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The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense

The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 404
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 0609810138
ISBN-13: 9780609810132

About the Book:

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business

Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry – from Dick Weissman who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. He has worked in virtually every creative capacity of the music business: as a studio musician, songwriter, performer, record producer, and composer of music for films. He also taught of for 12 years in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver.

This comprehensive volume is based on his extensive experiences in dealing with major and independent record companies as as artist, songwriter, and record producer, and it offers a detailed explanation of music industry careers. He gives you guidance and information on:

• Starting your music career
• The ins and outs of recording contracts
• Record producing and music engineering
• The distribution and sale of records
• The Internet and its effect on the music industry
• The latest computer programs
• Copyright law
• Composing music and songwriting
• Music education
• The international music industry
• And much more...

The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry's facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike.

About the Author:

Dick Weissman is a professional musician, recording artist, composer, and record producer. He lives in Portland, Oregon where continues to perform, record, and to teach seminars and workshops.