Monthly Archives: March 2010

Reading my way into the music business.

I’ve taken my own advice and I’ve begun to read Donald S. Passman’s, All You Need to Know About the Music Business, 6th Edition. After reading Part I, I now know how to assemble the best possible team of advisors. … Continue reading

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Music: Time Out New York

Time Out New York, a weekly magazine, features the latest of what’s going on around town. Their music section includes a feature story and reviews of top live shows, albums, and most recently, tracks. The section also boasts an abundant … Continue reading

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The music business, for dummies

Books teach us everything we need to know about anything. We can learn how to play golf or practice yoga, date or be wine connoisseurs. Can we then read up on how to be musicians? The following how-to books can … Continue reading

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Agent from The Agency

David Galea is swamped with e-mails. Heaps of neatly stacked papers cover his desk. He receives an inter-office instant message. Booking a summer tour for platinum-selling rock group, Paramore, requires organization, mind-numbing patience,  an illusion of calm, and lots of time. … Continue reading

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Pre-introduction

I first heard In One Wind standing in the back inside the candle-lit, wood-paneled train car room of Pete’s Candy Store. Every seat was taken. All possibility for standing room gone. I became curious, how does a band begin? How … Continue reading

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Can you hear the music play?

You know how people always say, “Oh, I remember seeing so-and-so at this tiny bar in the middle of nowhere before they made it big. It was SO awesome.” Well, you can be one of those people. And you can … Continue reading

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Making it: The Dirty Projectors

What does it take to make it? A New York Magazine article by Hugo Lindgren, Brooklyn’s Calling, takes a look at the history of one Brooklyn band, The Dirty Projectors, and their rise to the top. Like all proper rags-to-riches … Continue reading

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