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Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s GuideTALENT IS ONE THING. NAVIGATING THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS ANOTHER.


“Being a parent is about learning something new each day. In the music and entertainment industry the lessons come fast, furiously, and sometimes in front of millions of people. All of my wolf pack have worked in entertainment in various ways, and I know firsthand that the parent has to be there every step of the way to protect and help his child. It is about time we had a book like this to help navigate the raging waters that surround our children in THE INDUSTRY.” – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith

“From Britney, to Gaga, to Backstreet Boys, to his son, Steven has mentored some amazing young talent with the integrity, compassion, and wisdom needed to take them to the next level.  With this book you can trust that you’ll have all the answers you need when it comes to your child’s future.” – Jonathan McHugh, Co-Producer on Britney Spears’ Crossroads

Taylor Swift. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Emma Watson. Kid President. The world of music and entertainment is filled with stories of talented children doing remarkable things as they grow up. It’s also filled with many cautionary tales. How can you, as a parent, protect your child and guide them on the sometimes treacherous road to success?

As the digital entertainment universe has evolved and platforms like YouTube have emerged, discovering talent has never been easier. Along with the explosion of these outlets, the number of children with dreams of stardom has also grown exponentially. But how does a parent unfamiliar with this very complex industry become their child’s partner, collaborator, and, most importantly, protector?

In YOUR CHILD’S CAREER IN MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT (September 1, 2015, Allworth Press), entertainment lawyer and former manager Steven Beer offers the definitive guide to nurturing a young person’s talent and guiding them along the very uncertain path to success.

Beer has been supporting nascent talent for over twenty years and has worked with many successful young artists and entertainers, including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter. He is also a father of three sons, one of whom began a professional acting career at the age of thirteen.

As an entertainment lawyer, Beer knows his way around showbiz. As the father of a child actor, he learned how to navigate it not for himself, but for his son. He has been down this path, and with this book he will serve as your guide, giving parents expert insight into:

  • Knowing which professionals to consult and when
  • Finding and preparing for auditions
  • Dealing with the financial aspects of the industry
  • Understanding statutory and regulatory legal protections for children
  • Creating balance for the whole family
  • Maintaining a child’s health and happiness in the midst of the volatile and stressful entertainment industry

Drawing on his extensive experience and contacts in the industry, Beer quotes the personal stories of industry players, stars, their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will eventually be able to run their own careers.

A showbiz career is completely different from one in any other industry. If your child is serious about it, you will need to consider the challenges entailed and commit to a program that may impact the entire family. In this book, Beer gives clear and knowledgeable instructions, providing a road map that cannot be found anywhere else. Beer has taken the guesswork out of the equation, transforming his readers from novices to experts in their own right. Parents armed with YOUR CHILD’S CAREER IN MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT are parents who know how to support and protect their children as they grow into stars.

Title: Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment
Author: Steven C. Beer
Publisher: Allworth Press
ISBN: 978-1621534808
Retail Price: $14.99
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

For review copies or interviews with Steven C. Beer, please contact:
Jillian Sanders | jillian@debartlo.com | 212-988-1148

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