"Matt has always offered great insight when it comes to artist development. We've had many long conversations about what the right move is for many of my acts." - Nick Storch, The Agency Group Matt understands it all. My work experiences with him have shown me that he has intricate knowledge of how every aspect of music business works and is intertwined together. With that knowledge and creative thinking he has made every event with my artists a great one that has allowed the event to maximize both the artist experience and more importantly the fan experience. - Dalton Sim, Nettwerk Management If you create music, or work with artists who do, theres a way to expose your talent and give yourself a chance. In this common sense guide, industry veteran Matthew Walt explains how anyone with a voice and passion can break into the business. The music industry is bursting with opportunities for talent. This is due, in part, to new technologies to cultivate and expose your craft. As a result, an independent movement is burgeoning, and the number of artists making a living in the business has grown. Whats more, alongside the artists, their agents and managers, and those that fill traditional roles, there are bloggers, computer programmers, andbest of allfans who are driving the industrys future. This shifts power from the privileged to the masses. Realistically, this shift favors the creative and independentbut business savvymusician. Drawing on his experiences from the trenches, Matthew presents the nuts and bolts of breaking into the industry, from understanding the business realistically and building your business with practical considerations to presenting yourself and finding your it factor. In a straightforward yet very passionate way, Matthew takes you from dreaming big to taking chances until your moment finally arrives. Your reality check is between these covers.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Traces the funk music legend's rise from a 1950s barbershop quartet to an influential multigenre artist, discussing his pivotal artistic and business achievements with Parliament-Funkadelic. 75,000 first printing.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-27 - Publisher: CLC Publications
A great career, a wonderful marriage, a beautiful home—the classic makings of the American dream and a blessed life. Jenny Day Jones has all of these things but, after a spiritual crisis, realized that material blessings were preventing her from saying “yes” to God’s plan for her life. With humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Text and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll explores the interaction between two of the most powerful socio-cultural movements in the post-war years - the literary forces of the Beat Generation and the musical energies of rock and its attendant culture. Simon Warner examines the interweaving strands, seeded by the poet/novelists Jack Kerouac,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-04 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Explicit sex, graphic violence, strong language; and Jim Morrison! An account of the sixties in California, from Hollywood to Haight-Ashbury, the Sunset Strip to Malibu. Free love, the birth of the drug culture, hippies, bikers, junkies, dope dealers, the anti-war demonstrations, Vietnam, draft dodgers, Timothy Leary, Charles Manson, life on