Networking Strategies for the New Music Business

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If this philosophy can ever be considered true, "Who you know, what you know, and who knows you", it's in the music business. Every deal going down in the music business is almost always a direct result of personal contact. From the well-known author of the very successful Networking in the Music Business, this book acts as a guide to making your personal strengths and relationships with others work for you in this unique industry. You" ll learn the importance of connecting to others who share your aspirations, energies, and enthusiasm. You'll understand how to strategize your way to a successful career through personal relationships. Whether you're a professional or an aspirant in the music business, a songwriter, recording artist, musician, composer, music editor, music educator, music publisher, DJ, publicist, PR expert, entertainment lawyer, or if you plan on working with any of the above, this book is your key to developing the people skills necessary to achieve success in this business. Features:
  • Written for both professional and aspiring musicians, including songwriters, composers, music editors, music publishers, and music editors.
  • Shows how creating successful personal relationships will help career advancement in the music business.
  • Illustrates the importance of a good first impression and the impact of personal contact in an era of digital communication.
  • A humorous, light tone combined with hard facts and advice makes the book an approachable yet informative read.
  • Author is a 30 year veteran and recognized expert of the music business who has both worked with professional musicians and taught and written about networking in the music industry. Author Bio:Dan Kimpel
    Acknowledged as one of the media's foremost authorities on pop music and songwriters, Dan Kimpel contributes to a variety of print and electronic mediums. Dan conducts on-camera interviews with songwriters and recording artists for organizations including ASCAP. This year, his interview subjects included Clint Eastwood, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Jackson Browne and Metallica. Dan is the author of the best-selling book, Networking in the Music Business, he writes the bi-weekly column Song Biz for the West Coast based trade publication, Music Connection. His recent cover stories have included features on Brandy and Avril Lavigne. Dan has produced concerts and events with Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Randy Newman, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Leiber & Stoller, Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Glen Ballard and Diane Warren. He lives in Los Angeles, California. ©2005, 200 pages.