The independent artist's guide for singers, songwriters, bands, producers, and self-publishers - In order to achieve success in today's music industry, artists must first do a great deal of work on their own. Learning the required skills can take years of real-life experience, and hiring personal coaches, studio professionals, and consultants can be costly. But now, for the first time, there's an invaluable resource to help them meet these challenges.
Five Star Music Makeover is an engaging all-in-one guide designed specifically for aspiring artists. Written by five experts with over 100 years of collective experience, both on and off the stage, this unique book covers five key skills every musician needs to succeed:
- Improving vocal production/technique
- Writing memorable and marketable songs
- Recording your ultimate EP
- Navigating the publishing world
- Promoting music effectively
Also included are insiders' stories and anecdotes, helpful tips, creative exercises, celebrity interviews, and all the practical expertise necessary to develop a successful music career.
Five Star Music Makeover is a complete and practical career guide - a resource that transforms artists from good to great.
Coreen Sheehan, a singer, author, and educator with over 20 years of industry experience. She has toured with such renowned acts as David Lee Roth and the Foo Fighters and has been featured in TV commercials in the US, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
Anika Paris, an award-winning singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist, and published poet. Her compositions have been featured in various motion pictures (via Universal, Lionsgate, and Miramax), and she composes for Warner Bros. She has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and others.
Eric Corne has produced half a dozen Top 5 Billboard Blues Albums, with legends John Mayall and Walter Trout, and recorded the likes of Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, DeVotchKa, Joe Bonamassa, Nancy Wilson, and Kim Deal (the Pixies). He is also a songwriter and recording artist whose music has been used in films and TV shows, such as HBO's True Blood, as well as in trailers for Underworld 2, Sony's Resistance 2, and more. In 2013, Eric started Forty Below Records, with major distribution all over the world.
Michael Eames is a composer, songwriter, and pianist with film scoring experience. Specializing in music publishing, he is the president of PEN Music Group, where he oversees all aspects of the operation, from pitching the catalogue to business development. Over the course of this career, he has handled the catalogues of such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago, and Roy Orbison.
Bobby Borg is a former major label, independent, and DIY recording/touring artist. He has over 25 years of industry experience as a musician, consultant, and educator, and has written extensively about the music business (works include Music Marketing for the DIY Musician, Business Basics for Musicians[Hal Leonard Books], and more). He teaches at Musicians Institute and UCLA Extension.
Five Star Music Makeover
Inventory #HL 00145992
Width: 8.0", Length: 10.0", 376 pages