How To Succeed in the Music Business by Alan Dann, John Underwood

By Alan Dann, John Underwood

Even if you're a longtime musician or simply beginning out, in the end you'll need to make a few very important judgements. This re-creation of the "bible" of the song company offers all of the recommendation you'll desire.

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What was your main gripe with the business? I’m on Republic Records now, and those two guys who run it are good guys. I like Monte and Avery Lipman. But I’ve probably been with a thousand recordcompany presidents, and I didn’t like any of them — and they didn’t like me. I was never interested in kissing anybody’s ass. I even punched a record-company president once. What did he do? He fell down. ) NOVEM BER 14, 201 5 | W W W. COM 33 “I don’t want people to feel like Justin Bieber has found God and now he’s trying to tell us what [to do].

The lovely “Where Does the Time Go,” tucked near the end, lets the pair’s vocal interplay shine, a meditative respite from the carbon-copy clamor that precedes it. —MAURA JOHNSTON to have had much more fun making The Incredible True Story than his 2014 major-label debut, Under Pressure, which buckled under the weight of its protagonist’s dark childhood. ” It’s an audacious claim that Logic never makes good on. He’s a gifted rapper with dense lyrics and an ear for beats. ) But most of his ideas seem borrowed from peers like Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Kanye West.

He shut himself off and went into a dark place. Every single day I tried to help him turn it around, and every single day I failed. And I tried desperately. ” But as deftly as that narrative has been executed, Bieber and Braun have quietly achieved an even more impressive feat: repositioning the teen-pop icon as a cuttingedge hitmaker for grownups. Or millennials, at least. In the run-up to Purpose — his first album in three years, due Nov. 13 on Def Jam — Bieber has reinvented himself as perhaps the first true EDM-pop crossover superstar.

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