Music Business Hacks

The Daily Habits of the Self-Made Musician

Author: Simon S. Tam

Publisher: Pace Publishing

ISBN: 9780615980157

Category: Music trade

Page: 412

View: 2345

Do you have 15 minutes to spare? If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn't the kind of cover-to-cover manual on the music business where you have to figure out how to apply vague concepts to your career. No, this is your recipe book for music business success. Every section is broken down into short bites with specific actions that you can take to begin taking control of your music career right away. You'll learn things like: How to book your own tours How to get sponsors Who you should hire Using social media in a way that actually works How to become a better musician How to be more strategic with your art Crammed with over 2,000 tips and idea-generators, this book will let you hack your way through the music business. Also, it features advice from A&R reps, label owners, publicists, attorneys, artists, and more!
Posted in Music trade

Cyber Wars

Hacks that Shocked the Business World

Author: Charles Arthur

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749481994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 3810

Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. These are the game changing hacks that make organizations around the world tremble and leaders stop and consider just how safe they really are. Charles Arthur provides a gripping account of why each hack happened, what techniques were used, what the consequences were and how they could have been prevented. Cyber attacks are some of the most frightening threats currently facing business leaders and this book provides a deep insight into understanding how they work, how hackers think as well as giving invaluable advice on staying vigilant and avoiding the security mistakes and oversights that can lead to downfall. No organization is safe but by understanding the context within which we now live and what the hacks of the future might look like, you can minimize the threat. In Cyber Wars, you will learn how hackers in a TK Maxx parking lot managed to steal 94m credit card details costing the organization $1bn; how a 17 year old leaked the data of 157,000 TalkTalk customers causing a reputational disaster; how Mirai can infect companies' Internet of Things devices and let hackers control them; how a sophisticated malware attack on Sony caused corporate embarrassment and company-wide shut down; and how a phishing attack on Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email affected the outcome of the 2016 US election.
Posted in Business & Economics

Hacking Work

Breaking Stupid Rules for Smart Results

Author: Bill Jensen,Josh Klein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4422

Why work harder than you have to? One manager kept his senior execs happy by secretly hacking into the company's database to give them the reports they needed in one third of the time. Hacking is a powerful solution to every stupid procedure, tool, rule, and process we are forced to endure at the office. Benevolent hackers are saving business from itself. It would be so much easier to do great work if not for lingering bureaucracies, outdated technologies, and deeply irrational rules and procedures. These things are killing us. Frustrating? Hell, yes. But take heart-there's an army of heroes coming to the rescue. Today's top performers are taking matters into their own hands: bypassing sacred structures, using forbidden tools, and ignoring silly corporate edicts. In other words, they are hacking work to increase their efficiency and job satisfaction. Consultant Bill Jensen teamed up with hacker Josh Klein to expose the cheat codes that enable people to work smarter instead of harder. Once employees learn how to hack their work, they accomplish more in less time. They cut through red tape and circumvent stupid rules. For instance, Elizabeth's bosses wouldn't sign off on her plan to improve customer service. So she made videotapes of customers complaining about what needed fixing and posted them on YouTube. Within days, public outcry forced senior management to reverse its decision. Hacking Work reveals powerful technological and social hacks and shows readers how to apply them to sidestep bureaucratic boundaries and busywork. It's about making the system work for you, not the other way around, so you can take control of your workload, increase your productivity, and help your company succeed-in spite of itself.
Posted in Business & Economics

Real World Java Ee Night Hacks Dissecting the Business Tier

Author: Adam Bien

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1447672313

Category: Computers

Page: 167

View: 2431

The surprisingly successful book Real World Java EE Patterns-Rethinking Best Practices [press.adam-bien.com] discusses the rethinking of legacy J2EE patterns. Now, Real World Java EE Night Hacks walks you through the Java EE 6 best practices and patterns used to create a real world application called "x-ray." X-ray is a high-performance blog statistics application built with nothing but vanilla Java EE 6 leveraging the synergies between the JAX-RS, EJB 3.1, JPA 2, and CDI 1.0 APIs. Foreword by James Gosling, Father of Java
Posted in Computers

Hacking Leadership

The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly

Author: Mike Myatt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 781

Hacking Leadership is Mike Myatt's latest leadership book written for leaders at every level. Leadership isn't broken, but how it's currently being practiced certainly is. Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of Hacking Leadership is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book is based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross in order to create a culture of leadership: leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure. Each chapter: Gives readers specific techniques to identify, understand, and most importantly, implement individual, team and organizational leadership hacks. Addresses blind spots and leverage points most leaders and managers haven’t thought about, which left unaddressed, will adversely impact growth, development, and performance. All leaders have blind-spots (gaps), which often go undetected for years or decades, and sadly, even when identified the methods for dealing with them are outdated and ineffective – they need to be hacked. Showcases case studies from the author’s consulting practice, serving as a confidant with more than 150 public company CEOs. Some of those corporate clients include: AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, EMC, Humana, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and other leading global brands. Hacking Leadership offers a fresh perspective that makes it easy for leaders to create a roadmap to identify, refine, develop, and achieve their leadership potential--and to create a more effective business that is financially solvent and professionally desirable.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handmade Electronic Music

The Art of Hardware Hacking

Author: Nicolas Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721403

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 3387

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making--as well as creatively cannibalizing--electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practioners and students of electronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basic of practical circuitry while instructing the student in basic electronic principles, always from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry.
Posted in Music

Podcasting Hacks

Author: Jack D. Herrington

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100667

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 5924

Explains how to create a professional-quality Internet radio broadcast, with sections on selecting the right software, creating quality sound, building a show, distributing a podcast, audio editing, videocasting, and more. Original. (Intermediate)
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Hack Music Theory, Part 1

Learn Scales & Chords in 30 Minutes

Author: Ray Harmony

Publisher: Revolution Harmony

ISBN: 1988410029

Category: Music

Page: 93

View: 5089

Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use! After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray Harmony created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more. Ray Harmony is an award-winning music lecturer and multi-instrumentalist, who is now sharing his top-secret music theory and songwriting hacks through this book series. Drawing on his two decades of teaching experience combined with his minimalist methods of explaining, Ray breaks down music theory into its simplest form via a series of simple hacks, deep insights, and bad jokes. Tuck in at HackMusicTheory.com “The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” –DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want “This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.” –IHSAHN, Emperor “Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.” –PAT LUNDY, Modestep, ex-Funeral for a Friend “Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!” –JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound, Zoax “If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.” –VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Researcher and Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield, UK, author of You Are the Music “Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.” –VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer
Posted in Music

Startup Your Life

Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness

Author: Anna Akbari

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125009917X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 1825

As an entrepreneur, Anna Akbari learned that one of the best things about startups is their ability to “pivot” quickly—basically a euphemism for failing and starting over. And she quickly found that personal success is no different. It’s not just about developing and following the right process but also having a good idea. And that demands rigor and daily maintenance—far beyond a few positive affirmations. Like any Silicon Valley startup, the business of life is not as glamorous as its Instagram account would make it seem. What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-sized increments. You see what sticks, integrate, and move forward. And inevitably, you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success. Living a start up life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring on-going results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. In Startup Your Life, Akbari shows that after all, it's often the stumbles that pave the way for real happiness.
Posted in Self-Help

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795309779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 416

No one understands the music industry--from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices--better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need To Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called “the industry bible” and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive. Drawing on his unique, up-to-the-minute experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers advice concerning: - The Copyright Royalty Board’s latest decisions regarding online transmissions. - The developing new customs concerning new technologies such as streaming on demand, ringtones, and digital downloads. Passman also gives guidance on other fundamental issues such as how to: - Select and hire a winning team of advisors--personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys--and structure their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships. - Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals. - Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyright law. - Maximize concert touring and merchandising deals. Almost everyone in the music business, from musicians and songwriters to entertainment lawyers and record company executives, are scrambling to sort out what is going to happen next, and Passman is right in the thick of these changes. Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
Posted in Business & Economics

Business Innovation and Disruption in the Music Industry

Author: Patrik Wikström,Robert DeFillippi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783478152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2209

Patrik Wikström and Robert DeFillippi bring together innovative, multidisclipinary perspectives on business innovation and disruption in the music industry. Authors from fields such as cultural studies, economics, management, media studies, musicology and human geography in North America, Europe and Asia focus on the “second wave” of digital disruption and the transformation of the music industry. The chapters are structured into three parts: the first part contextualizes changes in the music industry that have been driven by digital technologies since the end of the 1990s. The second part unpacks the impact of these disruptive technologies on business models in specific industry sectors and geographies, and the third and final part examines questions related to the emergence of subscription music services. Concluding chapters link back to the role of hackers as a subversive and innovative force in the music economy and examine how hacker creativity can be facilitated and encouraged to generate the next big music industry innovation. This multifaceted look at the music business will serve as a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established scholars and industry professionals.
Posted in Business & Economics

12 Music Theory Hacks to Learn Scales & Chords

Author: Ray Harmony

Publisher: Revolution Harmony

ISBN: 1988410061

Category: Music

Page: 46

View: 2324

This is a hacks-only version of Part 1 in the series: Hack Music Theory. Each hack delivers all the vital info you need to know about each topic. Read through all these hacks in a half hour, and you’ll be making good music in less than an hour from now. However, you’ll miss out on a bunch of bad jokes and deep insights that are only revealed in its companion, so go grab a copy at HackMusicTheory.com Ray Harmony is an award-winning music lecturer and multi-instrumentalist, who draws on his two decades of teaching experience to break down music theory into its simplest form. After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more. “The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” –DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want “This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.” –IHSAHN, Emperor “Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.” –PAT LUNDY, Modestep, ex-Funeral for a Friend “Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!” –JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound, Zoax “If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.” –VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Researcher and Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield, UK, author of You Are the Music “Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.” –VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer
Posted in Music

How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements

Get Funding for Bands, Non-Profits, and More!

Author: Simon S. Tam

Publisher: Simon Tam

ISBN: 9780615617817

Category: Corporate sponsorship

Page: 72

View: 2173

Building a relationship with a corporate sponsor is one of the most important things an organization needs to do in order to achieve its mission. Sponsors can not only provide a source of income, but also increased brand awareness, volunteers, and other valuable resources. However, marketing guru Simon Tam argues that the relationship can be so much more. How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements provides step-by-step, practical advice on how to build sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships that can help your organization succeed. Whether you are representing a non-profit organization, a musician in a band, or an athlete looking for product and cash support, this book will become a resource that you can turn to over and over again. Get specific advice on how to:* Find the right sponsor for your organization* Get information for the right contact at a company* Approach potential sponsors* Create an effective sponsorship proposal* Follow up the right wayTemplates for solicitation emails, silent auction propositions, sponsorship packets, reports for sponsors are also included!
Posted in Corporate sponsorship

Hacking Growth

How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Author: Sean Ellis,Morgan Brown

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0451497228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5674

The definitive playbook by the pioneers of Growth Hacking, one of the hottest business methodologies in Silicon Valley and beyond. It seems hard to believe today, but there was a time when Airbnb was the best-kept secret of travel hackers and couch surfers, Pinterest was a niche web site frequented only by bakers and crafters, LinkedIn was an exclusive network for C-suite executives and top-level recruiters, Facebook was MySpace’s sorry step-brother, and Uber was a scrappy upstart that didn’t stand a chance against the Goliath that was New York City Yellow Cabs. So how did these companies grow from these humble beginnings into the powerhouses they are today? Contrary to popular belief, they didn’t explode to massive worldwide popularity simply by building a great product then crossing their fingers and hoping it would catch on. There was a studied, carefully implemented methodology behind these companies’ extraordinary rise. That methodology is called Growth Hacking, and it’s practitioners include not just today’s hottest start-ups, but also companies like IBM, Walmart, and Microsoft as well as the millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, managers and executives who make up the community of Growth Hackers. Think of the Growth Hacking methodology as doing for market-share growth what Lean Start-Up did for product development, and Scrum did for productivity. It involves cross-functional teams and rapid-tempo testing and iteration that focuses customers: attaining them, retaining them, engaging them, and motivating them to come back and buy more. An accessible and practical toolkit that teams and companies in all industries can use to increase their customer base and market share, this book walks readers through the process of creating and executing their own custom-made growth hacking strategy. It is a must read for any marketer, entrepreneur, innovator or manger looking to replace wasteful big bets and "spaghetti-on-the-wall" approaches with more consistent, replicable, cost-effective, and data-driven results.
Posted in Business & Economics

Mind Performance Hacks

Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain

Author: Ron Hale-Evans

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596101538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 4293

"Tips & tools for overclocking your brain"--Cover.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Hack the Entrepreneur

How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters

Author: Jon Nastor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781519678324

Category:

Page: 204

View: 5600

In Hack the Entrepreneur: how to stop procrastinating, build a business, and do work that matters, Jonny Nastor will be your personal mastermind, coach, and mentor as he gives you the guidance and kick in the ass you need today.You Should Read This Book...If you are stuck and don't know what to do next...If you want to control your destiny...If you want to design a lifestyle that puts you in control of your time and income, this book is for you...If you want to do work that matters...If you want to work on projects that make a real impact and have meaning to you and others, this book will let you discover your true value...If you want the freedom to travel...If the idea of working on your business while traveling the world makes you smile, digital entrepreneurship and Hack the Entrepreneur is for you.What You Will Learn1. Getting StartedThere are similar obstacles we all face or have faced when getting started in business. Once we've broken through and started, we all wish we could've started sooner. Now you can.3. IdeasIf right now you are struggling to come up with a great business idea, don't worry: this section has you covered.5. GrowthOnce you have mastered the initial four sections, you will be ready to find and enjoy true growth. This is where you, your ideas, and your business will grow and scale way beyond you.2. MindsetThere is an endless amount of tactics and strategies you can use to start and grow your business, but without the proper mindset you will never achieve the level of success you deserve. This section will help you form that mindset.4. Being WrongAs entrepreneurs, one of our greatest struggles is the fear of being wrong, making mistakes, and failing. This section is laid out to walk you through how to be wrong in your business, as well as how to use your mistakes to learn, grow, and catapult yourself to new heights.
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Life Hacks

Any Procedure Or Action That Solves a Problem, Simplifies a Task, Reduces Frustration, Etc. in One's Everyday Life

Author: Keith Bradford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440582858

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 4815

As seen in Redbook Magazine Simple solutions to everyday problems! Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems. Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, at the office, and just about anywhere. You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop. Filled with 1,000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.
Posted in Reference

Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

View: 5484

FACT: There is no ultimate blueprint or rulebook to Growth Hacking. Yes, we know that companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Dropbox have been touted as the case studies for industry disruption and immense growth. But the growth hacking strategies that made them successful sometimes only work once. Lucky for you, there's no shortage of growth hacks. Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking shares the inspirational stories of unconventional entrepreneurs who retooled companies and industries and were rewarded handsomely for it while giving you the tools you need to do the same. Dive into this book, and you'll learn how to: Achieve rapid business growth with strategic partnerships Monetize your brand with out-of-the-box content marketing Streamline every process with a team of hard-working specialists Build a tribe of brand ambassadors to expand your reach and boost your business Drive your vision forward with Reid Hoffman's OODA model Plus, take a page from the playbooks of rule-breaking businesses like Dollar Shave Club, UGG Boots, Glossier, and Dō.
Posted in Business & Economics

IPod and ITunes Hacks

Tips and Tools for Ripping, Mixing and Burning

Author: Hadley Stern

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007787

Category: Computers

Page: 433

View: 1978

Describes how to get the most out of an iPod and iTunes, covering such topics as replacing the iPod battery, controlling iTunes from a Palm or mobile phone, playing games on the iPod, and reading email on an iPod.
Posted in Computers