Awakening your Business Brain: An iCadenza Guide to Launching your Music Career
Can you really be an artist and a businessperson at the same time? Aspiring musicians have been asking this for ages, but in a new world of interconnectivity, the answers are closer than ever before. Jennifer Rosenfeld and Julia Torgovitskaya, founders of iCadenza and Cadenza Artists, are here to share the lessons of their music career coaching business and talent agency with you and help you awaken your business brain.
Artists receive a lot of misconceptions about the business side of art: that focusing too much on self-marketing is detrimental to your artistic growth, or that making sacrifices for a big contract is "selling out.” Along the way, musicians are taught that they can be an artist or a businessperson, but not both. Jennifer and Julia say that not only is it possible to be both, it’s essential for survival in today’s music world.
Through career guidance and personal wisdom, Awakening Your Business Brain will show you how you can foster a successful music career without sacrificing your dedication to artistry. Jennifer and Julia demystify the music business in a compassionate and encouraging book that is a must-read for any aspiring musician.
Money 4 Music: How To Make 5 Figures Per Song You Write
The secret to making money in the music industry as a commercial composer. Did you know you could get paid tens-of-thousands of dollars for writing only 30 seconds of simple music, and receive royalty checks every month for the rest of your life? All without having to go to school, or knowing how to read music. A must-have for every songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and musician.
MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson (Audiobook)
The ultimate critical biography of the King of Pop: a panoramic, vivid, and incisive portrait of Michael Jackson that explores and celebrates his influence in music, dance, and popular culture, drawing on 400 interviews.
From the moment in 1965 when he first stepped on stage with his brothers at a local talent show in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop. In a career spanning four decades, Jackson became a global icon, selling over 400 million albums, earning thirteen Grammy awards, and spinning dance moves that captivated the world. Songs like "Billie Jean” and "Black and White” altered our national discussion of race and equality, and Jackson’s signature aesthetic, from the single white glove to the moonwalk, defined a generation. Despite years of scandal and controversy, Jackson’s ultimate legacy will always be his music.
Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper delves deeply into Michael Jackson’s music and talent. From the artist’s early days with the Jackson 5, to his stratospheric success as a solo artist, to "Beat It” and "Thriller,” "Bad” and "The Man in the Mirror,” to his volatile final years, his attempted comeback, and untimely death, Knopper explores the beguiling and often contradictory forces that fueled Michael Jackson’s genius. Drawing on an amazing 400 interviews—ranging from Jackson’s relatives, friends, and key record executives to celebrities like will.i.am and Weird Al Yankovic—this critical biography puts all the elements of his career into perspective, and celebrates his triumph in art and music. This is a rare and panoramic view into the genius and influence of an incomparable talent.
Electronic Musician November 2015
Electronic Musician is the #1 magazine in the U.S. for musicians who record and produce music in a home or personal studio environment.
Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology
Beyond Sound is a must-read for anyone who loves music technology and wants to build a career in this competitive, fast-paced world. Author Scott L. Phillips draws on his seventeen-year career as a technology trainer and educator, and his extensive network of music technology professionals, to present an intimate view of the exciting world of music technology. The book offers an in-depth consideration of music technology education, including looks at specific programs and a clear explanation of different types of degrees. Moreover, it provides practical guidance on career preparation, including how to get a great internship, how to land that first job, and how to make connections and move up in a variety of businesses from recording to television and film to video games. And Phillips brings stories from successful professionals, who share their experiences, advice, and suggestions.
The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice
Now in its fourth edition, The Art of Music Production has established itself as the definitive guide to the art and business of music production and a primary teaching tool for college programs. It is the first book to comprehensively analyze and describe the non-technical role of the music producer.
Author Richard James Burgess lays out the complex field of music production by defining the several distinct roles that fall under the rubric of music producer. In this completely updated and revised fourth edition of a book already lauded as "the most comprehensive guide to record production ever published," Burgess has expanded and refined the types of producers, bringing them fully up to date. The first part of the book outlines the underlying theory of the art of music production. The second part focuses on the practical aspects of the job including training, getting into the business, day-to-day responsibilities, potential earnings, managers, lawyers, and - most importantly - the musical, financial, and interpersonal relationships producers have with artists and their labels. The book is packed with insights from the most successful music producers ranging from today's chart-toppers to the beginnings of recorded sound, including mainstream and many niche genres. The book also features many revealing anecdotes about the business, including the stars and the challenges (from daily to career-related) a producer faces. Burgess addresses the changes in the nature of music production that have been brought about by technology and, in particular, the paradigmatic millennial shift that has occurred with digital recording and distribution. Burgess's lifelong experience in the recording industry as a studio musician, artist, producer, manager, and marketer combined with his extensive academic research in the field brings a unique breadth and depth of understanding to the topic.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians ePUB
Social Media Promotion for Musicians by best selling music author Bobby Owsinski is the truly the best, most comprehensive and up to day resource for marketing yourself, your band and your music online.
The book shows you how to stop just using social media and learn how to promote with it, as you’ll find a host of online insider tips and tricks that that will help you gain more fans and followers, increase your views, and grow your ticket and merch sales.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians shows artists, bands, engineers and producers the latest techniques and strategies to increase your online presence more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible. Best of all, anyone can do it!
* How to increase your online exposure to increase your fan base
* How to have more time for creating by saving at least an hour every day on common social media operations
* Exclusive promotional tips that boost your views and followers
* How to uncover and develop your brand
* The secret behind successful tweets and posts
* How to craft a successful newsletter to increase your ticket and merch sales
* 10 ways to make sure that fans, music critics and bloggers, bookers and promoters, and agents and managers always have your latest information
* Ways to optimize your YouTube channel and videos to maximize your views
and so much more.