The Music Scene offers a detailed yet readable look at the world of contemporary music for young people. Full of practical, how-to advice and fascinating case studies on many of the world's favourite bands and artists, The Music Scene examines live gigs, recording and contracts, publicity, merchandising and changing fashions in contemporary music. Written by a music journalist, The Music Scene is certain to strike a chord with any aspiring young pop musician.
The Music Industry explores how the music industry works today and includes forming a band, creating demo recordings, getting noticed, gigs, recording contracts, promoters and much more.
About the Author
Matt Anniss is a highly experienced music journalist and writer. He regularly reviews band performances and contributes features for a number of music magazines.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Origins of the modern music industry 6
Basement beginnings 8
Industry case study: The Killers 12
Chapter 2 The wheelers and dealers 14
Signing up 16
Industry case study: breaking up 18
The big players 20
Industry case study: Warner Brothers versus Prince 22
Small is beautiful 24
Chapter 3 The record makers 26
Industry case study: American Idiot 28
The recording studio 30
Industry case study: Sunset Sound Recorders 32
Spreading the word 34
Global groove 36
Television stars 38
Industry case study: MTV 40
The changing face of music 42
Further Reading 45