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Start Your Own Band: A Jet Lambert Guide - Everything You Need to Know to Take Your Band to the Top (Jet Lambert Gumption Guide) Paperback – August 11, 1997
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From Library Journal
These two Jet Lambert Gumption Guides are designed to encourage expression and a do-it-yourself spirit in the young, but their lack of in-depth information and confusing concept hardly make them a standout in the genre. Jourard's work is the better of the two, the author's solid credentials buttressing an underwhelming effort. A sax/keyboard player of the highly successful Eighties band the Motels and a Tom Petty sideman, the author takes off when describing his experience in the music industry, though he generally imparts commonsense wisdom?e.g., record companies just want to make money?that even nonmusicians are aware of. His treatment of equipment, music theory, rehearsals, recording, and record contracts differs little from many of the disposable titles written for musicians, such as the out-of-print The Platinum Rainbow (Contemporary, 1988). Kalmar's work begins with a simplistic and unnecessary history of publishing in three pages ("Obviously individual thought did not perish"). The bad writing and editing continue in her discussion of contemporary zines (one zine "examines the darker side of true crime"). Although Kalmar writes for publications in the zine hotbed of Seattle, she has no zine publishing experience to draw from. Her coverage ranges from editorial approach and production to advertising and distribution, but it rarely amounts to more than quick tips. From the flower-laden cover to the enigma of who or what the "consummate hipster" Jet Lambert is supposed to be, these titles convey a more unfocused than "fun" approach to their subject. They contain some useful information but are certainly not everything you need to know.?Ben O'Sickey, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Marty Jourard writes with experience and knows what he's talking about. He tells about his real life experiences, allowing you to learn from his success along with learning from his mistakes. Reading this book will speed up and improve your success by giving you tips on everything from copyrighting to song writing and making you a lot more knowledgable.
Thanks for reading this and I hope that you take my advice and enjoy, Start Your Own Band.
Even if you just want to make music on your own, you need to read this book to get your basics on booking studio time, mastering, management and copyright dos and dont's.
The author's personal stories are funny and usefull. Learn from other's mistakes and your half way there with half the pain.