A Conversation With Zoe Keating: EXCLUSIVE Excerpt From Emily White’s “How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams”


Emily White has made a career out of helping independent creators as a manager, label owner and much more. She’s in the trenches with them every day.

Fortunately, we are in a time when d.i.y., independent and major label artists have more diverse opportunities than ever to build a career. But that career is only sustainable if – and it’s a big, sometimes complex IF – they understand the many revenue streams available and how to collect them.

That’s the premise and the promise of Emily White‘s important new book “How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams.”

The book begins with a conversation with Zoe Keating, who has built an enviable and sustainable career as an instrumental musician without a manager, a record label or ever shooting a music video.

An exclusive excerpt from “How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams.” courtesy of 9GiantStepsBooks

FOREWORD: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ZOË KEATING AND EMILY WHITE

Zoë Keating is the only artist I’ve ever known who does not need to read this book. She is primarily an instrumental musician who has never made a music video, does not have a manager, and has built a sustainable career for the long term.

In early 2006, I was working at a management company that also had a travel agency for artists and fans. One day, the travel agent came by my desk and told me that Imogen Heap’s tour manager had a family emergency and needed to leave the tour immediately….

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