The recording industry has experienced dramatic changes in recent years as music lovers have made the switch from listening to music on CDs to downloading music online for MP3 players and other devices. As much as things have changed, some have stayed the same, and the industry still needs people who can find and recognize new talent, produce top quality recordings, and get the public interested in new music. Although the recording industry is highly competitive and founded on creativity, it offers many types of jobs and opportunities.
Recording Industry identifies the most important elements of the business and helps readers chart their path toward career stardom. This new volume is loaded with special features, including descriptions of key industry practices, essential career information, handy fast facts, and emerging industry trends. Chapters explore a breakdown of jobs in the recording industry, tips for success, and how to talk like a pro.
Index. Box features. Resources.
About the Author(s)
Don Rauf is an editor and writer specializing in educational and career-related materials. He is the coauthor of the Virtual Apprentice series for Ferguson Publishing and has edited many books on employment opportunities. He is also a contributing editor for Careers and Colleges magazine and has written articles for Parent and Child, Science, and Seventeen, among others. As the leader of a rock band, he maintains many professional relationships in the recording industry and has performed from Seattle to Berlin with such headliners as Billy Idol. Rauf has also worked as an FM radio deejay and has appeared on cable television to discuss career topics. He lives in Seattle, Washington.