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A Career in Music: the other 12 step program

ISBN: 9781492229759
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2013-08-22
Number of pages: 108
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“If you’re hoping to make a career out of music, this book could be the difference between getting it right and flaming out.” (Alan Cross music historian, broadcaster and blogger) After over two decades in the Canadian music business, Bob D’Eith has learned a lot about how independent artists have succeeded or failed. “A Career in Music: the other 12 step program,” was written to fill a void in the world of music business books. Bob observes that, “there are many music business books written from the U.S.A. or U.K. perspective, but none that I am aware of from the Canadian perspective.” This book delves into the basic tools that every independent artist should have in today’s complicated and ever changing music industry. More than ever before, artists are being expected to develop themselves. That means understanding many parts of the business both traditional and cutting edge. “A Career in Music” examines where the money is for Canadian artists and how to get it. Bob says, “half of the battle is knowing where to register and with what organizations.” As an eBook, Bob D’Eith has conveniently added links to all of the necessary online registration services. Fully interactive, “A Career in Music” is full of useful links to other artists, websites and discussion examples. In addition, the book contains an appendix full of checklists, outlines, resources and more detailed discussions of topics addressed in the book. EXCERPT FROM GRANT LAWRENCE FORWARD: “…Bob D’Eith gets this [business]. In fact, as you are about to read, Bob understands far, far more about the music business that I ever could. For the past quarter century, Bob has done it all. He’s been a musician, a recording studio owner, a music publisher, the longtime executive director of Music BC, a chairman of FACTOR NAB, a JUNO rep, and is one of the co-founders of BC’s hugely successful artist development Peak Performance Project. Most importantly, Bob is an entertainment lawyer. He knows exactly what you as an artist can and cannot do legally speaking. It doesn’t get any more clear-cut than that. I’m very glad that my friend Bob finally decided to get off his lazy ass and write this book. It needed to be written. I just wish he had done it 25 years earlier. It would have made my life as an independent musician much, much easier. Tap into his knowledge, enjoy the ride, and maybe even buy him a beer. He deserves it.” Grant Lawrence Host/Producer/Author CBC Music Vancouver

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