Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook 2008: The Essential Resource for Anyone Working in the Music Industry (Musicians' & Songwriters' Yearbook: Essential Resource for Anyone)

Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook 2008: The Essential Resource for Anyone Working in the Music Industry (Musicians' & Songwriters' Yearbook: Essential Resource for Anyone)

by JonathanLittle;KatieChatburn (Author)

Synopsis

"If knowledge is power, the Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook is one of the most potent resources currently available to anyone operating in any corner of the music business" The Works, Magazine of British Academy of Songwriters and Composers This essential 'black book' to the music industry lists contact names and vital practical advice for producing, selling and performing your music. This expanded edition includes new articles on: How to Approach a Performance, How Vocal Performers Communicate, Recording Acoustic Instruments, The Basics of DJ Technique, The Role of the Musical Director, The A&R Department and Setting up a Studio. Includes information on the Flow of Royalties, New Business Models for Deriving Income, Music industry acronyms and terminology. Among the many expert contributors: Pete Kirtley, Ivor Novello winning songwriter and producer (Spice Girls, Misteeq, Gareth Gates), Steve Levine, Grammy Award winning producer (Culture Club, The Beach Boys), Colin Emmanual, Producer (Jamelia), Jim Jomoa, professional DJ, Ben Challis, music lawyer (Glastonbury), Keith Lowde, Former Deputy Chairman, Music Copyright Protection Society, Sharon Woolf, songwriter and vocalist (Fatboy Slim, Liberty X), JoJo Gould, Editor of Music Business Journal, Jen Moss, Music Consultant (Boosey & Hawkes), Adrian Winman, Record and Games Producer. The foreword is by John Kennedy (Chairman & CEO, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: Rev Ed
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 31 Jul 2007

ISBN 10: 0713684720
ISBN 13: 9780713684728
Book Overview: Expertly researched contact information for music companies, publishers, venues, production services and distributors. An annual snapshot of a fast moving industry including online promotion and distribution. New Foreword by John Kennedy, Chairman of the IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industries) - the body that represents the record industry worldwide 2007 edition nominated for the Besterman/McColvin Medals for outstanding UK works of reference 2006

Media Reviews
'Well written and the listings are a handy reference.' Guitarist 'A and C Black's music book looks like being an annual release that will grow in stature and influence, just like its more established and highly successful counterpart.' Writers' Forum (Autumn 2007)
Author Bio
Dr Jonathan Little is the Principal of the Academy of Contemporary Music, one of Europe's leading schools for rock and pop musicians. Katie Chatburn is Head of Performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music and trained as a composer at the Royal Academy of Music.