1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery, Michael Lydon PDF

By Robert Dimery, Michael Lydon

ISBN-10: 0789313715

ISBN-13: 9780789313713

1001 Albums you want to listen earlier than You Die is a hugely readable checklist of the easiest, crucial, and the main influential pop albums from 1955 via 2003. rigorously chosen through a staff of overseas critics, each one album is a groundbreaking paintings seminal to the knowledge and appreciation of song from the Fifties to the current. incorporated with every one access are construction information and credit in addition to reproductions of unique album conceal artwork. possibly most vital of all, each one album featured comes with an authoritative description of its significance and effect. one of the critics excited about picking out the record are the superior recognized track reviewers and commentators, together with Theunis Bates (music author for Time and concrete editor at worldpop.com), Jon Harrington (staff author at MTV), Seth Jacobson (writer for Dazed & Confused), in addition to many others.

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Yeah, right. How stupid is that? As your career is developed and you gain a following, written contracts will become the standard operating procedure. ” They do that all right. They sell you the idea that for merely $400 to $800 you can have your best song on their CD. They take your money, and along with twenty other gullible artists, you’ll get your song on the compilation CD. (Hmmm…20 bands x $800 is $16,000. ) They usually do manufacture the CD and mail it to the industry list they have. But that’s it… it’s really nothing.

An engineer? Is that person right for your music? 26 The First Front—Artist Development and Product Development • What about a producer? Do you have someone in mind? Does the studio recommend someone? How much will they cost? ) • After you’ve found the right studio, at the right price, rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse! Many musicians spend precious time in the studio rehearsing. The clock is ticking! Before you waste expensive hours in a recording studio, be sure you’ve rehearsed your songs until you dream about them at night.

We live in a time when the supply of good music greatly outweighs any demand for it. So, if the grunt work I’ve outlined is something you want nothing to do with, consider keeping your music as a hobby—there’s nothing wrong with that. It may be the best decision you ever made. As your expectations settle down, your music will demand much less of your time and effort. If you make that decision, be clear about it. Be sure you don’t harbor secret hopes 22 The First Front—Artist Development and Product Development of being discovered and attaining stardom and commercial success.

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