The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Music Industry offers inspiration and high level advice to any musician or performer striving to successfully juggle the creative and business expertise necessary to thrive in today’s music industry.
The book’s 70-plus articles provide a wealth of practical advice to the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) musician. It is written by Keith Hatschek, who has spent four decades in the music industry, with contributions from eleven other industry experts. The book is organized into two sections, “Creative Activities” explores various aspects of popular music performance including recording, songwriting, and getting gigs. It also offers useful advice on how to market and promote your music to a global audience in the Internet age.
The second section, “Making a Living,” covers the ins and outs of the business of music, including successful fan funding models, how to maximize earnings from your original songs, music copyright essentials, musician’s health and wellness, industry trends, career tips and how to leverage radio and videos to gain more fans. For those wishing to advance their chances of making it in music, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Music Industry offers an indispensable handbook on what’s necessary to reach the top.
Keith Hatschek and Veronica Wells
The US music industry is an exciting, fast-paced, marketplace which brings together creative and business interests to connect artists with audiences. This book traces the history of the music industry from the Colonial era to the present day, identifying trends and the innovative leaders who have shaped its course. This volume embraces the diversity of the American music industry, spanning classical to country and hip hop to heavy metal.
Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes that provide a comprehensive directory of college music business programs and a listing of all relevant music industry trade associations, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the business of music.
Veronica Wells and Keith Hatschek
Keith Hatschek and Breanne Beseda
Live your dream of a life in music.
If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too!
Inside, you’ll find:
- Details on booming job prospects in digital music distribution and music licensing
- Interviews with nine music industry professionals under 35 who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today’s leading job candidates must possess
- A resource directory of industry related job websites as well as U.S. and Canadian trade associations
- Step-by-step guidance for developing a first rate resume and acing your interviews
- Workshops to help you assess and develop your own personalized career tool kit
- Strategies for industry networking, finding a mentor, and how to effectively use social media
An enlightening guide to recording studio techniques and practices, this book collects ten years of interviews and articles edited by Keith Hatschek for the authoritative quarterly Pro Studio Edition . The book provides tips and insider information on all facets of the recording process, from studio acoustics, mixing, and microphones to digital recording, vintage equipment, and working with bands. Notable engineers and producers from a wide array of backgrounds share the tricks of the trade, including Joe Barresi (Melvins, Bad Religion), Mitch Easter (REM, Suzanne Vega), Richard Dodd (Wilco, Green Day), and Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton).
A selection of published books and book chapters from faculty members of the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific.
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