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Careers In Music
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interesting and informative articles relating to careers in music.
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Music Career Resource Sites
Browse below to find information
and career resources for musicians seeking to acquire skills and
knowledge for making a career in music.
This website focuses on the working side of a life in music.
While there is a strong interest among young musicians on how to
"make it" in the business, this web site also deals with some
non-traditional music careers.
Robert Rosenblatt's column covering the business and legal
issues which relate to songwriting, managers, agents and
performing. The purpose of this column is to provide career
guidance from the perspective of an entertainment lawyer
Berklee College of Music
Founded in 1945, Berklee College
of Music is the world's largest independent music college and
the premier institution for the study of contemporary music.
A&R Online is
an organization that deals with major and independent record
labels on a daily basis. Companies who need to be in touch with what
is going on at street level when it comes to new artists use A&R
Online as that direct connection. Record company reps will
peruse the database looking for artists and groups that might be
suitable to add to their roster, without having to leave their
office chair to do so.
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Videos, DVD's and Books
If you are interested in buying books, DVD's or videos about
careers in music, you can browse below to find a selection from
our associates at
Amazon.com, the world's largest
online retail store.
The Everything Home Recording Book.
In this highly accessible work,
accomplished musician and teacher Marc Schonbrun guides you
step by step through the basics of home recording.
From setting up your studio
and editing tracks to creating your own professional demo,
The Everything(r) Home Recording Book features vital
tips such as buying recording equipment, how to record on
digital and non-digital media, and how to mix your
recordings like a pro. You can also find out how to
improve acoustics, add effects and choose the right
microphone for the job.
Complete Guide To Film Scoring.
George Burt, a music professor
with extensive film scoring experience, offers what amounts
to a textbook for aspiring film composers, one that employs
many musical examples from film scores by the big gun film composers.
The book includes such
practical details as timing, synchronization, use of the
synthesizer, and mixing and dubbing. Although fairly
technical, Burt's effort will interest, besides budding film
composers, those interested in the nuts and bolts of film
The Musicians Handbook. Finally,
a book written by a musician for musicians. In The
Musicianís Handbook, veteran musician Bobby Borg reveals
over 35 inspirational and proactive strategies for pursuing
a successful career in the music industry.
This indispensable primer
provides comprehensive coverage of the four types of
business relationships, the five key people a musician needs
to succeed and the four major sources of music revenue.
Loaded with invaluable information and contacts that can
mean the difference between succeeding and failing in the
Marketing Handbook. A
grassroots guide by self-marketing wizard Bob Baker.
With this manual, you'll discover that marketing doesn't
have to be expensive to be effective. The book
provides dozens of simple, high-impact ways to promote
yourself, your band or your new release.
You'll also find tips for
substantially increasing CD sales, and the important
elements of creating a killer press-kit. An honest,
caring, easy-to grasp presentation, which is factual and
painfully realistic. For a non-performing artist whose does
all studio work, Bob Baker is a master of music marketing.
Melody In Songwriting. A comprehensive
guide by Jack Perriconeunlocking the secrets of hit songs, examining them,
and revealing why they succeed.
Melody in Songwriting
proves that talent is not enough without practice and
constant self-development. It teaches you to combine both
your inner creative and your hard work. There are also
some tunes extremely well analyzed and demonstrating the
logical development inside the great hits. A must have book
to improve your songwriting skills.
Well written, clearly laid out,
offering the reader a methodical approach to writing better
How To Write Songs On Guitar. By Rikky
Rooksby. This is a great resource for any guitarist
who already knows the basics, not just songwriters. It
is written specifically for writing songs on the guitar.
The book provides a wealth of
progressions, and examples of popular songs that use those
progressions. It also presents a useful, in-depth discussion
of key changes within songs, what works, what doesn't.
Also included are chapters on composing lyrics, structuring
songs, finding subjects, avoiding cliches, making demos. A
must have for anyone interested in writing or playing
McGuinn's Guide To Home Recording On A Computer.
For beginners who want to make their own home recordings.
Using his compelling song "May The Road Rise" as an example,
he replicates the process by which he records a song, from
conception to final product.
On this DVD, he demonstrates,
step-by-step, how he lays down the basic tracks, overdubs
his vocals, adds harmonies and guitar riffs, doubles the
parts and comes up with a complete recording. Finally,
you'll see how Roger mixes the result to a two-track sterro
file and burns it to a CD.
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