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Getting signed! : an insider's guide to the record industry

Author: George Howard; Jonathan Feist
Publisher: Boston, MA : Berklee Press ; Milwaukee, Wis. : Distributed by Hal Leonard, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part I: The demo: What is a label? - Three case studies in breaking through: Nirvana, Deaf Jam, Bob Dylan - Demo track selection and sequencing - Recording your demo - Packaging and presenting your demo; Part II: The team, agents, managers and lawyers: Performances and booking agents - management - Lawyers; Part III: Additional players: Publicity and promotion - Publishing rights and wrongs - Distribution -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Howard; Jonathan Feist
ISBN: 9780876390450 0876390459
OCLC Number: 54883428
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is a label?--and what the hell does A & R stand for anyway? --
Three case studies in breaking through : Nirvana, Def Jam, and Bob Dylan --
Demo track selection and sequencing : start with the songs --
Recording your demo : getting it down --
Packaging and presenting your demo : all dressed up and everywhere to go --
Performances and booking agents : the live life --
Management : finding it and making it work for you --
Lawyers : protecting and serving --
Publicity and promotion : getting the word out --
Publishing : rights and wrongs --
Distribution : moving product --
Contracts : getting the best deal --
You've got a deal! : or did you know that "utopia" means "no place?"
Responsibility: George Howard ; edited by Jonathan Feist.

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Part I: The demo: What is a label? - Three case studies in breaking through: Nirvana, Deaf Jam, Bob Dylan - Demo track selection and sequencing - Recording your demo - Packaging and presenting your demo; Part II: The team, agents, managers and lawyers: Performances and booking agents - management - Lawyers; Part III: Additional players: Publicity and promotion - Publishing rights and wrongs - Distribution - Contracts - You've got a deal!; Appendix: A sample contract.

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