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Music Business Made Simple : Music Business Made Simple - J S Rudsenske

Music Business Made Simple

Music Business Made Simple

Paperback Published: 31st July 2004
ISBN: 9780825672958
Number Of Pages: 144
For Ages: 15+ years old

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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.

Forewordp. 13
Introductionp. 17
Getting Started
An Overviewp. 23
Be an Artist Firstp. 26
This Is a Careerp. 29
Learn From Other Artistsp. 31
Learn About the Businessp. 33
Importance of Setting Goalsp. 35
Setting Short-Term Goalsp. 37
Reassessing and Changing Your Goalsp. 39
Development
Your First Stepp. 43
Practice, Practice, Practicep. 45
Gotta Have Great Songsp. 47
It's All in the Performancep. 49
Before You Step Onstagep. 52
A Formula for Performingp. 54
Recording Your First Demop. 57
Your First Full-Length Recordingp. 60
The Recording Is Done, But the Work's Not Overp. 63
Creating Your Promotional Packagep. 65
How to Use the Promotional Packagep. 68
Music Conferencesp. 71
Professional Personnel
Some Professionals You Will Needp. 77
What Does an Entertainment Attorney Do?p. 80
When Do You Need an Entertainment Attorney?p. 82
Finding an Entertainment Attorneyp. 84
What Does a Manager Do?p. 87
When Do You Need a Manager?p. 90
Finding a Managerp. 93
The Booking Agentp. 97
What Does a Producer Do?p. 100
When Do You Need a Producer?p. 103
How the Producer Gets Paidp. 106
Getting a Record Deal
Getting a Record Deal: An Overviewp. 111
What Does a Record Label Do?p. 113
Start Your Career With an Independent Labelp. 116
What to Look for in a Record Labelp. 119
What Are They Looking For?p. 122
Getting Noticedp. 126
Showcasingp. 128
Signing the Contractp. 130
A Final Word of Encouragementp. 132
Resourcesp. 134
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9780825672958
ISBN-10: 0825672953
Series: Music Business Made Simple
Audience: General
For Ages: 15+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 31st July 2004
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1