The Record Label Exec.

The Record Label Exec.
“My primary focus is to keep my team making records and overseeing that the records get turned in on budget and turned in on time.” Dan McCarroll—president of Capitol and Virgin Records ...
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The General Manager

The General Manager
“Think of a band like a corporation and the manager would be the CEO.”  Randy Nichols, founder of Force Media Management ...
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The Musician

The Musician
“Surround yourself with the right team to extend your art as far and beyond as you’d like it to go.” Yesod Williams of Pepper ...
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The Tour Manager

The Tour Manager
“A Tour Manager has to be the most flexible person on tour – his job can range from being a bartender on the side of the stage to watching some band members’ kids during sound check.” Donovan Haney— Manager of The Expendables ...
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The Tour Accountant

The Tour Accountant
“A Tour Accountant takes care of all things financial on the road — assisting in putting together a tour budget before the tour hits the road, per diem, settling shows, settling with hotels, bus and truck drivers, assisting with tax issues, etc.” David ’5-1′ Norman, Tour Accountant for John Legend ...
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The Music Publicist

The Music Publicist
“A publicist is a liaison between the artist and the media. Our main purpose is to get our clients media attention, with blogs, traditional print, radio, television, etc.” Ryan Romana, founder of Press Junkie PR ...
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The Music Licenser

The Music Licenser
“Every artist is valued based on their presentation and what their creditability is.” Dan Silver, the Sr. Creative Director at RipTide Music ...
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The Talent Buyer

The Talent Buyer
“I’m looking at what that artist can sell that night in that venue and I’m making an offer based on that.” David Rodrick, Talent Buyer for Noise Pop ...
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The Concert Photographer

The Concert Photographer
“When you are playing so loud it affects your breathing and the lights are all you can see, it’s like you are the music’s body and it’s pouring out of you.” Kan Lailey Hi Kan — thank ...
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The Recording Engineer

The Recording Engineer
“Recording and mixing is just like playing an instrument: you have to really know how to play without thinking about it so that you can focus on the music. Creativity is an extension of performance, and recording is an art.” Jonathan James of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Making ...
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The songwriter

The songwriter
“I’ve been touring with Stevie Wonder for 6 years hearing him compose new songs and perform some of the biggest hits ever. How could it not affect my writing…” Kenny Sharretts, back line technician ...
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The Music Supervisor

The Music Supervisor
“A great supervisor needs to know how to work the phone and be sensitive to the egos of the Directors and the Artists and rights holders involved. It’s not an easy job.” Kenn Richards, Director of Audio at F# ...
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The Monitor Engineer

The Monitor Engineer
“Use your ears!! Have good ‘people’ skills. You’ll work with some of the nicest people to some of the worst. So be nice. They are the client, don’t let one’s attitude affect yours.” Rob Elliott, Monitor Engineer ...
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The Music Director

The Music Director
“As MD, it’s my role to prepare the sound and the band for all occasions: festivals, TV, Headline shows or Promo / acoustic sets.” Ben Christophers, Music Director for Bat For Lashes ...
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The Digital Connector

The Digital Connector
“If we can understand your musical identity and make connections with other people that have similar tastes then we’re doing a much better job of helping music discovery.” Shane Tobin, Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Echo Nest ...
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The Session Musician

The Session Musician
“I would love to be part of a solid band, but at this time I find it more lucrative to be independent.” Tyrel McCoy, Session ...
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The Event Planner

The Event Planner
“If you want to have an event, we want to make it successful! You conjure up the idea, we get everything there.” Justin Lizama of The Solidman Group ...
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The Record Label Executive PART II

The Record Label Executive PART II
“To sign an act and to get an act going is a huge financial commitment because of all the different facets you have to cover.” Dan McCarrol, president of Capitol and Virgin Records ...
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The A&R Guy

The A&R Guy
“The job was quite simply to go out and find great music.” Rick Goetz, former Director of A&R for Elektra ...
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The Sound Guy

The Sound Guy
“Monitor engineers can get fired for all kinds of reasons; some valid, some not so much.” Bob Windel, Monitor Engineer ...
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