Description : Enhance your chance for success as a recording artist by following the real-world advice found within the pages of the book. Step-by-step suggestions for: Setting career goals Developing your songs and stage presence Recording your first demo and full-length album Designing your promotional materials Knowing where to hire an attorney, manager, booking agent, and producer And, of course, getting a record deal! Success depends on talent, hard work, and a little luck. This handbook will help you prepare and increase you opportunities in the music business.
Description : At last, an entertainment attorney offers up the honest truth about becoming a successful recording artist. This book is packed with solid information geared toward anyone who wants to become a musician. It's a terrific primer for parents of kids who are clamoring for music lessons or permission to go to a college of music.The book is divvied up into manageable chapters: practicing, recording your first demo, creating a promo kit, finding a manager, playing a showcase, and much more. This is the first book in the Music Business Made Simple series. These easy-to-digest handbooks cover everything one needs to know about the music business. The second book in the series, Be Your Own Music Mogul: Launch an Independent Record Label will be published in Spring 2005.
Description : An indispensable step-by-step guide to releasing your own records and beginning a working independent label. Since the boom of homemade records and independently-minded musicians in the 1980s, the alternative music industry has grown from strength to strength, driven by a policy that privileges the music itself over the aggressive marketing and branding strategies of the majors. You can retain all control and rights to the music you release, allowing you to showcase and sell the music that you believe should be heard. There has never been a better time to begin a label for yourself, and this comprehensive title shows you exactly how it's done, including: Devising a business plan Finding and choosing talent Creating and manufacturing records themselves All aspects of promotion and marketing Distribution and radio Get your company organised and get those records out there right now with the help and advice of this informative guide.
Description : Presents a guide for those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with advice and tips on assessing interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, searching for a job, networking, and pursuing success in the workplace.
Description : Learn how the industry works, and how to tip the odds in your favour and get your beats heard. Multi-platinum producer Sahpreem King of Miami's South Beach club scene gives you his expert guide to the games of Hip Hop production, exposing the pitfalls and giving you a step-by-step approach to developing your profile and getting your unique sound out into the ears of your audience. You will learn... What a producer really does How to set up you lab and get the sounds from your head into the speakers Who to trust, and how to build your team Promotion and marketing Networking Money and accounting The secrets of A&R - what they don't want you to know Getting published
Description : Scoring for film hsa changed dramatically over the past 20 years. With the advent of MIDI sequencers and low-cost recording gear, just about any composer anywhere can score a film. Well-known composer Sonny Kompanek teaches this new film scoring process at the prestigious New York University and now he shares his secrets with the pages of From Score to Screen. Learn about the cast of professionals you'll work with as a film composer. Find out how to meet people in the business, network, and create a promotional demo. Learn how to compose themes and battle writers' block. And know how to make a director happy with your work. With this book, you'll gain practical knowledge that you can put into action immediately. This is the only book that discusses the new film scoring process which utilises the latest technology.
Description : Here is the essential, updated resource job seekers need to develop a complete strategy for their job searches. Alphabetically arranged by career, the Sourcebook lists sources of help wanted ads, employer directories, employment agencies, placement services, electronic resources, and other information sources for 216 specific careers. New profiles on careers such as event planner, forensic scientist and tissue engineer have been added as well. Also included are helpful e-mail and Web site addresses, along with new information on networking to further assist users in their searches.