Tanja L. Crouch - All books by this author
The music industry has undergone radical changes in recent years, but abundant career opportunities still exist for beginners with talent, imagination, and a love of music. The record industry and its dealers have suffered recent setbacks, but most other aspects of the music business continue to flourish—and this book tells beginners how and where to find rewarding jobs. Highly talented singers, song writers, and instrumentalists are always in demand, but many lesser known and rewarding career opportunities exist, with new avenues opening virtually every day. Among job opportunities described in this book are artists’ agents and managers, talent agents, sound technicians, film and TV technicians, film and TV production managers, advertising illustrators and copywriters, publicists, and many others. The author tells beginners how to match their own qualifications with potential job openings, seek and find job interviews, and get into the music business. For each job designation, she lists the special skills needed, describes a typical workday, and presents actual case studies of men and women who have found music career openings, and have gone on to make the most of them. Sidebar features include at-a-glance career tips and “voices of experience” notes citing the best and worst things about each job. New in this edition is information on how today’s new technologies have influenced careers and created opportunities in the music business. The book’s several appendices include lists of names, addresses, and web sites of music unions, organizations, directories, magazines, and schools offering degrees in music business management. There is also a glossary of music business and technical terms.
From the Reviews:
“If you’re dying to break into the music business, here’s a fun, informative and easy way to find which path suits you, even if you can’t carry a tune.”
Susan Sliwicki, Goldmine, January 16, 2009
Praise for the previous edition
“This overview of jobs in the music industry covers just about every aspect of the business, from composing and songwriting to recording, marketing, jobs relating to tours and festivals, music in films, TV, and advertising, and education. Crouch, who works in the industry, provides job overviews for a wide range of positions, from jingle writer to agent to mastering engineer. She lists prerequisites and special skills required for each job, and describes a day in the life. She offers pointers for the job search and a brief case study of someone working in that position, with background on each one’s career path… Boxes labeled Voices of Experience list the best and worst things about various jobs; Career Tips boxes offer advice. Appendices list unions, performing rights societies, and organizations, along with directories and magazines and a list of schools offering degrees related to music business management. A lengthy glossary explains terms… Many teens dream of working in music, this practical overview of professions in the field will acquaint them with aspects of the industry they never knew existed.
Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT, September 2001
About The Author:
Tanja L. Crouch has spent several years on the business side of the music industry. She has worked on tours for major artists, placed music in movies and TV shows, and written extensively about the music industry.
Paperback / 320 Pages / 7 13/16 x 10 7/8 / 2008