The Best Jobs in the Music Industry: Straight Talk from Successful Music Pros [NOOK Book]

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The Best Jobs in the Music Industry is an essential career guide for those who love music and are exploring different areas of the music industry beyond the obvious performer route. Michael Redman boils down the job requirements, skill sets, potential revenue, longevity, benefits, and challenges of a variety of music careers both direct and indirect, spanning from performer to label executive to recording engineer and music producer. Each description of a job starts with a short summary designed to help you
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The Best Jobs in the Music Industry: Straight Talk from Successful Music Pros

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Overview

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The Best Jobs in the Music Industry is an essential career guide for those who love music and are exploring different areas of the music industry beyond the obvious performer route. Michael Redman boils down the job requirements, skill sets, potential revenue, longevity, benefits, and challenges of a variety of music careers both direct and indirect, spanning from performer to label executive to recording engineer and music producer. Each description of a job starts with a short summary designed to help you decide right off the bat whether this might be something you want to explore further, followed by the real stories, paths to success, and challenges you may confront all in the words of real pros. Read and learn from people who have lived the music industry, navigated it well, and been successful. Redman interviewed over 70 pros in the business, including Lee Sklar (sessions and touring musician), Damon Tedesco (scoring mixer), Brian Felsen (CD Baby CEO), Mike Boris (worldwide director of music for McCann), Louis Clark (MTV/VH1 Music Supervisor), David Newman (composer), Michael Semanick (re-recording mixer), Conrad Pope (orchestrator), Todd Rundgren (musician), Gary Calamar (music supervisor), Mark Bright (producer), and Scott Matthews (producer).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480337886
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 929,711
  • File size: 984 KB

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Audio Engineer 9

Re-Recording Engineer (Film) Michael Semanick 12

Recording Engineer (Music) Jimmy Douglass 16

Recording Engineer (Music), Author Howard Massey 19

Recording Engineer (Audio Post-Production) Randy Mease 21

Scoring Mixer Damon Tedesco 24

Mixing Engineer (Music) Eric Gast 29

Recording Engineer (Music), Director of Music Recording, Skywalker Sound Leslie Ann Jones 32

Recording Engineer (Music), Producer, Composer, Entrepreneur, Artist Todd Rundgren 35

Recording Engineer (Advertising and Film Scores) Gary Chester 37

Chapter 2 Booking Agent 41

Peyton Entertainment Lloyd Hanson 43

The Agency Group J. J. Casseiere 44

The Agency Group Justin Bridgewater 47

Chapter 3 Composer 49

Film David Newman 51

Advertising Andrew Sherman 59

Gaming Chuck Carr 61

Film Ted Masur 64

Advertising and Film Ryan Lott 69

TV and Film Steve Porcaro 72

Advertising Lloyd Landesman 76

Chapter 4 Digital Distribution 81

EVP Rhapsody Adam Parness 83

President, CD Baby Brian Felsen 85

Chapter 5 Entrepreneur 89

CEO and Founder, Indaba Music Dan Zaccagnino 91

Entrepreneur and Author Michael Redman 96

Founder, The Echo Nest Tristan Jehan 98

Founder, Relative Comfort Paul DeGooyer 100

Chapter 6 Educator 105

Professor at Rollins College Chuck Archard 108

Musician, Instructor Forest Rodgers 112

USC Thornton School of Music, Professor Daniel Carlin 114

Chapter 7 Lawyer and Business Affairs 117

USC Law School Lance Grode 118

Universal Studios Film, Television, and Production Philip Cohen 123

Independent Lawyer Steve Winogradsky 125

Chapter 8 Live Sound 129

President, Paradise Show and Design Larry Epstein 131

Live Sound Mixer Michael Redman 133

Chapter 9 Mastering Engineer 137

Revolution Mastering Ron Boustead 138

Criteria Recording John Blanche 142

Chapter 10 Music Editor 145

Daniel Carlin 145

Chapter 11 Production Music Libraries 149

President, Associated Production Music (APM) Adam Taylor 150

President, MyMusicSource Michael Redman 155

Chapter 12 Music Supervisor 157

President, Go Music Supervision Gary Calamar 158

President, Zoophoria Music Brian Black 162

EA Games Raphaella Lima 164

Director of Music, McCann Advertising Mike Boris 168

Music Supervisor, Hit the Ground Running, and Co-Founder, Pusher Rudy Chung 173

Independent Music Supervisor Greg Sill 177

Chapter 13 Orchestrator 181

Conrad Pope 182

Chapter 14 Part-Time Musician 189

Lure Design Jeff Matz 190

Chapter 15 Music Producer 193

Russ Titelman 195

Mark Bright 199

Eric Gast 203

Scott Mathews 206

Chapter 16 Music Publishing 211

Partner, Primary Wave Music Publishing David Simoné 214

Chatterbox Music Mark Bright 217

Fellybean Music Jenna Rubenstein 220

Chapter 17 Record Label 223

Nacional Records Tomas Cookman 225

Mom & Pop Records Thaddeus Rudd 227

Chapter 18 Road Manager 231

Def Leppard and Metallica Mark Litten 232

Todd Rundgren Mary Lou Arnold 236

Allison Krauss Sean Murray 240

Chapter 19 Session Musician 243

Keyboardist Tim Akers 245

Featured Vocalist and Session Singer Arnold McCuller 248

Bassist Lee Sklar 250

Bassist, Songwriter Paul III 254

Chapter 20 Songwriter 257

Harold Payne 259

John Vestor 261

Kevin Quinn 263

Chapter 21 Software Developer 267

Independent Software Designer Bjorn Roche 268

VP, Avid Technology, Inc., Pro Tools Ed Gray 270

Chapter 22 Studio Owner 273

Butter Studio Andrew Sherman 275

RedHouse Michael Redman 278

Chapter 23 Touring Musician 281

Kayboardist Tim Akers 283

Vocalist Arnold McCuller 284

Bassist Lee Sklar 286

Next Steps 289

Contributors 291

About the Author 315

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