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Imagine having an exciting and rewarding career as a recording artist. When you become a recording artist you can touch people's lives through your music, while making money doing what you love.

It has never been easier to create and sell your own recordings, and if you build a large enough following, your career path can lead to a major recording deal and even stardom.

When you're not recording in the studio, your "job" as a recording artist may include:
  • Live performances
  • Appearing and performing in music videos
  • Doing interviews for radio, TV, magazines, and newspapers
  • Appearing for photo shoots
  • Going on promotional tours 
  • Doing autograph signings and in-store appearances
  • Attending award shows and music industry parties
  • Interacting with fans
If this sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Recording Artist is for you. In this guide you will discover what you need to know to build a following, get a record deal, and succeed in the music business.

The information in this guide can help you no matter what type of music you want to record and perform. While the guide focuses on succeeding in contemporary popular music — pop, rock, R&B, alternative, metal, and hip hop/rap — the techniques can be applied in other genres as well, including country, jazz, Christian, gospel and classical music. 

The guide's author is Kathy Baylor, who has worked in the music business for over 12 years with Motown Records, Sony Music, Midnight Songs (a music publishing company under Polygram) and Universal Records, where she was responsible for finding and signing new talent in urban, pop, and alternative music.

In this guide she covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to break into the music business and become a recording artist, including:

Getting Ready

  • Identifying and refining your musical style
  • How to create the best image for you
  • How to make the most of your singing voice 
  • A key element of "star quality" and how to develop it
  • How to create a killer demo package including:
    • How to pick the right producer for you
    • Choosing songs that give you the best chance at getting a record deal
    • Recording your demo without spending too much
    • The important elements of effective photos and bios 
How to Be a “Music Entrepreneur”

Learn how to start promoting and selling your music on your own, which can also help you land a major recording deal:

  • Building a following through self-recording and self-promotion
  • How to record your own songs at home
  • The best home recording software to produce your own demo or full-length CD
  • What you should know about digital distribution
  • How to gain popularity through online self-marketing techniques including:
    • Podcasting
    • Creating inexpensive music videos
    • Blogs
  • How to get even more exposure by getting your music onto popular sites like:
    • MySpace
    • CD Baby
    • iTunes
    • And others
  • Resources that can help you bring your music to a wide audience and sell your music on your own
Getting a Record Deal
  • Picking your target record companies
  • Where to find contact information for record companies
  • Methods of effective record deal shopping 
  • Tips for generating a buzz
    • Making the most of your live shows
    • Getting your own press
    • The ins and outs of showcases
    • How to get into networking events to meet music industry insiders
    • Auditioning for shows such as American Idol and Making the Band
    • Getting your songs played in commercials, movies, and TV shows
  • How to get a foot in the door through music industry jobs and internships
  • Finding a manager and entertainment attorney
  • Types of record deals you may be offered
  • Major labels vs. indie labels
  • How to choose the best deal for you
  • Holding out for what you want
From Signing to Stardom
  • What to expect on your first recording project
  • Marketing and publicity including your first single and music video
  • What you need to know to maximize your earnings
    • "Recoupable" expenses and their effect on your signing bonus and artist royalties
    • Getting paid for your songwriting
    • Income from producing
    • Live shows and merchandising
  • Advice on handling stardom
You can have all this and more for an incredible special price. People pay hundreds of dollars to attend conferences about the music industry. The FabJob Guide to Become a Recording Artist gives you some of the best career advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

The information in this recording artist guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to sell your own music, get a record deal, and succeed as a recording artist.

This guide has been selling for up to $29.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97. You can earn back the price of the guide many times over with your first recording, and if you have what it takes to succeed as a recording artist, this guide can help you get a recording contract much more quickly

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a recording artist.

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"Becoming a recording artist can seem like an impossible goal only accomplished by the lucky and the privileged. Not true. This guide gives you what you need to know to make it happen." 
Kathy Baylor
New York, NY

"One of the first people I met in the business was Kathy Baylor. She provided a great sense of direction and information for me. She knows a great deal about the many facets of the business. This book is very informative and easy to understand."
True Master
Wu Tang Clan
Producer/Recording Artist

"Having worked with Kathy Baylor for several years (at Polygram and Universal Records), I have experienced her savvy business style and grace. 'Kudos' to her for writing this book for others who are not as privileged as I to have known her on a personal level. This book will surely encourage and inspire people."
Charmaine Edwards, 
Producer Manager

"In a business made up of impostors, would-be politicians, and charlatans, Kathy Baylor is an uncommon commodity in the music business. Honest, hard working, knowledgeable, creative, experienced... did I say honest!"
Billie Myers
Recording Artist ("Kiss the Rain") and EMI Songwriter

"Kathy Baylor is one of very few people that truly understands what struggling artists go through. She puts together a very realistic but effective down-to-earth approach to getting around in this reputedly dirty game of music making. She knows the situation in and out, through and through, and exactly how to handle each specific situation intelligently. Believe me, everything in this book is time tested... without Kathy I wouldn't be halfway where I am today."
Terry Lee
Universal Records Recording Artist and Platinum Record Producer

"I ordered your book about two weeks ago and I must say it is "all that!" My family has been in the business a long time and I really found your material amazing. I am currently in the process of putting together a hip hop demo but also starting my own label. Your book has sped me way up and I now know 3 times as much. Thank you for your terrific material."
William Mcpherson 
(Mac Vicious)
Jacksonville, North Carolina

"For music industry novices Kathy has always been a great source of knowledge she has a sophisticated in-depth understanding of the creative and business ends of music, and the ability to communicate that information in everyday language. It makes perfect sense that Kathy would write this book, and anyone who reads it will truly be ready to tackle the music business."
Kamala Gordon
Director of A&R 
Warner Chappell

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