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How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era [Kindle Edition]

Megan Perry , Ron Fair
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Book Description

The insider’s guide to becoming an insider. Want to become a record producer? Get this book. It’s the authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide to getting what it takes to become a success in today’s exciting, hyper-competitive music business. For musicians interested in hands-on record production, for aspiring pros, for anyone with an interest in the business aspects of producing, author Megan Perry has the full inside story. With full information on developing skills, building a clientele, and managing a business, plus interviews from industry insiders and tips on negotiating with record labels, artists’ managers, and artists themselves, How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era is the go-to guide for any aspiring music pro.

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About the Author

Megan Perry, the author of Wired: Musicians’ Home Studios, has worked at NRG Recording Studios and Moir/Marie. Her writing and photography are seen in Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Revolver, and other top music publications. She lives in Seattle.

Product Details

  • File Size: 445 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0823098966
  • Publisher: Billboard Books (June 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003FCVG9O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for any rising producer March 7, 2011
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After having just finished reading This Business of Music 10th edition, i decided to pick up this title as a supplement. I found this book extremely enjoyable to read. While it isn't ment to be an exaustive study of the music business, it does give the reader a good overview of things. The additional/up-to-date information that wasn't covered in this business of music will easily make me exponentialy more money than the $11 that I payed for the book. This book covered a wide range of subjects and gave me some new things to think about as I advance in my career as a producer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful January 24, 2010
This is a very helpful book, which covers a lot of subjects. It's very to the point and easy to read because of the small portions of information. Very balanced and insightful.

I use this book to write a buisiness plan for people who may not know what a producers job looks like. It delves deep into the different styles of producing, as well as all the legal and money making stuff around it. It also gives great advice for recording techniques and (home)studio set-ups.

If you want to know what it takes to start a carreer as a record producer, this is the book you need.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading! September 22, 2008
I consider this the prime resource for gaining knowledge into the very broad spectrum of responsibilities that go along with being a legitimate music producer. Though some of the book addresses the current evolution of the recording industry, most of the material concerning the producer's role is timeless. I'm still surprised at how in-depth and detailed this is, given all of the variables involved. Brilliant!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good guide to the new music business September 15, 2008
By Señor
Great insights, both a jump start for newbies and a solid reference manual for people who have recorded some bands and want to plan for longevity. Lots of material to read, it covers alot of ground from technical details of how to manage a recording budget and run a studio session, to royalties, copyrights & contracts, and more creative things like how to motivate musicians and even digs into the psychology of artists. Most importantly, it talks about strategies for making a business out of producing music -when labels and bands and everyone except Steve Jobs struggles to make money, producers are going to have to be creative and reinvent what they do. Plus, anyone with a half decent computer can do their own recording. Should you invest in a studio, hunt down bands yourself, or work the label game? It's not a Passman book in the traditional sense of spelling out what percentage each party gets in every kind of record deal, but more like a next gen Passman for figuring out what the deals should even be. This should get some attention.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The vinyl record is long since dead, and the compact disc's future is in question - What is the record producers role in the modern day? "How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era" is a complete and comprehensive guide to the role of the modern record producer: promoter, lawyer, and general man of many hats. Tackling all of the finer nuances of the profession, "How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era" is highly recommended for community library music collections, and to anyone who make a career out of the music they love.
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