Artist Development: A Distinctive Guide to the Music Industry's Lost Art

Artist Development: A Distinctive Guide to the Music Industry's Lost Art

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by Eugene J. Foley
     
 

Eugene Foley teaches up-and-coming artists, musicians, songwriters, managers and independent label owners the key elements regarding the most important topic in the music business, and one that is often ignored these days, Artist Development.

Foley, a renowned agent, consultant and author, presents this information in a clear, concise, musician-friendly

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Overview

Eugene Foley teaches up-and-coming artists, musicians, songwriters, managers and independent label owners the key elements regarding the most important topic in the music business, and one that is often ignored these days, Artist Development.

Foley, a renowned agent, consultant and author, presents this information in a clear, concise, musician-friendly manner. Armed with a law degree and gifted with a golden ear, he successfully blends his academic accomplishments with outstanding creative skills. Foley continued his formal education at Harvard & Cornell, two prestigious Ivy League universities, to remain on the cutting edge of his profession. But he doesn't write like a "professor" � he writes like a trusted friend.

After many years of working in the music industry on a daily basis, Foley knows the areas that people generally need the most help with. He turned those needs into an educational primer that presents a solid overview about Artist Development, along with several other important topics that beginners and intermediates should know more about if they expect to compete in this business.

Foley also includes numerous candid and entertaining stories culled from his vast experiences. If you like your facts straight to the point, have a strong desire to reach your potential and strive to set realistic career goals, then this is the book for you!

Foley and/or his clients, have contributed to projects involving numerous major record companies, in various capacities, at some point in their respective careers, including: Atlantic, Columbia, A&M, Epic, Arista, CBS, Universal, MCA, EMI, RCA, Sony, Lava, Interscope, Hollywood, Polygram, Elektra, Capitol, Geffen and Warner Bros. Clients have earned nearly 40 Gold & Platinum Records & 3 Grammy� Awards for their overall career accomplishments. Foley has been a frequent contributor to music related features on MTV, VH-1 and Fox, among many others.

Artist Development, A Distinctive Guide To The Music Industry�s Lost Art is a helpful resource for anyone trying to advance their career in this dynamic industry. Each section is full of valuable information and presented with Foley�s direct and engaging style

Topics Include:
*  Artist Development Techniques
*  Improving Your Songwriting
*  Press Kit Design
*  Choosing Advisors
*  Marketing & Publicity
*  Radio Promotion
*  Music Videos
*  Touring
*  Record Companies
*  Distribution
*  Music Publishing
*  Alternative Career Options

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Editorial Reviews

Amplifier Magazine
"So you wanna be a rock 'n' roll star? Before you start composing that Grammy Award acceptance speech, read this book. Foley's step-by-step guide offers beginners a no-frills, easy-to-understand overview of just about every facet of the business. Unlike many books written for musicians, Foley affords artists a realistic peek into how the industry views them and what strategies they'll need in order to have a legitimate shot at a career. In the process, the author dispels many myths and widely-held misconceptions. There's even a helpful chapter on choosing alternative careers in music in case your Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame nomination falls through. From start to finish in Artist Development, Foley keeps it real. "
C.M.J.
"In an industry that has a nasty habit of churning out one-hit wonders instead of developing artists, Foley's book hopes to offer guidance to young musicians hoping for long-term fame."
Dan Lorenzo
"The music business may seem complex at times, but some of it CAN be explained in simpler terms. People rarely do this for you. Eugene Foley's book breaks it down so anyone can comprehend it."
Steppin' Out Magazine
Inside Connection Magazine
"Eugene Foley, (author of Artist Development) has earned his wings in the music industry the old fashioned way: through hard work, determination, and building his reputation on professionalism and commitment to quality work."
Madalyn Sklar
"If you are looking for helpful information and advice on the music business, look no further. Eugene Foley has put together a comprehensive book that will guide you through key areas of the biz. From crafting songs to promotions, music publishing to distribution, there is something in this book for you. Personally, I found all chapters to be quite informative. Not surprising since Foley is a renowned agent, consultant and author. He's worked with clients earning Gold and Platinum records as well as Grammy awards. Bottom line, Foley is someone to listen to!"
GoGirlsMusic.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977071500
Publisher:
Foley Entertainment, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
268,609
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

What People are saying about this

Ed Corey
"Artist Development has an often light-hearted tone of voice that makes for easy reading, while at the same time the content is urgently serious and to the point. I could have avoided paying a lot of unneccessary dues in my career if I had had access to the kinds of knowledge and advice this book offers."
Professor: Guitar/Music Theory/Jazz & Improvised Music Studies - University of Nevada, Reno
Greg Johnson
"Aspiring artists looking for a competitive advantage in the music industry today need look no further than Eugene Foley. His insight and breadth of knowledge is rare."
A&R Executive - Atlantic Records
John Seymour
"Eugene Foley is one of the most well rounded, experienced, and knowledgeable people that you will find in the music industry. From his experience working with labels, distribution, public relations, management, marketing, and just about every facet of the music industry, you just can't go wrong by having him on your team."
Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer
Katie Zimmerman
"In his new book, "Artist Development", Eugene Foley manages to effectively convey the necessity of grasping this "lost art". With to-the-point chapters addressing essential topics that every artist needs to understand and embrace, Foley allows the reader to achieve a broad knowledge of what is needed to excel in the music industry. An invaluable read."
Inventory Analyst at Universal Music Group and singer-songwriter
David Schroeder
"Eugene takes us through the process and the pit falls of professional career development and directs us toward a successful approach to pursuing our musical goals. This book should be required reading for all performance majors who intend to pursue careers as professional performers and recording artists."
Jazz Studies Director - New York University
Boise Weekly
"The language in the book is very friendly and approachable (just as I suspect Foley himself would be) and any musician reading the book will feel as though the author is talking directly to him or her..." "The information was valuable and Foley's voice is clearly one of care and concern for musicians..." "I would definitely recommend Foley's book to anyone considering music as a career."

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