So people after 11 months, yes 11 months of hard work THE INDUSTRY is finally finished! Its going into production this week and will be hitting the road in Mid November!
The Industry is the first and only step by step guide to the music business So all of you who really want to make it in this business best get you dough ready.
Its a 4 and a half hour documentary narrated by Ras Kwame on 3 DVD's and features over 70 of the music business major players (see the list below) plus over an hours worth of freestyles and extra's.
A preview will be up by the end of the week so keep an eye out for it.
So for now here's a rundown of what to expect and who's on it.
The industry is the first step by step guide to the music business. A 3 DVD limited edition documentary that guides you from making your first demo to releasing your first single with a major label.
Delving deep into the underground, it explains how the music industry works by the people on the inside, and follows the fortunes of several major uk urban artists as they promote, perform and climb their way to the top.
“The bible for all those wanting to make it big in the music industry”
Chapter 1: Recording
Hang out in the studio with Sticky, Lethal B and Fumin, and get tips from some of the industries leading figures on how to get the most out of recording your music.
Chapter 2: Tastemaking
Spend time with one of the countries leading urban tastemakers and find out how to get your music out there
Chapter 3: Manufacturing
Go behind the scenes at a mastering suite and a pressing plant to see how a records actually made.
Chapter 4: Promotion Part 1
Learn about the different media platforms and how to use them to further your career.
Chapter 5: Distribution
Discover how to get your records in to the shops nationwide and get the most out of using a professional distributor.
Chapter 6: Managers, Lawyers and Accountants
Advice on how to create your core team, what to look for when choosing team members and how to build a solid foundation for a long term career.
Chapter 7: Meet the A&R’s
How to get on the radar of major labels plus meet some of the countries leading A&R men and find out what they are looking for.
Chapter 8: Signing a deal
From ‘points’ to ‘recoupability’,major label record deals explained, plus what to look out for before signing on the dotted line
Chapter 9: Your New Team
Introducing the team of people at the Record Company who plan to make you famous. Learn what they do, how it works, and what you should expect of eachother
Chapter 10: Making the album
Tips and advice from industry leaders on making your debut album
Chapter 11: The Marketing Experience
Marketing explained. How to turn yourself into a solid product that will sell, sell, sell
Chapter 12: Making The Video
Breaking down the reality of video shoots, including budgets and treatments . Advice from top directors and see behind the scenes on a major artists video shoot.
Chapter 13: The Press Campaign
Two of the industries leading press officers explain how the press is used to sell records and how you should prepare for the experience.
Chapter 14: Club Promotion/Specialist Radio
Find out why and how club promotions and specialist radio shows are used to build a buzz on your record.
Chapter 15: Plugging and Playlists
Meet the people who run the countries biggest radio and tv stations. Find out what ‘playlists’ are and how to get your music and videos included on them.
Chapter 16: The final Push/Releasing your single
The end of the beginning, Pre sale explained, tips on releasing your track plus hang out with some artists releasing singles at CD:UK, Radio1 and Galaxy FM.
DVD Bonus Featues: Over 90 minutes of extra footage.
An hour of freestyles including: Roll Deep on Westwood, Jin on Galaxy. Behind the scenes at MTV, Sidewinder and RWD Mag plus much much more.
List Of People on the dvd
Nick Hugget ( A&R Manager @ XL Recordings, Signed Dizzie)
Simon Gavin (Head of A&R @ Polydor Records, signed Ms Dynamite)
Glynn (A&R Manager @Relentless, signed Roll Deep, Pow etc etc)
Jamie Binns (Managing Director JDid)
Twin B (A&R @ Ministry of Sound, signed SLK “Hype Hype”)
Ruth (Press Officer @ Toast, The Streets, Kano and early Dizzie stuff)
Richard Dawes (Press Officer @Polydor Records, Ms Dynamite, Durrty Goodz)
Dillion Khan (Producer of The Lick and Producer @ MTV Base)
Rikki Bleau (Music & Promotions manager @Channel U)
Jeni Saint (TVr Plugger @ Atlantic Records)
Alex Jones Donnely (Head Of Music @ BBC Radio 1)
Des Paul (Head Of Music @Choice FM)
Andy Roberts (KIss FM/Emap)
Eden (Radio Plugger Ish Media)
George Ergatoudis (Head Of Music @1Xtra)
Tony Wadsworth (Chairman EMI Music Europe)
WIll Bloomfield (Modest Management)
Desi G (Manager Creative Pursuits, J2K )
Albert Samuels (Chairman Mission Control Group, Manager of So Solid, Blazing Squad, etc etc)
David Laub (Manager of Roll Deep)
Colin Lester (Co-Managing Director of Wildlife Entertainment, Manages Craig David & Travis) Sam (Essential Direct Distribution)
Ian Dutt (Managing Director of Vital Distribution)
Leon (Music House, Mastering & Manufacturing)
George (Quick Press, Pressing Plant)
Doug Cooper (Soul2Streets Club Promotions Company)
Stuckee (Play Centre,Club Promotions Company)
Steve Owen (Dance & Urban Manager @ HMV)
Matt & Chewy (RWD Magazine)
MrZ (Runs, Raw UK)
Mr X (Runs, Delight FM)
Luck & Neat
Mark Lambert (Runs Sidewinder)
Trevor Nelson (Radio 1)
Steve Sutherland (Galaxy)
Ras Kwame (Radio1/1xtra)
Snappy (Nasty Crew)
KD (Warner Chappell)
Guy Moot ( Managing Director EMI Music Publishing)
Malcom Buckland (MCPS/PRS Alliance)
Johnathan Monjack (Lawyer @ Engel Monjack)
Jeff Kaye (Accountant @ Jeffrey James)
Annabelle Scott Curry (Senior Product Manager@Polydor Records)
Richard Skinner (Creative Director @Atlantic Records)*
Mo (Video Director, “POW’, “Get Me” etc)
Jake Nava (Vidoe Director, Ms Dynamite, Beyonce, Usher etc)
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