In this book, veteran music manager Jim Halsey, the man who built the No. 1 country-music agency in the world, shares the secrets he learned while shepherding the careers of The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, and countless other entertainment giants. For the first time ever, Halsey takes readers behind the curtain to reveal the keys to building a successful career in music. Halsey covers all the fundamentals: how to develop an act, how to get an agent, how to use the press to build your audience, how to play the biggest and best forums. Halsey's incisive advice will help you find your place on the team–the position that will give you the most successful and most fulfilling career. Whether you dream of seeing your name in lights or prefer a powerful position behind the scenes, Jim Halsey can tell you how to achieve your dream.