Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Essential reading for people aspiring to a career in music
Producer, musician and label owner George Howard discusses several books he feels are essential reading for people aspiring to a career in music or the music industry: Good to Great by Jim Collins, Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, his own Getting Signed!, gives detailed advice on a number of critical topics how and whether to pursue a record deal, how to protect your publishing rights, how to find a manager and agent, discusses at length what the different members of your team manager, agent, lawyer, publicist, radio indie can and should do for you, and provides information on how musicians can apply the basic principles of business to their careers intuitively and effectively.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity