By Martin Atkins
In contrast to so much music-industry books, this consultant is a gritty, punky, and irreverent real-life examine what is going into being a musician. removal the rose-colored glasses, Martin Atkins—a lifelong music-industry professional—delivers the reality concerning the tune company and its struggles with razor-sharp wit. capability pitfalls are laid naked between illustrations and humor, sweeping niceties away to teach readers the right way to hold from being derailed by way of band friends, checklist labels, managers, reserving brokers, and so much importantly—themselves.
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