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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    Working in the Music Industry
    How to Find an Exciting and Varied Career in the World of Music
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anna Britten, Foreword by Alan McGee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845283575
    ISBN 10: 1845283570

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    BIC subject category V2: VSC
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC subject category V2: KNTF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS004000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.4778023
    Thema V1.0: VSC, KNT
    Edition statement
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    How to Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 November 2009
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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.
    Table of 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.