Working in the Music Industry

Working in the Music Industry : How to Find an Exciting and Varied Career in the World of Music

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The music industry is one of the most exciting, glamorous and fun places you could ever work in. It's also a fiercely competitive world, both for jobseekers and those already on the inside. But opportunities arise constantly, and are within the grasp of almost anyone with a true passion for music and a hard-working attitude. This book aims to help you take your first step into what will hopefully be a long and satisfying career in an endlessly fascinating world. Each chapter covers a field of work within the music industry - from record companies to recording studios to roadies - and is crammed with honest, realistic, practical and helpful advice. Insider secrets and individual case studies throw even more light on the subject. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by Alan McGee; Preface; 1. An overview of the Music Industry; 2. Getting a Job; 3. Record Companies; 4. Music Publishing; 5. Music PR and Plugging; 6. Artist Managers; 7. Live Music: Booking Agents, Concert Promoters, Tour Managers and Roadies; 8. Music Journalism; 9. Recording Studios: Record Producers, Sound Engineers and Studio Managers; 10. Music Retail; Glossary; Useful Addresses; Further Reading; Index.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • How to Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1845283570
  • 9781845283575
  • 533,536

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"If you've ever fancied working within the music industry but don't know where to start, this book is essential reading.' IDJ Magazine 'This book really did help me - a must read for anyone considering any role in the music industry, whatever your age." Reader review "A plain-talking guide to how the music industry works and how you can become a part of it. It's broken down into sections on record labels, publishing, PR and plugging, journalism, studios, live venues and music retail. Throughout the tone is easy to follow without talking down to the reader and its actually quite funny in places. If you've always fancied working within the music industry but don't know where to start, this is essential reading." INTERNATIONAL DJ MAGAZINE. "A practical guide to realising your dreams in the music industry - "not for those who dream of performing before Simon Cowell, but for those who dream of being Simon Cowell" - this slim tome aims to provide an insider's guide with simple "Things You Need To Know" signposts along the way. A foreword from Alan McGee provides one of the more enlightening parts of the book. It warns: "Always be nice to the receptionist. They could end up running Radio One in four years." MUSIC WEEK. "If you think you might have what it takes to be a success in the music industry, you'll need [to win] a copy of this book!" BBC RADIO ONE - ONE LIFE. 'I would recommend this book as a useful purchase.' Phoenix.

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About Anna Britten

Anna Britten has spent many years working within the music industry, for record companies such as Warner Music and Naxos, as well as in music publishing and journalism. She is now a freelance journalist.

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