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The Reality of Artist Development Deals at Major Labels

Owen Husney, a manager, talks about today’s lack of artist development by the record companies and the importance of a fan base. If bands want quality guidance from a label they need to have already proved themselves independently.



Music Industry Survival Manual: 13 Different Ways To Make Money From Your Songs

FREE .PDF Download of the TuneCore Music Industry Survival Manual. Everyone needs this vital information.

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The Most Important Members of a Successful Artist Team by Paul Resnikoff

Everyone is always talking about the artists’ team, the critical support structure that helps spread the music and manage fanbases. But when it comes to successful artists, the most important and well-paid members are lawyers and accountants – then the webmaster, booking agent, manager, and everyone else.

The Future of Music Coalition recently interviewed thousands of artists about the composition of their team, and this is what a few hundred, high-earning artists said.  These are full-time artists making more than $100,000 a year with over 90% of that coming directly from their music.  And outside of the band members themselves, these were the roles designated most (in terms of the percentage of respondents indicating that these people were members of their team).


Accountants & Attorneys: The Most Important Members of a Successful Artist Team…


How to get radio play as an independent musician

Disc Makers and TAXI present “Achieving Success With Your Music: Hard-hitting tips on marketing, A&R, record labels, and more”

The Dual Purpose of Copyright Law

In this segment from http://www.artistshousemusic.org – Mark Davis lectures at a music educators conference at Loyola University New Orleans, entertainment attorney and educator Mark Davis discusses the two (frequently opposed) purposes of copyright law: to protect free transmission of information while giving its creators some control over how that information is distributed and sold.

Master P explains how he became successful independently

While on the set his movie I Got The Hook-Up in Soutch Central Los Angelos, Percy “Master P” Miller discusses how he plans to take over the film industry with the same business model that enabled him to have vast amounts of independent success in the music industry. Take notes.

Entertainment Law

Prepare for a powerful lesson on the legal aspect of the music industry from 14-year, high-powered, veteran entertainment attorney, Matthew Middleton, Middleton Law Group. You think you know? Find out how much!

REAL INDUSTRY TALK IN 34 COUNTRIES – A special thanks to all supporters

A special thanks to all supporters

March 27, 2012 (New York, NY) – On behalf of REAL INDUSTRY TALK – Career Development At Its Best, I would like to thank everyone for your support and interest in the website.  The goal of the website was to educate, inform and help mold fruitful musical careers for its supporters.  Real Industry Talk was created with you in mind and with your support we have reached 34 countries and have over 1,000+ followers!

I am personally humbled by the support and the added reach this website and its content continues to achieve.  I started this site as my way to connect with indie artists looking for career development; indie music professionals looking to sharpen their skills and learn new processes; and finally for the average musician looking to make music their career.

In a music industry era where major music companies, and indie labels, are limiting or eliminating resources for artist development in exchange for product development, it is ever so more important that artists take control of their music career and fully embrace their craft.

My passion, experience, interest and drive to help educate and mold music careers has lead me to share my knowledge and content, which I feel and believe is vital to a successful musical career in today’s ever changing music industry.  I hope the content is appreciated and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

Please help spread the word about Real Industry Talk – Career Development At Its Best so it can further reach artists, music business persons and musicians in need of the vital and informative content.  If you wish to contribute to the website please email realindustrytalkblog@gmail.com.

Again, thank you for your support!

Best Wishes.

Jefferson Akly, Founder

REAL INDUSTRY TALK – Career Development At Its Best is a blog created by music business professional, Jefferson Akly, which has over 12 years of industry experience.  Jefferson’s passion to educate unsigned independent artists, musicians, D.I.Y. music professionals and other persons interested in a career within the music industry lead to the creation of Real Industry Talk.

JEFFERSON AKLY – For more than 12 years, Jefferson has proven to be a music business professional that is innovative and strives for perfection; he embodies what truly means to be a music business professional in the new music business.  For more information and accomplishments on Jefferson’s career please visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/jakly.

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Krayzie Bone – Making it In the Music Industry

Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony mentors lyricists, songwriters, bands, musicians, singers, rappers and producers this is a call out to you. ConquerTheIndustry.com is a blog that is dedicated to helping those wanting to break into the industry catch their big break and land a record deal. ConquerTheIndustry.com is created by Anthony Henderson AKA Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In this video he invites you to go to his blog and join his VIP List.

The Music Industry – Artists vs. Labels

John Kennedy, the CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. He represents the international recording industry worldwide and is fighting for its survival.

In this first of two segments, the focus here is on the relationship between the labels and its artists. The following topics were discussed:

– the 4 big labels and the oligopoly of their dominance

– artists’ disputes with their labels such as Paul McCartney, George Michael, Madonna and Robbie Williams

– reinvestment in new talent

– Prince and his ‘Planet Earth’ album giveaway

– relying too much on commercialism and marketing

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