If you're going to purchase a manual that ‘improves the lives of musicians' then you need to know something about the background of the author, don't you?
Brett Leboff has spent 20 years (and counting) in the music business, firstly as an artist, drumming in bands, and as a manager.
Never being one to tread the obvious path, he walked away from his own management company and his biggest signed artist (who was touring the world), and went on an adventure which culminated in raising money to buy sound equipment in order to start a music event on a coexistence project in the West Bank, with Israelis and Palestinians; an incredible experience.
Once back in the UK he was invited by Diplomats of Sound to create an artist development agency with an eye on an ethical and progressive approach. As well as this adventure he embarked on a campaign of self-development, engaging with the Mankind Project, Vipassana (10 day silent meditation retreat), iEvolve, Tantra and Sexual Deconditioning workshops.
The purpose of life is to learn, grow and face challenges, and I started viewing my life and career from an aerial viewpoint, making course corrections and some hard life choices that perhaps I had been avoiding. It gave me a fresh perspective on everything I had seen before in my career with artists and prior to that, being an artist myself, which led me to write this; a book about staying sane in the music game. In an industry that has to keep reinventing itself it's important to keep supporting artists and this manual shares the stories, rituals and tools I've used over the years.
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Vital for anyone in the Industry
I came into awareness of this book thanks to Help Musicians UK. After a complete listen, I would seriously highly recommend this. To me, it's the first highly accessible and actionable personal development/wellbeing book for the Music Industry.