Find out all you need to know to get started, get noticed, and get signed in the music business from the advice of over 30 music industry experts spanning from radio promoters to A&R reps to tour managers. YOU WILL LEARN: The roles of each person in the business and how they relate to you as an artist or manager, Who they communicate with on a daily basis, What their fees are, What they look for in artists before working with them, How to contact and communicate with them, How to get on their radar, How to get signed by them, What their expectations are, How to DIY before they are ready to work with you.ALSO INCLUDED: Step-by-step guide to releasing your next album + Step-by-step guide to getting your music on the radio + Step-by-step guide to going on tour + Detailed guide on how to register your songs for royalties.BOOK CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Adam Kreeft (United Talent Agency), Adam Oppenheim (Stampede Entertainment), Alexa Shoenfeld (Live Nation Entertainment), Craig Laskey (The Horseshoe Tavern), Denny Carr (Open Road Recordings), Dondrea Erauw (Instinct Entertainment), Graham Tait (93 The Peak), Grant Paley (Paquin Artists Agency), Janet Trecarten (101 The Farm), Jason Manning (Z95), Jesse Mitchell (Kim Mitchell Tour Manager), Jodi Ferneyhough (CCS Rights Management), Joel Baskin, The Feldman Agency, Michael Donley (Streaming Caf ), Mike Campbell (The Carlton), Mike Rice (RPM Promotion), Paul Hinrichs (Spirit Bar), Paul Parhar (Flow 93.5), Peter Michael (106 The Drive), Rob Murray (Jack FM), Ron Lopata (Warner Music Canada), Sam Pickard (Strut Entertainment), Sari Delmar (AB Co.), Steve (The Railway Club), Tim Des Islet (Noisemaker Management), Troy Arseneault (Talent Buyer), along with a handful of contributors who chose to remain nameless from additional booking agencies, Universal, Sony, radio stations, and venues.
About the Author
Jamie New Johnson is an artist manager, founder of the top online music business resource SmartBandManagement.com, mentor/educator, and author from Toronto, Canada. Since 2009 Jamie has worked in the music business in varying capacities for non-profit music associations, educational associations, music conferences and festivals, record labels, editorial media publications, booking agencies, publishing companies, artist management companies, and for independent artists. The artists she's worked with have seen varying successes from television and commercial placements, to international tours, to JUNO Nominations, to top 10 radio hits in genres spanning pop, R&B, hip hop, rock, and country. In 2015 Jamie launched a female pop artist into national success resulting in a top 10 hit on Top 40/CHR radio and a Platinum-selling single. In addition to being a College Teacher, Jamie has been invited to guest speak to music business students and at music conferences, as well as teach workshops across the country.