Confessions of a Record Producer by Moses Alalon, Moses Avalon

By Moses Alalon, Moses Avalon

This can be the tale in the back of the list industry's hidden agendas. It comprises sensible assistance on how musicians and manufacturers can shield their rights and guard their monetary stake within the tune they bring. The part, "Scams and Shams" tells tales of the way humans were ripped off.

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They will spend the better part of the evening talking to band members, managers, and producers, all in an attempt to put a deal together between the band and the label they work for. This can go well past midnight. A&R people make a starting salary of just under $30,000 at most large labels, and this can go up to $150,000 at the executive level, once they've survived in the game for a while. The position of assistant A&R, which leads to an A&R executive position, seems to be the most nepotistic job in the industry.

As the business went through its first major consolidation in the 1960s, labels 2 There were no A&R women at the executive level until about 1965. Page 10 began to cut expenses and farm out various functions, one of which was the producing of the record. " Record companies hired them on a project-by-project basis, giving them a fee for producing and a percentage of the profits (usually 3% after recoupment of expenses). M. M. Then they go to a club to see an act they are interested in (often called a showcase).

The most important part of the recording process, aligning the tape machines, is often done by the lowest-paid employee of a recording studio. 3. Many engineers are addicted to Star Trek or Dungeons and Dragons. 4. Almost all engineers are heavy smokers. Artists Since this book is by and large very pro-artist, I'm going to take this opportunity to dissect some of the artist's more controversial qualities. Those who have had frustrating experiences with artists may want to pull up a chair. " This statement is echoed by many in the industry.

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