Standring's step by step guide, "So You Think You
Want A Record Deal", Is like getting advice
from the music biz veteran uncle you wish you had. He shoots
from the hip, with just the right amount of wisdom, fact and
humour. Reading this guide is like going to rock and roll boot
camp! It might scare you a little, but it will enable you to
weed out false moves and bad judgement calls you might have
made had you not read it and followed Chris's sage advice".
Your e-book was absolutely
AMAZING! Very interesting reading materials. I will be sure
to check out ALL of your future endeavors via online services.
Thank you and please know that you have an excellent website
and very informative materials. Too bad I can't be there to
shake your hand because I am still in AWE after going through
the materials that I received - Yasmine Yu, independent
"Chris Standring's book So You Think You Want a Record
Deal made real sense to me on a personal level. He asks
you to ask yourself very personal and deep questions regarding
why exactly you would want to be in the music business in the
first place. Is it ego driven or the love of the music itself?
Personally, Chris's book helped me sort out some of my own questions
about this business and I would certainly recommend every up
and coming musician sit down and really read this e-book. Sharon
The e-book I purchased was very informative and was explained
in laymen's terms. Especially for a new artist trying to get
into the business, just to have information that explains what
to expect from every direction is a step in the right direction
if you ask me. I want to personally thank you for taking the
time to help make dreams come true. Keep on writing and keep
it real for the up and coming Stars. When I finially make it
big I can tell others the best way to learn the business is
from someone in the business, like you. Thanks a million. Lynett
Taylor - R&B vocalist
choice is independent or major label, this book maybe your touchstone
in deciding which course of action is best for you. A very informative
independent artist with Tobacco Bagg Records
You nailed the basics
in a quick, easily digestable read and really brought focus
to an area which is not easy for people on the "inside"
to break into...much like radio itself, as you know so well,
so much of radio and records is all about connections, a great
product and targeted marketing....I not only loved your e book
but really found your little "proverbs" entertaining
and funny -
Ron Erak - Seattle radio consultant with Jones Radio Network
I thoroughly dug your book. I'm a vocal coach and "small
potatoes" singer promoter, and have found your straight-talking
book to be very helpful to my starry-eyed singer students. Your
writing style is great too - an easy and fun read! Chrys
how to get to know top record company A&R's and get them to sign you!"
how to get record labels to pursue you with a few killer tactics!
Are you in a rut in your pursuit
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Are you tired and frustrated because no one will accept your "unsolicited
Well wouldn't you like to move up and start the music career you were always
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Hi My name is Chris Standring, recording artist and founder of A&R Online.
After 20 years as a professional musician, 2 hit records to my name and
several national tours, I want to impart a whole lot of career ideas that
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The truth is, I know exactly what you are going through. Why? because I
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That was back in the early nineties. Since then I have closed three record
deals for myself with absolutely no help whatsoever regarding introductions
to those labels. (I closed the third deal July 2002). That's right, I found
out exactly what label I wanted to sign to, did a little research on who
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We all know it's a tough business. We always hear; "It gets harder
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It has always been hard! If it was easy we'd all be playing at the
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So where does that leave us?
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advice is more of a rarity than you would think. Chris Standring's
"So You Think You Want A Record Deal" is just
that. Ask yourself, do you really want a deal? If the answer
is 'yes,' read every word of this. When you're done you'll find
yourself a step closer to realizing the dream."
Mike Mena/VP of Artist Development for MUSICBLITZ RECORDS
I want to introduce you to an e-book I penned recently entitled "So
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- How to fit
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What genre of music do you fit into? CHR, NAC, Urban AC, Country? The
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- The truth about
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- How to prepare
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I receive artist submissions daily - I have listened to so many,
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- record labels can too! - effective submission package protocol is
- Amazing networking
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- How to successfully
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Successfully close a deal all the way to the end.
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Tested proven techniques that simply work!
'So You Think You
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Chris Standring also sprinkles short "thoughts for the
day" that keep the bigger-picture in mind. All nine-chapters
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Russell Ziecker President/COO Milan Entertainment Inc
a BMG Company
One thing you should know. This e-book is unlike anything you've ever
seen. Why? because I am a musician just like you. I am not a manager
or attorney, you know, people who sit behind office desks and answer phones.
I have hit the streets, pounded on doors, tried to get people to listen
just like you have. I have written this book from a purely artistic standpoint.
I have written this book from hands on experience!
It's a step-by-step program that shows you everything
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So whether you're
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Kenny Love- internationally
I have seen bands
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