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Making and marketing music : the musician's guide to financing, distributing, and promoting albums
Summers, Jodi.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Allworth Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 229 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML3790 .S84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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This guide aims to help musicians of all levels decide when to make an album to best compliment their skills and meet the objectives of a music career. Emphasizing band recognition and developing an income through record sales, the book discusses the necessary steps in raising money, creating, distributing and marketing albums, and offers tips for making the endeavour profitable.

Author Notes

Jodi Summers is President of World View Media, Summers's work has appeared in virtually every music magazine around the world. She lives in Los Angeles, California

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Library Journal Review

Summers, a music industry journalist and the president of World View Media, shows "the easiest, most economical ways to make an album and get it heard." She walks the musician through the myriad detailsÄwho and what you need to know, raising money, getting an album deal, making and releasing a record, and marketing itÄin an easy-to-understand, almost conversational way. In addition to numerous well-orchestrated interviews with artists, record company executives, and music industry insiders, Making and Marketing Music includes pertinent "Commit It to Memory" and "Keep in Mind" sections plus "Warning" tips. Chronicling album production from start to finish in an inexpensive, handy volume, this book will be a great addition to public and academic libraries alike.ÄJanet Brewer, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Choosing to Make an Albump. 1
2 Getting Started: Who and What You Need to Knowp. 19
3 Raising Moneyp. 45
4 Getting the Album Dealp. 63
5 Going the Indie Routep. 79
6 Making a Recordp. 95
7 Recording in the Comfort of Your Homep. 115
8 Timing Is Everything: Planning the Release Datep. 129
9 Getting Heardp. 149
10 Marketing and Promotionp. 169
11 Onlinep. 189
12 The Future of the Internetp. 207
Indexp. 223