This is an amazingly truthful and humorous exploration of the psychology of the music industry! The numerous interviews of industry executives and Goldberg's own anecdotes as an ex-A&R rep -- are strong reminders that the music business is a business after all, and that a musician has become more a commodity than an artist in the industry's eyes. This is a serious Reality Check, and will be a major kick (...)to not wait for the label-in-shining-armor to save you. And the good news is, you don't need to be saved by a label--you can DO IT YOURSELF.
It gets better! The all access CD (the book comes with a CD-Rom of resources) which contains useful information, becomes a fantastic deal when you upgrade into their membership plan (very ingenious product-bundling), as the doors are open to information on industry contacts, radio station databases, etc., etc. What a goldmine!
Believe me, you NEED this book!