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Jam!: Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business by Dan Lipson, Jeff Carlisi

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Chapter 11. New Kid in Town

Bringing in a new key member isn't easy, but sometimes it's the only way to keep the team alive.

At some point, every music fan will see his or her favorite band break up. Particularly if you're a teenager, the pain is like losing a family member, and you go through all the stages of grief, from denial ("No! The Police can't be breaking up! It's not happening!") to bargaining ("Please just stay together. Any Led Zeppelin is better than no Led Zeppelin.") to acceptance ("Guess I'll be buying a lot of solo albums now."). As a fan, I would always wonder what could possibly lead bands to break up when they had such a good thing going. As a former rock star, I can tell you exactly what leads to breakups and, I hope, help ...

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