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- File Size: 1346 KB
- Print Length: 117 pages
- Publisher: Bull City Publishing, LLC (17 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FF1JQX6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #166,938 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Start A Record Label : The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Starting A Record Label : How to Start a Record Label: Never Revealed Secrets ... of Starting a Indie Record Label Book 1) Kindle Edition
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To begin, it is really short on content. I read it in about 30 minutes, cover to cover, and I didn't learn anything that would fall outside of common sense. The only topic that seemed like it might be useful was was distribution, but the chapter essentially said, "If you want to get a distributor, it's hard but you can get one if you try and they'll distribute your CDs into stores for you."
The formatting in the book is all messed up. Sentences fall into the margins, headers and bolding isn't consistent, the book has no end label. This book looks like it was independently made and no one checked it before it went to the printer. There were also a few typos.
Probably my largest gripe is that this book is geared towards being a multi-millionaire record label CEO that specializes in Top 40, Country, rock, or rap (i.e., genres that make a lot of money). At least that's the impression I got. I guess that could be your dream, sure, but if you're looking into being an independent record label which operates primarily on the internet and sells a small stock, running around and trying to get your local radio station to play your indie jams isn't going to work; they're just too big and too "pop" focused. For example, this book talks about "going platinum". Please, that's like if a book on getting a job in the sports industry said, "play in the NFL" it's just not realistic. There are plenty of successful labels that don't have platinum releases.
Also, this book focuses on CD sales. I haven't bought a CD in... 10 years? People buy digital music and they buy vinyl. This book was written in 2014 and could have addressed either but instead CDs are mentioned on almost every page. Maybe if you're a huge label getting your artists into wherever people buy CDs (probably Best Buy) then, I guess you could derive some value from the suggestions on CD sales, but if you're that big or you're going to be that big, you probably don't need this book because you're already successful or you already have a lot of experience in the industry.
I don't know, maybe it just wasn't for me and what I want to do, but there are definitely people looking at reviews here who would be better served not getting this book.
Like most “how to” books, “How to start a record label: Never Revealed Secrets of Starting a[n] Indie Record Label” guarantees the reader that the content of the book will help the reader start the indie record enterprise and operate it successfully. In this book, Mr Johnson’s writing style is simple; this makes his book easy to read. By publishing this book, Mr Johnson generously offers helpful advice to his readers and instructs them concerning techniques that will enable aspiring entrepreneurs to become high-quality record label executives in the indie label sector of the music industry. Mr Johnson’s book is a comprehensive handbook for starting and sustaining indie record labels. It competently presents the entertainment and business aspects of the indie record label business.
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