How to be a Pop Idol

By Jeff Clark-Meads

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  • ISBN: 9781843580485
  • Publication Date: 15 Feb 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Metro Books, London

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Aimed at would-be pop idols who have the songs and the band but not the know-how, this guide tells you what really happens inside the music business: what exactly a record company does; who the main players are; how the retailers work; and the ins and outs of music publishing. It also explains in detail the murky world of A&R: how young acts attract the attention of an A&R department; what A&R executives look for and what drives them. It tells you who's in charge, how the law works, and how you can get into the charts - all in a simple, jargon-free fashion.

About the author

Jeff Clark-Meads is a former News Editor for Music Week, and the ex-International News Editor for Billboard. He founded Music Monitor magazine and played a central role in the establishment of the British Assiciation of Record Dealers, the Association of Independent Music and British Music Rights. He is a former director of the British Phonographic Industry and sat on the committee organising the Brits.

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