What's Up, Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business

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Everything you need to know to make it big and take it all the way to the top, from the Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, musician, record exec, and American Idol judge.

So you wanna be a superstar? You want the fans? The glitz? The glamour? The money? The bling? American Idol judge Randy Jackson has been the man behind the star-making machine for the past 25 years, producing, recording, managing and performing with the biggest names in the music industry, including ...

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Overview

Everything you need to know to make it big and take it all the way to the top, from the Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, musician, record exec, and American Idol judge.

So you wanna be a superstar? You want the fans? The glitz? The glamour? The money? The bling? American Idol judge Randy Jackson has been the man behind the star-making machine for the past 25 years, producing, recording, managing and performing with the biggest names in the music industry, including *NSYNC, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Elton John,Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Destiny's Child, Bon Jovi and Journey, among many others. If anybody knows the music biz, it's Randy.

Now for the first time, Randy reveals his secrets—and those of the industry's top experts—to making it big in the music industry. With his cool, hip, straightforward style, he's going to break it all down for you in layman's terms. He's going to help you find your musical style and how it can mean the difference between scoring a record deal—or going nowhere. He'll give you the 411 on how to land gigs, network with the industry's power players, make a blazing hot demo and snag the all-important record deal—all while staying true to yourself.

So if you think you have what it takes to be the next Beyonce, Justin Timberlake or 50 Cent, or even the next American Idol, read What's Up, Dawg and let's see if you got What's up!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401307745
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/14/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

In addition to being a judge on American Idol, Randy Jackson is an award-winning producer, songwriter, and musician who has worked on more than 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums with some of the biggest superstars in the music business.

K. C. Baker is an entertainment correspondent for People magazine. She has worked as a staff writer for the New York Daily News and has written for publications including Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: When You Wish Upon a Star 1
1 Do You Have "It"? 7
2 Being Dawgmatic About Getting Your Skills Together 29
3 Music to a Dawg's Ears 57
4 Trying to Become a Big Dawg and Taking It to the Next Level 77
5 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ... How to Work with What Your Mama Gave Ya 97
6 Da Biz: The Who, What and Why 127
7 Capturing the Holy Grail--How to Score a Record Deal 175
8 To Idol or Not to Idol 217
9 Yo Dawg: You Just Got Thrown a Bone 241
Suggested Listening 261
Acknowledgments 268
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2004

    Raving For Randy

    Randy has had his feet entrenched in the music industry for decades. This book tours the reader through his world. The sky is the limit with Randy. Very informative book about the music industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    A Must Have...

    this book is seriously good. it's a must have for all going into the business. it's my bible.

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