Everything You’d Better Know About The Record Industry: Required Reading


  There’s one thing that is worth more weight than gold in the music industry. That thing is knowledge,
and it  will set you apart from the rest of the kids who yearn to make music for a living. Knowledge of the music business scene and the recording industry is invaluable to any young producer or artist.

Go buy this book. Kashif, the author, will explain things in an easy to read style that any musician or publisher can understand. There are multiple avenues to pursue in a music related field, and Kashif has written of many ways to make money with your music. If you are an artist, and want to release your music to the world while collecting performance royalties and  mechanical royalties, check out this book. When you need to learn what a manager does for an artist’s career, or how much you should pay said manager, look no further than this book here. A two year degree at my technical school in Audio Production earned me far less knowledge on the practical and theoretical side of the music industry than this book.

ASAP Mob’s Noizey documentary even featured ASAP Ferg holdin’ up his copy of Kashif’s book. This is an invaluable tool in the industry, and if you want to know how things work from the inside, buy it from Amazon fast! ASAP knows it, Tupac knew it, now your mom knows it. Get with the knowledge and go grab this book. I won’t give any excerpts here to preserve Kashif’s genius as his own, but if Ferg has it, you should too.

1 thought on “Everything You’d Better Know About The Record Industry: Required Reading”

  1. “There’s one thing that is worth more weight than gold in the music industry. That thing is knowledge”

    Sounds like its right out of the book. Haven’t read them yet but I ordered ‘Everything You’d Better Know About the Record Industry’ which also praises notes to Gary Greenberg who’s a known writer and contributor for “Wired”, Discover”, Rolling”Stone” magazines.

    Im excited for it to get here, post says 8 days out.

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