The ultimate guide for breaking into the music industry. You’ve heard the songs, you went to the gigs, you bought the t-shirts and you read the biographies, but now it’s your turn, right? The music industry is seen by many as a direct path to the ultimate party lifestyle of the rich and famous. But there is more to being a successful recording artist than just standing up in front of a crowd and singing, or spending your cash in the glamorous nightspots of London, New York and LA.
Continuing the ultimate guide to breaking into the music industry, welcome to Step 2 of our 4 step series. There can be no doubt that being signed to a record company can mean the difference between playing to a worldwide audience or only a dozen people in the local pubs and clubs. The competition to get that deal can be fierce, with unsigned bands and artists around the world vying for record company attention – with few actually achieving it.
Step 4 focuses on two aspects of working within the music industry – legality and that all important issue of making money. Should you choose to write all or even part of your own songs, we’ll take you through the principles of song writing, breaking it down into its various components of lyrics, melody, rhythm and harmony. We’ll give you some ideas of what to write about and look at how professional musicians come up with their ideas.
One of the best ways to learn about what makes an artist or band successful is by going direct to the source and working within the music industry itself. This guide will teach you how to get your foot in the door of a record company and from there, make the most of the knowledge you’ll gain, finding out how to secure live gigs, discovering the best ways to promote yourself, or, best of all, learning what a record company looks for in a new act, and what you need to do to get a record deal.
Make it a YES! With so much competition, Jump into Audition is the must-have guide for your audition. You only get one chance to make a FIRST IMPRESSION so let it count! FULFILL your POTENTIAL! Learn the art of preparing for auditions, tips on appropriate dress and etiquette, and how to CONQUER your nerves. This book uncovers the true procedures and expectations behind auditions, so you will know exactly what to expect before you set foot on the stage.