Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Editors of Rolling Stone, Joe Levy

By Editors of Rolling Stone, Joe Levy

From the editors of Rolling Stone journal comes a brand new booklet, the five hundred maximum Albums of All Timea tribute to the best renowned song of all time. no matter if youre searching for suggestion to around out your tune assortment or simply concept for a heated argument, Rolling Stone's 500 maximum Albums of All Time is the basic advisor to the easiest song of recent occasions from the world's maximum track magazine.

The albums incorporated during this finished ebook have been selected by way of 273 of the world's pre-eminent musicians and critics starting from fat Domino to Moby. From the Beatles Sgt. Peppers to Nirvana's Nevermind, Ray Charles The start of Soul to the White Stripes Elephant, this publication is jam-packed with classics. Behind-the-scenes tales of the making of those albums are integrated, in addition to infrequent photographs of mythical recording studios together with Abbey highway and Muscle Shoals. Topping the checklist of 500 are Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts membership Band (the Beatles, 1967), puppy Sounds (the seashore Boys, 1966), Revolver (the Beatles, 1966), road Revisited (Bob Dylan, 1965), Rubber Soul (the Beatles, 1965), what is going on (Marvin Gaye, 1971), Exile on major road (the Rolling Stones, 1972), London Calling (the conflict, 1980), Blonde on Blonde (Bob Dylan, 1966 ), and The White Album (the Beatles, 1968 ).

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If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you. ■ Live Helps If you’re a band that gigs, you’ll learn that finding financing for an album is easier if you’re recording music and playing out at the same time. Kill two birds with one stone—invite financiers to your shows. Tom Viscount is one of the myriad of performers who secured funding for his CD, My Name Is Nobody, by inviting potential investors to see him play. “People came to my shows. They heard the gigs. They liked what I did, and we were in business,” Tom recalls.

They’ve supported us from day one, and it just grew and grew. How did you promote yourselves? BS: The radio stations were really, really responsive to the CD once we got it out. They started playing a couple of tracks off it, and that really spawned the labels getting interested in us. We played live shows all the time, we hauled 39 40 MAKING AND MARKETING MUSIC our own PA system, our own backline, our own lights, everything. We’d just go out there and make it happen the best we could. Get someplace to play and just do it.

If you can write songs, do yourself a favor: get a publishing deal. Your grandchildren will thank you. ■ Oh, and One Other Right Publicity rights are another set of record company rights you’ll need to transfer. You need to give the record label permission to use your name and 25 26 MAKING AND MARKETING MUSIC image for advertising on the album. If you don’t give them those rights, they can’t legally promote your record. And you want them to do that. ■ After Lawyers Come Managers Managers can be very good things.

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