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Confessions of a Record Producer

Confessions of a Record Producer, 3rd Edition<br> <em>How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business</em> by Moses Avalon Confessions of a Record Producer
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Moses Avalon
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 336
Pub. Date: 2006
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 0879308745
ISBN-13: 9780879308742

About the Book:

How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business

This fully updated and expanded edition of Confessions of a Record Producer is not about how the music business should work, but how it does work. Industry insider Moses Avalon tells it like it is - how producers dip into budgets, artists steal songs, lawyers write contracts in code - and shows you how to survive these and other career-stifling situations. Deconstructing actual major and indie-label record deals, this book dissects each party's involvement and offers perspective on their actual roles, how much they get paid, and what their agendas really are. Engineers, managers, producers, artists, labels and lawyers each take their turn in the hot seat. It also outlines realistic alternatives for newcomers, such as "baby" production deals and vanity labels.

Confessions of a Record Producer includes:
• an entire chapter comparing ASCAP and BMI - a publishing first
• new insights for indie artists, including the lowdown on digital-distribution scams and independent A&R
• information on new legislation and its impact on sampling and other legal matters
• new music-industry "family trees" that reflect recent consolidation and reorganization
• 80 pages of new material
• and much more.

What people say:

"A must read ...Unlike books that explain industry workings in theory, Confessions is firmly rooted in reality ...Useful as a trade guide and fascinating ... can be enjoyed by anyone wanting to roll the dice on a career in music, as well as future industry weasels looking for some helpful grifter tips." — Smug

"As educational as Aesop's fables...Every musician, or at least one member of every band, should pick up a copy of this book." — Jam Rag

"This uncovers some startling realities about the music business." — The Music Shelf

"A good reference tool for the up and coming talented artist who has passion and determination for his art." — Music Connection Magazine

About the Author:

Moses Avalon is an active lecturer and author of music business books and educational tools about the US music industry. He is also an artists' rights activist.