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 : 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 : Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications offers students and scholars a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of key areas and debates. Combines overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research Written many of the best known authors in the field Includes an international line-up of contributors, drawn from the key markets of North and Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and the Far East
Description : Includes entries on musicians, bands, festivals, publications, record labels, subgenres, and themes associated with indie rock.
Description : Provides instruction and advice on cultivating a career in the music industry, focusing on networking, self-marketing and promotion, and interview techniques.
Description : The Independent Record Label's Plain and Simple Guide to Contracting guides independent record labels through the fundamentals of essential record label contracts.
Description : Music Business: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive guide to the terminology commonly used in the music business today. It embraces definitions from a number of relevant fields, including: general business marketing e-commerce intellectual property law economics entrepreneurship In an accessible A-Z format and fully cross-referenced throughout, this book is essential reading for music business students as well as those interested in the music industry.