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How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording (5th Edition) Paperback – April 19, 1999


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Diane Sward Rapaport has done it again! This is the twentieth anniversary and fifth revised edition of the book that has been a friend and guide to more than 150,000 musicians, producers, engineers, and owners of small recording labels. . . .

This new edition addresses new major technological changes that have occurred in the nineties, including the impact of the Internet on all facets of the music industry. . . .

For those that already own a previous edition of the book, the new additions mentioned above would be worth investing in the new revision, especially the section on the Internet. For those new to the book, it is, in a word, indispensable. If you are an independent musician serious about your music, this is THE book. . . . -- Ben Kettlewell, Alternate Music Press

This [How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording] is the latest, up-to-date information on such broad items as selling on the Internet through download or through amazon.com; pricing wholesale; what to put on the record label; web site design needs; pre-mastering; microphones and much more. At the end are a series of work pages on promotion, sales, graphic design, plus resources like trade publications and directories. This . . . should get your career in order and on a much faster track. This is as good as it gets in straightforward, clear, complete how-to-do-music books for pros or beginners. -- Chris Lunn, Victory Review, June 1999

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Referred to as the musician's bible, this comprehensive manual covers every aspect of recording and shows step-by-step how to set up a small independent recording label for promoting and marketing from one to many titles. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (April 19, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0139239472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0139239472
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Diane Sward Rapaport is the author of three books. Home Sweet Jerome, Death and Rebirth of Arizona's Richest Copper Mining City (Big Earth Publishing, 2014); How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording (Pearson Education, 1979, 5 revisions); and a Music Business Primer (Pearson, 1995.

Diane Rapaport is a pioneer of music business education for musicians. She began offering courses for musicians in 1974, after working for seven years as an artist's manager for Bill Graham's Fillmore Management in San Francisco. In 1990, she founded Jerome Headlands Press in 1990, which produced five music business books and co-published them with Pearson Education. The Musician's Business and Legal Guide, still in print, has sold 110,000 copies.

She holds a Master Degree in Renaissance Literature and History from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Read her blog: http://homesweetjeromedrapaport.wordpress.com/

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G Sause on December 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I originally purchased the second addition of this book. It inspired me to Open my own record store back in 1989. The record store, called Locals Only was based on thing I learned from reading the book and using that knowledge. Here we are almost in 2001 and those principles still stand. We operate a website...that has been vibrant since its launch in 1995. This book is a great starting point for anyone serious about making it as an independent artist.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 24, 1998
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I received this book at The Art Institute of Philadelpphia as a text book, while I studied Music and Video Business. Before I entered school, I had always been an artist manager. I learned a lot about the industry over the years. "How To Make And Sell Your Own Recordings" became one of my most important guide books. It helped me to aquire the skills to do everything myself. "How To Make And Sell Your Own Recordings" has a lot of valuable information for any artist manager or independent musician. It helps to ensure that you present yourself in a professional way without the need to hire out.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 1998
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This book is one that we at nichemarket recommend highly in our Booklist for any Hip Hop Entrepreneur serious about a career in the music industry! --Walt Goodridge, President, Hip Hop Entrepreneur Association
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By Rjay on September 7, 2013
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This product hit the spot. It was the ideal book i needed to start my own record label. The author diane give great marketing advise.
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