Don't Wait for the Chance to be 1 out of 100,000 on American Idol!
by No. 1 Best Selling Author, Jaci Rae
Tens of thousands of people line up for cattle calls all over the USA, hoping to be chosen for a chance at a one-million dollar recording contract. But only one will take home the big prize. What about the others? Will they go back home to Anywhere, USA with their tail between their legs, never to be heard from again? Or will they take control of their own career and propel themselves to the top without Simon, Paula, or Randy's help?
Performer and author Jaci Rae went the Do-It-Yourself route, and built a successful music career the hard way. She knows what it's like to navigate the confusing and dangerous curves of the music business, and shares her knowledge and step-by-step methods for success in The Indie Guide to Music, Marketing and Money.
"Musicians who want to record their first record usually have no idea how much it should cost to book a session, rent equipment, copy CD's, print labels, or any of the other items necessary to complete their project," Jaci says. "They need to know exactly what these costs are or they'll become sitting ducks for rip-off artists."
Another mistake that new DIY (Do-It Yourself) musicians make is jumping at the offer of contributing a song to a compilation album, an album comprised of one song apiece by a number of artists.
"Ninety percent of the time, this is a waste of the artist's time and money," says Jaci, "because the album is never promoted, and it becomes nothing more than a cash cow for the producer."