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Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide

In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their children’s creative passion and talent into a sustainable career in entertainment. Topics include:

  • Knowing which professionals to consult and when
  • Finding and preparing for auditions
  • Dealing with the financial aspects
  • Understanding statutory and regulatory legal protections for children
  • Creating balance for the whole family

Most importantly, maintaining a child’s health and happiness is underlined throughout. Drawing on author Steven Beer’s extensive contacts in the industry, the book quotes the personal experiences of industry players, stars and their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with morals and values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will run their own careers someday. Order your copy on Amazon today! 


“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’s own touring acting, 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 and Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never

“Steven Beer is an entertainment lawyer, industry consultant, and parent in the entertainment industry who has successfully guided many young people on the complex journey to a career in music and entertainment. If your child is serious about a career in the “business,” this book is a must-have.  Accessible and filled with insider information, resources, case studies, and legal advice, it is invaluable!” – Michael Rapaport, actor

“Steven Beer has written a lucid, sweepingly comprehensive yet straight-forward guide both practical and inspiring for all parents lucky enough to have talented children to nurture into a career in entertainment.” – James Toback, filmmaker

“I was floored by the thorough understanding Steven Beer has been able to achieve. He leaves no stone left unturned in explaining the pitfalls and questions every parent with a talented child has. It should be the “turn to Bible” for all kids in the business. I could not recommend it more highly.” – Ron Schaefer, Director of French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

“This book is a roadmap from a highly experienced, knowledgeable guide for any parent whose child wants (begs) to pursue a career in the music or entertainment business.  It provides advice on each step of the journey and offers practical steps and tactics to ensure the best possibility for success.”  – Susan Solovay, Professional Parent

 “I cannot imagine a more useful text for parents trying to get a leg up for their children in the entertainment industry. Steven’s advice is invaluable.” – Rebecca Lambrecht, Music Manager and Founder of the Chicane Group

“Steven Beer is a knowledgeable, experienced counselor who understands the challenges and opportunities facing families who aspire to success in the entertainment industry. I can’t think of a better authority to tackle this subject.” – Cliff Chenfeld, Co-CEO, Razor & Tie Music and Kidz Bop

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