- Series: Berklee Press
- Paperback: 233 pages
- Publisher: Berklee Press (October 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876390459
- ISBN-13: 978-0876390450
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Getting Signed!: An Insider's Guide to the Record Industry (Berklee Press) Paperback – October 1, 2003
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This work gives you the basic foundation you need in a readable, non academic way, so that you aren't wandering around in the wilderness like I was, listening to the questionable advice of people who really either 1) don't care about you; or 2) only want you to know so much so you don't level the playing field with them. It's business, not personal, so don't get bent out of shape, as Mr. Howard explains.
This work is the best, least expensive investment in your future as a knowledgeble artist, aspiring record label owner, or artist manager/producer that you can make. My music business is already opening up and my opportunities are already expanding with my increased understanding of how everything really works.
Laced with humor and interesting commentary taken from real world situations, Getting Signed! fits both the must have and must read list for anyone serious about a career in the music business. It's not just for performers, but also aspiring songwriters, producers, promoters, A&R people, radio promotion, distributors and everyone else inbetween that make this "music business" a business. Why? Because this book clearly and concisely explains the music business one component at a time. Given its primary perspective is for "the band", the material covered quickly transcends into a practical handbook for success in the multifaceted music business.
The bottom line is simply this: If you're determined to succeed in the music business whether you're in a band or not... "Buy this book and learn." You'll never earn a greater return on your money than this.
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I learned allot from this book about getting signed and being a professional musician. I especially liked the section about demos. Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I read this book cover-to-cover and attended George Howard's class at Berklee Music School. George is a very gifted individual and the book is written very well. Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by L. Gervais
George Howard's "Getting Signed! An Insider's Guide to the Record Industry" is a MUST read for any independent artist, or anyone thinking about starting their own label, or anyone... Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Glory Reinstein
This book is awesome!! If you are serious about a career in music and wanna know how record labels work you need this book!!Published on February 24, 2010 by M. Grant
I recently completed the online course at Berklee Online using this book during the course. I must say this book is insightful and offers a detailed description of the "Music... Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by Toman Reaves
Getting Signed is the ultimate musicians' resource. Whether you are a seasoned musician or aspiring to be signed, this is the best companion that will guide you through the... Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Luke Roland Balane