Gotta Get Signed: How to Become a Hip-Hop Producer [NOOK Book]

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Learn how the industry works, and how to tip the odds in your favour and get your beats heard. Multi-platinum producer Sahpreem King of Miami's South Beach club scene gives you his expert guide to the games of Hip Hop production, exposing the pitfalls and giving you a step-by-step approach to developing your profile and getting your unique sound out into the ears of your audience. You will learn...What a producer really doesHow to set up you lab and get the sounds from your head into the speakersWho to trust, and...
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Gotta Get Signed: How to Become a Hip-Hop Producer

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Overview

Learn how the industry works, and how to tip the odds in your favour and get your beats heard. Multi-platinum producer Sahpreem King of Miami's South Beach club scene gives you his expert guide to the games of Hip Hop production, exposing the pitfalls and giving you a step-by-step approach to developing your profile and getting your unique sound out into the ears of your audience. You will learn...What a producer really doesHow to set up you lab and get the sounds from your head into the speakersWho to trust, and how to build your teamPromotion and marketingNetworkingMoney and accountingThe secrets of A&R - what they don't want you to knowGetting publishedWritten in King's own style of street language, this guide is hugely entertaining and packed with funny stories and facts rather than jargon. The book also features a generous industry-resource section, with the names and numbers you need to get ahead of the game.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857121417
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 942,121
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Gotta Get This Book If You Are Serious About Getting into Hip Hop

    I bought this book a few weeks ago and I have read it four times already. Man, I learned so much about producing hip hop and making big moves in the music biz. Thanks Sahpreem King, you're the man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2007

    I wish you the best of luck!

    I'm a rapper/producer and recently got the book and want to say thank the Author for this as it will truly help me. Looking at the contract it helps know what to look for, what to ask for and the contacts to get at people is a huge help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    Tight Work

    This book is a good read. This dude is keeping it real about the music business. I have learned a lot from his experiences, triumphs, and pitfalls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    Gotta Get This Book!

    I must give Saphreem his full-fledged props for putting out a book with great knowledge at a great price. While no one book can cover all of the pitfalls, drama, excitement, and props of being a hip-hop music producer, he definitely gives us more than enough info on what to look out for and it serrves as an excellent starting point. There are things in here that I must pass on to my fellow 'Allies' (if you read the book, you'll know what I mean by 'Allies'. He breaks everything down tot he basics without being overly complex, and he has some funny stories that we all can learn lessons from. I almost feel like this is some sort of top-secret book! --- Again, thanks Saphreem! Johnny Jacuzzi - Blackbeanzmuzik

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2005

    Highly recommended! A must

    This is a must read for all up and coming artist/producer. Everything you need to know about the industry and everything you need to know on how to avoid geting scammed. This book guides you through all the b.s. you're going to encounter. Thank you Sahpreem King for looking out for us!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Worthy!!

    This book was very helpful and I would recommend this to any up and coming producers who want to know what to look out for in the industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    This is THE BOOK to read if you're SERIOUS

    This book is the only one of its kind, where it gives you the inside view of the record industry. He clarifies a lot of misconceptions and transforms the beat maker to a record producer. This book gives you the knowledge to brign you to the next level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2005

    Somebody finally got it right!

    I really enjoyed the book. It gave a brotha some insight on how this music thing works a little bit. I like how it was written more like you was building with cats at a spot than a how to textbook. I really appreciated that. It gave the book a relaxed feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2005

    Music productions Sahpreem insight.

    I definitely recommend this book to all aspiring producers trying to make it in the music buisness. Sometimes people learn from other peoples mistakes, in this case 'TAKE NOTES'. Thanks Sahpreem for dropping this jem. 'What's Camp Cant Crumble?'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2005

    a must read for those trying to get into the music industry

    For anybody new to the whole producing music thing and wanting to know how to get into the game and the does and donts, gotta get signed is a must read. I've read the book three times already and it is put in a language that most hip-hop artist will be able to understand. Im not even a big fan of reading period but i could not put this book down. Matter of fact, imma go read sum more rite now, JUST GO GET THE BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2005

    Thank you for a great book

    It's very informative and its a great tool for upcoming producers. I am going to recommend it on my forum that has many producers and DJ's which could benefit from it. Once again, thank you for a great book dedicated to the Hip Hop Producer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Check out this book before you plug in your mixing board!

    This book is one of a kind. I felt like I was getting face-to-face advise without the sugar coating and bull. 'Gotta Get Signed' will give every artist and producer a reality check and insight from someone who's been in the game for a while. Finally, someone who genuinely cares about the state of hip-hop is providing musicians with a tool they can truly use. Buy this book now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2005

    Awesome book!

    This book has everything you need to know if you're trying to get into producing and is also a good overall guide to the music biz. I loved that it was informative yet entertaining at the same time plus it was extremely real! This book is a much-have for any aspiring musicians out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2005

    Launch Pad to Success

    I loved this book, it gave me a birdseye view of the music industry. This is a great starting point for anyone trying to enter the business of music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2005

    Gotta Get Signed: How to Become a Hip-Hop Producer

    Welcome to your reality check. Read this book and step up your game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2005

    Gotta Get Signed: How to Become a Hip-Hop Producer

    If only this informative hip-hop manual would have come out years ago, we wouldn¿t have all the clueless, confused, broke and ego-driven one-hit wonders, wannabe rappers, and industry power movers in this game today! Not only is the book a must read for anyone who is interested in this crazy thing called ¿The Music Industry¿ but the hip-hop resources at the end is a definite must-have that Sahpreem was nice enough to share

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2005

    The Game Will Be Forever Changed!

    This book is an excellent source of information for anyone who is interested in the real side of the hip hop production or the music business in general. It leaves nothing left to chance. Follow the Authors path and you too will find success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    This Book Is Hot!

    This book covers from A-Z everything you need to know. I wish I could hand these out at my job so people would understand how the music business works. We get all type of characters here lost trying to make it and this is THE guide to success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2005

    It's All you need!

    This book is great if you are trying to get an inside look at the music industry. If you are a new artist or someone who is just trying to learn more about the music industry this book is the answer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Thanks for being that SOMEONE!

    One must know..what one must have..to obtain whatsoever one wants..and it is the experience and knowledge of someone else..someone selfless enough to share..with more than one..what it takes for one to have whatsoever one wants. Thanks Sahpreme for being that someone. Knowledge..the one thing that no-one can take away!

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