By DAVID S. RICHARDS
Thinking Of Becoming A Country Music Star?
What And What Not To Do
When You Come To
Music City


If you or someone you know is interested in coming to Nashville and getting into the country music business, this informative book will be a nice addition to your reading list.  As a map to some of the land mines in the country music business, this book can enlighten and alert you to just a few of the scams and pitfalls that could derail the most on track plans of any unsuspecting newcomer and potential star.  It could save you thousands of dollars, it could save your career!


YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT SCAMS INVOLVING:


TV & Video Promotion Deals
Recording and Career Promotion
Record producers who are nice people
Song and Talent Contests
Seemingly legitimate recording studios




YOU MAY BE INSPIRED AND LEARN TO:


Step out on your own in Nashville
Find the right studio and musicians
Know what your producer is doing
Break down your own studio costs



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter One
Doctor Foul Up

Chapter Two
Dan Greed

Chapter Three
May Dodge It

Chapter Four
Neal Splits

Chapter Five
Compilation Crap

Chapter Six
Contest Cons

Chapter Seven
Studio Slams

Chapter Eight
The Publishing Ploy

Chapter Nine
Stats Schmats

Chapter Ten
Demo Derby

Chapter Eleven
There And Back Again

Chapter Twelve
The Independent Route

Chapter Thirteen
The Ultimate Goal

Chapter Fourteen
Happy Endings

After Word

Suggestions For Your Library

Useful Links



"My true hope and desire is for all those who digest this information, when they come across just one of the scams I write about, will recognize the situation and steer clear of the extremely nice people who are trying to unjustly empty their pockets."
- David S. Richards






David S. Richards has experience in both the performance and business aspects of the music business.  Starting out as a musician and singer / songwriter, he worked his way from theater to clubs and concerts.  After retiring from the road, Richards settled into the business earning experience as a recording engineer, record producer, music publisher and independent record company CEO.  He offers suggestions about what to do and what not to do while getting your career jump started in Music City.  Also find out who the toughest competition could really be.


"I've tried to compile as much information in as few pages as possible, in order to make this a quick read, so as to be something that can be absorbed in a few short hours, possibly in a motel room, the night before a meeting with someone who is about to jump start your career."   - David S. Richards


COMING TO NASHVILLE?
COME PREPARED WITH
THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE!

"Almost everyone in some profound way arrives with expectation of becoming a part of the music scene in any way they can.  After all, anything is possible in a town where so many dreams have already come true....."     - David S. Richards

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