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-- -- Heart breaking into the music business in the early 1990 the next guest has become one of the top female executives in the business and in this week's.
Keys to success series make me a star author and 821 entertainment president.
Anesthesia brown is joining us now.
Bill Tennessee you know a town -- on Monday night watermark eating their next Monday.
On -- -- 68 or eight at the music industry at a -- that welcome.
Nice salad bar and -- -- star the book is relatively I don't know sick so digest of -- what are the couple key things we need to know.
But it's not dry it's entertaining with stories you probably never heard before but -- I really come from every side of the business from management to label to -- know movies and TV which is the new radio.
And right now there's so many ways to make a living as an artist or musician or songwriter.
And you can can tell you own destiny more now than you ever have before so you have to really put -- CEO cap on your hat.
-- your head -- if you're an artist.
And look at it as a business like Colby related -- MySpace she got one point five million downloads aren't around before she got a big record deal.
And that's a lot of money in the bank what seems.
Like everybody wants to go the route you know -- network which is fox of course an American Idol you know you -- you know 100000 people lining up.
-- that's -- that's I mean it's a great show but that's not the way to go necessarily because it's too subjective.
Well that's one way to go depending on what have artist you are going to have a big boys an amazing personality.
That's a great way to go but if you're you're -- effective and more a songwriter like Bob Dylan Kelly see Bob Dylan on American Idol but -- so it really you you have to analyze what your strengths and weakness witnesses are.
And if you're more of a songwriter really cool vibe then you've got someone like me and you sell your music to us -- -- great -- you look or how to they know to come do you and then how they know what you're going to life.
Well you have to do homework just like you do -- one of just like -- you have to -- -- -- before you pick up the phone.
And you do your homework -- IN DB dot com Hollywood reporter variety dot com and we share our music needs for TV and film.
And we pay money you cannot steal a -- license you have to paper for the use of the music -- like you can burn eight out of -- A song on the Internet for free we have to give you money and so it's a great way to make a living.
And and write for for movement -- the Internet makes it easier or party or somebody's YouTube phenomenon other American Idol is huge.
It seems like there's more people that are getting discovered but I would imagine there's a lot more people that are trying to be discovered as well.
I don't know I agree with that I think there's always been so many people dying to become.
-- discovered and to share their -- with the world.
But now there's more ways to aid to get your music hurt than ever before I mean when anybody that is what -- -- petition to -- All right all -- different -- methods how do you know what he what are you look at where do you go.
I look at talent and music I want when I hear a song I don't want it try to imagine what it would sound like with a good production.
So you always make it the best you can before you circulated to the world.
And then -- -- promotion and -- and it I don't need a big star when I hate it when I casts.
Song and an artist for a -- August rush we had an unknown required to -- on the Oscars.
And it was a Harlow acquired never had deal never had a partisan deal and they sing their song on authors.
So if that's the beauty of today you don't have to be a big start make a living as an artist have.
Your personal and they'll be overly aggressive I assume that sort of translates softly -- Don't be too cocky don't be so you know -- listen to me on the greatest -- -- -- couple hall.
-- haven't you heard that before on the -- reporter on the that's right now you really -- to know it there actually at the beginning.
-- at the beginning at big my grandmother -- -- you have to ears and one mouth this means you listen market and you talk so.
At the beginning you really need to be a sponge absorbing everything do your homework.
Know who you're talking to you noted as an industry insider event.
Don't go there just -- mingle and meet friends.
Find out who's going to be there and -- records they produce or what artists they've signed or or if -- marketing and know your business.
Because then we'll take you seriously.
All right national that literally get kidnapped somebody on board the station -- -- -- -- -- Jack White I mean Nashville's top these days.
-- he live look at like literally one block away from me.
And where's that -- and as though I'm getting it.
-- -- -- and one lives to the right of me in depth lightly as to the left of me like this is no good without an address at a stage I.
I did -- no way I presented things to brown author of make me a star Miguel Bombay India the national my -- I -- -- -- much.
I'll check it and.
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