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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Rhinegold Education (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780382456
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780382456
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 641,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sara Peacock studied at Durham University, obtaining a BA in music and an MA in ethnomusicology. Since the early 1990s she has worked as an editor specialising in music texts, working on books about everything from Baroque string-playing technique to new developments in electroacoustic music; from Monteverdi to Mahler to Morrissey.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart Bruce TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Feb. 2013
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This is a really excellent introduction to the realities of the music industry. It is primarily aimed at the many teenagers (it is published by Rhinegold Education) who have maybe been watching too much X Factor and have decided that because they can play three chords on the guitar, they will tell their careers advisor that they're going to be a rock star. This is the book they need.

It is refreshingly realistic about the range of jobs that count as 'music' jobs, and how possible it will be to attain your goals in each area. The idea of being a Recording Artist is covered in three pages right at the very top, leaving over a hundred pages to 'real' jobs that are music related- working for record companies, music therapy, teaching music, working in music publishing, and so on- the kind of real jobs that teenagers' parents won't necessarily scoff at (maybe). It spans all genres of music you can make a living in.

Backed up with plenty of page-long opinions from people working in all sorts of different fields of music, each possible job avenue gets a thorough summary. This covers a description of what the job actually is, what sort of career path you might try to follow if that's your ideal job, the pros and the cons.

It doesn't pull any punches. For example it makes no secret of the fact that many people have to go through years and years of tedious and humiliating running and gopher jobs before completely failing to make it into a proper job in the music industry. Anyone hoping to be a music teacher or a session musician needs to be incredibly good with at least one instrument, preferably more, and there's no way of getting around that. At the same time, it's not pessimistic- it doesn't tell you not to bother.

An excellent easy-to-read overview of the reality, rather than the fantasy, of paid jobs in music.
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By Mr. Grit on 29 Mar. 2014
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Well laid out covering lots of different areas from classical to pop, from rock star to manager. Easy reading with a lot of 'sound' experienced advice.

Glad I bought it
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