Written by an industry insider who has ACTUALLY shopped, found, and negotiated record deals for artists, this book explains the inner workings of a hard to penetrate industry: the music business. Written in 2011, it takes into consideration the vast changes occurring in the music industry, and is a basic how-to for any artist or support team person propelling an artist's career forward who wants to know more about the urban music industry AND how to secure a record deal in today's music business climate! Wendy Day is a twenty year veteran of the music industry and has worked with Eminem, Cash Money, No Limit, Twista, David Banner, Young Buck, Ras Kass, TMI Boyz, Cormega, Slick Rick, and many, many others.
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Everyone music artist should read this. You'll learn a good amount of necessities 👌👌
If you are an aspiring artist its mandatory that you read this book. It gives you the tools you need and informs you about the pros and cons of the industry. And pretty much walks you through on how you should start building your foundation/fanbase to your career. She doesn’t come across as her opinion being the right/only way but specificly letting you know its her opinion based off of her experiences. Coming from someone who’s been in the business 20+ years and has negotiated contracts for some of the most renowned artist of the genre.
Better than my law books!
So, Wendy just gave the inside view and breakdown of the structure of the industry and it’s agreements. I started reading this book today during a canceled law school class. By the time I finished it, I had missed my second class and didn’t even realize it! I took more notes reading this book than I did reading Constitutional Law I or II. That says a lot about how her conversational style works in terms of explaining the game and it’s dynamics.