Seasoned Musician Takes Readers to Professional Band Camp in New Book

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Wendell C. Kelly guides readers through music industry in ‘The Professional Musician’.

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“Work is difficult to get these days,” Kelly says. “This book will give the reader an edge on what to do and when.”

Wendell C. Kelly is a seasoned musician and has played on more than 1,000 recordings for film, TV and CDs. He has also been on more than 40 tours in over 20 countries and performed in multiple Broadway shows and thousands of live performances. He is also an accomplished composer, arranger, producer and musical director.

Kelly’s experiences fill the pages of his new music book, “The Professional Musician: the Music the Business the Career the Life” (published by AuthorHouse), which aims to guide aspiring and practicing musicians through the multifaceted profession of being a working musician.

“The Professional Musician” details the day-to-day concerns of a professional musician. From picking a school to marketing oneself to understanding the legal aspects of the music industry, Kelly covers it all. He even delves into the mental and physical aspects of performing, including survival on the road.

“Work is difficult to get these days,” Kelly says. “This book will give the reader an edge on what to do and when.”

Throughout “The Professional Musician,” readers learn the many ins and outs of the music industry so they can better navigate its complex streets. Kelly wrote his book with all level of musicians in mind, from high school students to trained professionals. It is his hope that his book won’t act as just another book about the music business, but that it will be “the” book.

“The Professional Musician”
By Wendell Clay Kelly
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 924 pages | ISBN 9781504905169
E-Book | 924 pages | ISBN 9781496961334
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About the Author
Wendell C. Kelly served on the board of directors of the Musician’s Union, Local 47 in Los Angeles, gaining experience in the inner-workings of the music business. With over 35 years of experience as a composer, arranger, conductor, contractor, educator and clinician, he endorses a formal education and the experiences of being out in the real world. He invites readers to visit him at for more information.

AuthorHouse is an Author Solutions, LLC, supported self-publishing service providing book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse’s team provides guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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