The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company

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9780974658001: The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company
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This is an indispensable guide to learning how to start and run your own independent record label.

It's a primer that takes you by the hand and leads you through the many steps involved in building the label of your dreams, including fundamental information about legal structure, how to write a business plan, label naming, domain name and registration, bar codes, key deal points in artist contracts, music publishing, recording budgets, the recording, sequencing, and mastering process, ISRC codes, printing, pressing, and packaging, inventory management, mechanical licenses, domestic and international distribution, production and distribution deals,marketing budgets and marketing plans, the role of sales, promotion, publicity, touring, advertising, video, street teams and the web, artist development, royalty accounting, licensing,and crisis management.

It includes numerous checklists, charts, diagrams and forms, a recommended reading list, and URLs for more than 100 additional resources.

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About the Author:

Keith Holzman, principal of Solutions Unlimited, is a management consultant specializing in the recording industry. He's a trusted advisor and troubleshooter, skilled in providing solutions tailored to his clients' specific requirements.

A seasoned record industry senior executive with four decades of experience in all aspects of running a record label, he was President of ROM Records, Managing Director of Discovery Records, Senior Vice President of Elektra Records, and Director of Nonesuch Records.

He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, and will be teaching a course about the Independent Record Label at UCLA Extension this Fall.


A bonanza of practical guidance for anyone attempting the D.I.Y. approach to record distribution. -- Geary Yelton, Associate Editor, Electronic Musician

A crisply written and comprehensive look at label basics, from creating a business plan to putting records on the street. -- Chris Morris, Billboard 2-28-04

One of the best and most detailed explications of the "conventional wisdom" of ... recording, marketing and distributing your own discs. -- John Michel, American Composers Forum Sounding Board, May/June 2004

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Keith Holzman
Published by Solutions Unlimited (2004)
ISBN 10: 0974658006 ISBN 13: 9780974658001
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