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How to Get a Job in the Music Industry (2nd Edition)

by Keith Hatschek
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Live your dream of a life in music.

If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too!

Inside, you'll find:

  • The big picture on career opportunities in the music industry
  • Details on booming job prospects in new media, including gaming and the Internet
  • Strategies for networking
  • A resource directory of key publications, Web sites, and trade organizations
  • Workshops to help you assess and develop your own personalized career path
  • Interviews with top pros who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today's leading job candidates must possess
  • Step-by-step guidance for developing a first-rate résumé and acing your interviews

Keith Hatschek is the Director of the Music Management Program at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and has been a professional musician, recording engineer, producer, studio executive, industry marketing/PR consultant, and educator over his thirty-year career. He also has been a music-business career coach for nearly two decades, mentoring many newcomers who have successfully landed jobs in the music industry.

"If I was looking to get a start in the industry, the first thing I would do is buy this book. It's by far, the best I've read on how to get started."

—Al Schmitt, 17-time Grammy-winning recording engineer (Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Diana Krall)

"A dose of inspiration for anyone wishing to enter the business. Easily the most compelling and comprehensive book on the subject."

—Paul Verna, Director of Corporate Communications, The Orchard • co-author of The Encyclopedia of Record Producers

"How To Get A Job in the Music Industry is a lively and engaging how-to primer for those seeking a career in music."

—Christopher Walsh, Billboard Magazine

"A hands-on, how-to book that will work for anyone wanting to break into the music industry. I recommend this book to all my students."

—Christian L. Haseleu, Professor and Chair, Recording Industry Department, Middle Tennessee State University

"Anyone successfully applying the concepts in this book should have no problem getting a start in the music industry."

—Debbie Forrest, Internship and Career Development Coordinator, The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, Nashville TN

"Take the information in this book and combine it with your own creative abilities, and you've got the makings for a great career in the music industry."

—Tony Brown, President, Universal South Records

"For anyone seeking a career in the music industry, this book is a must. Readers will feel like they have their own friend in the music business."

—Roy Pritts, Professor of Music Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver

"This book helped me land a job at a San Francisco booking agency—less than a week out of college!"

—Allison Gomer, Agent Assistant, Rosebud Agency

Also by Keith Hatschek

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