Start and Run Your Own Record Label

Start and Run Your Own Record Label

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by Daylle Deanna Schwartz
     
 

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Why suffer the major label blues? An industry insider explains what it takes to be one’s own music mogul in this completely revised and expanded edition of Start and Run Your Own Record Label.

It’s a brave new world in the recording industry. New and affordable recording technologies have made it easier than ever to record music at home, and sell

Overview

Why suffer the major label blues? An industry insider explains what it takes to be one’s own music mogul in this completely revised and expanded edition of Start and Run Your Own Record Label.

It’s a brave new world in the recording industry. New and affordable recording technologies have made it easier than ever to record music at home, and sell it online and at performances. As a result, musicians are finding it easier to achieve their musical goals.

In this updated and expanded edition, three new chapters address the business end of running a record label, exploring alternative markets for all genres of music, and maximizing the use of the Internet. The revision also includes dozens of new comments by experts on today's music market. Anyone seeking to be the next Ian MacKaye or Sean “P. Diddy” Combs couldn't take a better first step.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823084333
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

DAYLLE DEANNA SCHWARTZ is a music industry consultant, self-empowerment counselor, and successful author of many books including I Don’t Need a Record Deal and The Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label. She has appeared on more than 300 television and radio shows, including Oprah and Howard Stern, and has been quoted in many publications, such as the New York Times and Billboard. Schwartz lives in New York City.

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Start and Run Your Own Record Label 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good road map to starting and running an independent record label!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Step by step this is all you need to get a good overview of starting your own label. I was very informed and it put me on to a lot of info.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weather your a seasoned veteran or new to the business, this book is for you. Use it to touch up on what you already know, or use it to learn what you need to know. This book made a HUGE impact on the way our record label runs. I suggest this to ANYONE intrested in building a solid record label foundation. The book is easy to read without all the techinal jargon and terms, but not so simple that you get poor information. Not convinced? Go to your local Barns n' Noble today and give it a look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely required reading if you are trying to start your own label without much experience. Me, I am only 20 years old, and have no experience in the music or business areas, and this book is definitely a key to my learning foundation. It's not ALL you need to know, but it definitely will tell you a lot about exactly what the title says. It will help you 'Start and Run Your own Record Label,' and will give ANYONE a leg up. I don't care how long you've been involved in the industry, or how much you THINK you know, don't pass up the book unless you've written one yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. I'm an aspiring gospel label owner and I was a total newbie in the music industry. After reading Schwartz's book, I understand so much more. I like the way she breaks it down and uses examples and people who are currently in the biz to emphasize important points. I highly recommend this to anyone who is in the dark about the biz. People now come to me asking me questions about the biz. It's great! Thanks so much, Daylle Schwartz. This book is just what I needed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and was very impressed. If you have a gut feeling about the music business this is a fundamentally sound back-up to that feeling. Step by step this is all you need to get a good overview of starting your own label.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daylle Deanna Schwartz wrote an excellent survey book on how to start and run a record label. It is a book for people who are interested in starting their own music label, managers, artist, etc. I would truly recommend this book to anybody who is tossing the idea around in their head about entrepeneurship in music, college students(like me), or an artist and personal manager who is sick of waiting to get signed by a major label! Her topics ranges from Distributions, copyrights, Marketing and promotion, Radio airplay, and internatinal market, among others. Schwartz also includes tips from other indpendent label owners, distributers, publicist, journalist, and Program and music directors at college and commercial radios. She emphasizes HARDWORK, PROFESSIONALISM, PERSISTENCE, MARKETING and PROMOTING your artist. Also make sure you have a great lawyer and search for the money trail (government grants, investors, loans, etc) to start up your label. After reading this book the next step you need to do if you are truly serious and ready to work HARD and SMART is research each individual topics ranging from starting a small business, to business plans, Distribution and copyrighting,MARKETING AND PROMOTION, etc!!! There is also books on internet promotion that are more up to date. The key here is to RESEARCH and not just use this one book for all the answers. Invest in going to music seminars, people. People aren't going to you, you have to go to them and get in THEIR face!!! I can't wait to read her other music book. One more thing: she was a high school teacher, but she had the faith, motivation and drive to start her own label in this shark infested and diseased industry. Schwartz REASEARCHED and worked HARD and SMART. YOU have to start somewhere!!! For all those who wrote negativly about the book: YOU TRY WRITING A BOOK ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FROM EXPERIENCE!! That was thoughtful she even decided to write on starting a label. People aren't willing to share ideas on staring a label in the idustry especially since it seems like a fad! Everyone has one, it's the latest craze(sarcasim)!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Superb written book. This book is written in simple terms (KISS). I highly recommend this to anyone trying to get into the music industry; ANYONE!! I can't wait for part two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
YOU COULD LEARN SO MUCH FROM THIS BOOK SO BUY THE DAMN THING.IT'S NOT MUCH I COULD SAY ABOUT THE BOOK IT JUST HELPED ME OUT ALOT AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DAYLLE DEANNA FOR WRITING THIS BOOK. I'M JUST WAITIN FOR HER TO COME OUT WITH ANOTHER BOOK SO I COULD PICK IT UP I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE WITH OUT THIS BOOK IT'S TELLS YOU HOW TO START YOUR OWN LABEL BY REGISTERING YOUR COMPANY IT GIVE YOU PHONE NUMBERS TO THE IRS.. YOU WOULD GET A LOT OUT OF THIS BOOK SO PAY THE LOOT TO GET IT AND YOU WONT BE SORRY