Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label

Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label

by Daylle Deanna Schwartz


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Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label by Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Revised and completely updated edition of the industry classic! The Real Deal is the only music business reference source that offers specific advice to musicians on getting that all-important record deal.

Included in this thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition are all the business necessities, creative aspects, and marketing strategies needed for musicians to survive and thrive in the music industry. Readers learn, step by step, how to prepare a presentation package and reach the right person at the record labels, and discover dozens of no-fail procedures and time-tested techniques for making it in this incredibly competitive business.

This exciting expanded edition features expert advice from dozens of successful managers, record producers, recording artists, and publicists, as well as three brand new chapters: “Taking Care of Business,” “Making Money Promoting Your Talent,” and “Using Your Songwriting Talents.” Also included is thorough, up-to-the-minute information on using the Internet and getting signed overseas, as well as two completely revised and updated appendices providing information on books, conferences, and other resources.

For any musician playing popular music, The Real Deal is the definitive guide to winning a recording contract!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823084050
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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