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Makin Stuff Up

Author : Rand Bishop
ISBN : 0615231659
Genre : Music
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A guide to the decision-making process of writing successful pop songs, interspersed with anecdotes describing Bishop's experiences in the music industry.

The Absolute Essentials Of Songwriting Success

Author : Rand Bishop
ISBN : 9781457437359
Genre : Music
File Size : 21. 8 MB
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Your greatest desire is for your original songs to be recorded, released, and broadcast. But do you have a realistic plan to make this dream your reality? Author and hit tunesmith Rand Bishop draws from 40 years of on-the-job experience while visiting with some of the most-honored song crafters of the last five decades, unveiling a long-term strategy for building a career composing hit songs. The lessons, essays, quotations, and profiles in this book reveal how a Song Dog becomes Top Dog.

Movie Speak

Author : Tony Bill
ISBN : 9780761156307
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 80. 12 MB
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When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles "Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral tradition gathered and passed down for more than a hundred years, the language of moviemaking, like other secret lexicons, is the only accepted way of communicating on a set—and is all but unknown to the outside world. Technical, odd, colorful, mysterious, the working language of movies sheds light not only on the hugely complex process of making a film, but on the invisible hierarchies of a set, the unspoken etiquette between cast and crew, and the evolution of a process that's endlessly fascinating. Movie Speak is a book about language, but through language also a book about what it’s really like to be a director or a producer or an actor or a crew member. An Oscarwinning producer (The Sting), actor (who worked with Spielberg, Coppola, and Sydney Pollock), and director (Five Corners, Flyboys, My Bodyguard, and more), Tony Bill has been on sets for more than 30 years and brings a writer's love of language to this collection of hundreds of film terms. A futz. A cowboy. A Brodkin and a double Brodkin (a.k.a. screamer). Streaks ’n tips, a Lewinsky, Green Acres, rhubarb, a peanut, a Gary Coleman, snot tape, twin buttes, manmaker (and why you can yell for one if needed for a grip, but must whisper if it's for Tom Cruise)—these are the tricks of the trade.

Grand Pop

Author : Rand Bishop
ISBN : 1608606295
Genre : Fiction
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When Rand Bishop told me 'I just finished my first novel, ' I said, 'Perhaps you should buy another one to read on the plane.' I realized then that he meant he'd written one. So, I hastily asked him to send me a copy. What fun! I see myself in it. -Peter Noone (yes, Herman, of Herman's Hermits!) Grand Pop is like Spinal Tap meets Running With Scissors. Bishop has intimate knowledge of the rock-star psyche, and he weaves this compelling tale with a mastery of the language and a spot-on sense of humor. -Kip Winger (Winger) In Grand Pop, Keefe Taylor ages like rock 'n' roll itself: Confusedly, hilariously, sometimes wretchedly, and ultimately triumphantly. With sex, lies, Lamaze, and Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, Grand Pop is grand fun. -Peter Cooper (senior music writer, The Tennessean) In this mock memoir, Keefe Taylor, charismatic front man for the legendary, multi-platinum hard-rock band King Pest, has survived alcoholism, drug addiction, tabloid-covered arrests, a publicly humiliating divorce, near-financial ruin, and recovery.Now, the veteran rock superstar shares what he considers to be the most traumatic period of his life: the year in which he turns 50 and becomes a grandfather. A clever skewing of the trendy, celebrity-memoir genre, this laugh-out-loud funny and oft-times poignant novel examines the subjects of aging in a youth-obsessed culture, fame, addiction, sobriety, depression, and the insatiable, unscrupulous media. Will a spoiled, infantile rocker stumble his way to personal redemption? Can Keefe Taylor rediscover love, friendship, and family? Rand Bishop grew up in the Pacific Northwest, harboring rock-star dreams and a passion for words. After several major-label record deals led to a lengthy stint as a music producer and publisher, the Grammy-nominated songwriter has expanded his canvas to author four books. Grand Pop is Bishop's first work of fiction. Bishop is now located in Nashville, where he continues his daily duel with the English language. Photography credit: Krista Lee Photograph

How To Make It In The New Music Business Practical Tips On Building A Loyal Following And Making A Living As A Musician

Author : Ari Herstand
ISBN : 9781631491511
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

Music 3 0

Author : Bobby Owsinski
ISBN : 9781458429162
Genre : Music
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age is a completely updated edition of the original best seller, featuring the latest music business and social media concepts as well as brand-new interviews with a variety of the industry's top movers and shakers. The book not only takes a look at the music industry's evolution and how we got to Music 3.0, but provides the information that today's musician or music business executive needs to take advantage of the new music industry paradigm: What has changed? Who are the new players? Why are traditional record labels, television, and radio no longer factors in an artist's success? How do you market and distribute your music in this new world? How do you make money in this new music world? How do you develop your brand? How do you use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as marketing tools? What are the new technologies that are being introduced that will influence how we sell or market? All these questions are answered in the book. This edition also contains new low-cost high- and low-tech tips for marketing and promotion.

All You Need To Know About The Music Business

Author : Donald S. Passman
ISBN : 0795309775
Genre : Business & Economics
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No one understands the music industry--from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices--better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need To Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called “the industry bible” and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive. Drawing on his unique, up-to-the-minute experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers advice concerning: - The Copyright Royalty Board’s latest decisions regarding online transmissions. - The developing new customs concerning new technologies such as streaming on demand, ringtones, and digital downloads. Passman also gives guidance on other fundamental issues such as how to: - Select and hire a winning team of advisors--personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys--and structure their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships. - Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals. - Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyright law. - Maximize concert touring and merchandising deals. Almost everyone in the music business, from musicians and songwriters to entertainment lawyers and record company executives, are scrambling to sort out what is going to happen next, and Passman is right in the thick of these changes. Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.

The Indie Band Survival Guide

Author : Randy Chertkow
ISBN : 9781250018137
Genre : Music
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The Indie Band Survival Guide (2008 edition) is a tremendous resource for musicians looking to record, distribute, market, and sell their music for less than most rock stars spend on green M&M's. Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover every step of the process. With nothing but creative talent and the Web, they've gotten tens of thousands of fans for their band, in addition to being hired to write music for film, television, theater, and other media.

Managing The Matrix

Author : Dawn Metcalfe
ISBN : 9781118765357
Genre : Business & Economics
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A comprehensive guide to excelling in a complex matrix organization Debra was not in a good mood as she entered Johann’s office for their third meeting. One of her colleagues had just been promoted and, although the guy who got it was good, she didn’t think he was any better than her. Well, except at one thing, he was always playing politics - sucking up to the more senior guys and volunteering to be on any committee going. Debra knew the type - went to the same school, belonged to the same club - she didn’t have a hope against the kind of connections he had so she might as well give up. It seemed doing a good job just wasn’t enough around here. Debra and Johann work in an environment with multiple and complex reporting lines – in other words, a matrix. There’s room to “slip between the cracks” – if a person wants to take advantage of confusion over who is managing performance; or if they can’t make the necessary transition to self-management. Communication can be difficult even when there is an apparently shared language. Read how Johann and Debra work together to identify the skills needed to succeed in a matrix, and how using Emotional Intelligence (EI) can develop specific behaviours you can incorporate in your daily job. The result will help reduce stress and increase your chances of success. Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director of PDS, based in Dubai, uses her experience as a coach and trainer to give us a behind the curtain look at how mentoring can help an individual develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in today’s complex work environments.

The Asperkid S Secret Book Of Social Rules

Author : Jennifer Cook O'Toole
ISBN : 9780857006851
Genre : Psychology
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

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