The Complete Artist Development Series: The Collaboration

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look alike productions LLC, Mar 10, 2012 - Business & Economics
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This book provides entrepreneurial producers and independent artists, in the music business with an arsenal of tools to make smart choices in maintaining healthy creative collaborations. In each chapter, I recommend conducting business based on a series of tasks containing steps and moves pertaining to eight facets of an artist development collaboration: partnership initiation, organization, monetary value, contractual agreements, ethics, networking and resources, commercial assessment, and project contingency. The ultimate purpose of this book is to give producers and artists a blueprint of how to take care of each other while looking out for their own best interest.

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Chapter 1 Establishing your creative partnership
Chapter 2 Organizing the business of your partnership
Chapter 3 Placing value on your work and contributions
Chapter 4 Formalizing your creative agreement into a contract
Chapter 5 Practicing good ethics in your partnership
Chapter 6 Using your network and resources to support your project
Chapter 7 Surveying the commercial potential in your project
Chapter 8 Contingency planning for mishaps in your collaboration

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Chay Alexander Wright is a professional musician, recording engineer and producer residing in Los Angeles, California. An alum of the Berklee College of Music, Chay has spent the last 15 years as a touring musician and record producer developing artists and projects between New York and Los Angeles, in all styles of Popular music. One of his specialties as an artist developer is discovering artists' creative edges by combining their unique artistic qualities with the mainstream sensibilities necessary to make them commercially viable. In the "Complete Artist Development Series," Chay finally shares with a wide range of readers, a great deal of the advice many of his peers seek from him, regarding their own production situations: from fees and contractual relationships to artistic approaches and mixing.

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