Look for this symbol to download a FREE preview of each product.

Hip Hop Entrepreneur™ series

"Once you recognize and respect the reality that Hip Hop is a legitimate culture with its own history, music, dance, dress and language, and that those elements of culture have value, you can turn your Hip Hop passion into profit to share it with the world without compromising your respect for that culture" Walt Goodridge

Take the Passionpreneur Personality Test
Subscribe to the HipHopEntrepreneur™ newsletter
Follow HipHopEntrepreneur™ on Facebook:

This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management

This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management
The Success Attitude
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
Managing Hip Hop artists is NOT the same as managing artists in any other genre. It's unique. There are cultural differences, industry differences and global differences you need to be aware of if you are to be successful. I know, because I've done it! Learn the business basics, as well as the unique success attitude and strategies you need in order to master the game! (220 pages; 8 x 10; ISBN: 978-0974531335) Read more

Download
Preview

Order Now!

Order Now!

Order Now!

About

The Success Attitude

Managing Hip Hop artists is NOT the same as managing artists in any other genre. It's unique. There are cultural differences, industry differences and global differences you need to be aware of if you are to be successful. Learn the business basics, as well as the unique attitude and strategies you need to master in order to be successful (220 pages; 8 x 10 ISBN: 978-0974531335)

Read Excerpt Order ebook now
"I signed my first two artists this month, all off the strength of the knowledge I got from your book. You're so inspirational!"-- L. Scott
Manage Hip Hop Artists!
Get a Record Deal!


This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management Shows You How!

Here's what Hip Hop Pioneer Chuck D said about OUR book in HIS book: "Walt F.J. Goodridge, in his books Change The Game, and This Game of Artist Management names all the areas that need to be covered in the music business. He not only names all 25 areas, but he also tells you what keeps you in business if you're in one of those areas. If you don't build anything, then you have nothing. If you don't build anything, you always have to be a part of somebody else's s-t. To be a part of white people's structures is whack especially when it comes to Rap, because they're not fully down with it!" -Chuck D. Public Enemy, RapStation.com [excerpt from Fight The Power ]





What is This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management all about??

Some of the best talent never gets signed, wouldn't you agree? Aren't you tired of waiting for someone else to recognize your gift? Doesn't it make sense to do it yourself and keep ALL the money rather than split it with someone else?

This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management was created by the former president and VP of promotions of an independent label to HELP you SUCCEED! It's written in a clear and simple way with advice, tips and techniques to show you step by step what you need to do to maximize your own or your artists music industry career.

Still the only book of its kind anywhere, This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management is a unique step-by-step guide. It features a detailed overview of the industry, interviews with managers and artists, and even features an entire chapter by Hip Hop pioneer Chuck D. of Public Enemy and now www.rapstation.com

You'll also get sample contracts and other resources to help you maximize your efforts!




You Get



• An updated chapter on choosing the right business structure (with LLC)

• How to launch your management company the least expense!

• Sample management contracts with explanations of each section

• New tax forms and tips for the new business structures

• Expanded contact information including website URLs and email addresses

• An updated Management Game Plan and Task Checklist


Plus Answers to These Questions:


-How do I start a management company in ANY state in the US, Canada and other countries?
-Should I be a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation or LLC?
-What paperwork do I need?
-Can you show me a sample contract for me to use to sign my artist?
-What are my duties?
-What's the difference between a business manager, road manager and artist manager?
-What should I be doing in the day to day management of my artists?
-Can you give me contact info for real people I can call to help me?
-Can I REALLY compete with the bigger players?
-Can I really make money doing this?




You'll Learn How to



• Monitor your OPERATIONS

• Find, sign and develop talented ARTISTS

• Get them gigs and media exposure

• Work towards Getting A Record Deal

• PAY the players

• Make a PROFIT

• GROW your business


Table of Contents



SECTION 1: A PRE-GAME WARMUP
An Introdution For The New Millennium

• A Message From The President

• Who This Manual Is Written For

• The Success Attitude





SECTION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE GAME
Management Defined

• Why Managing Rap Artists Is Unique In The Music Industry

• The Artist's Management Options

• What A Manager Does

• The Manager's Primary Responsibilities

• Assembling Your Team

• Some Tips On Finding The Right Label

• Becoming A Manager

• Why An Artist Needs A Manager

• Other Key Players In The Artist's Success

• Personal Manager vs Business Manager (What's The Difference?)

• Road Manager

• Booking Agent

• What A Manager Is

• What A Manager Is Not

• Summary of Management Responsibilities And Fees

• Where to Look for Your Artist

• What to Offer Your Artist

• What to Ask from Your Artist

• Your Artist's Concerns



SECTION 3: DOING BUSINESS AS A MANAGER
Starting A Business

• Types of Business Structures

• Sole Proprietorship

• Partnership

• Corporation

• S-Corporation

• Limited Liability Company

• Steps To Forming A Corporation

• Your EIN

• Your Resale Certificate

• A Smooth Operation

• What You'll Need

• Business Operating Expenses

• Typical Management Expenses

• The Artist As Company



SECTION 4: TOOLS OF THE GAME
CONTRACTS: Personal Management Contract--Sample

• Personal Management Contract--Sample 2 (w/translation)

• A Word On The Contracts You've Just Seen

• A Brief Word On Managing Minors

• Getting Information And Solving Challenges

• Acquiring Information

• Interpreting Information

• Using The Information

• The Media Kit

• The Photograph

• The Artist Bio (w/sample)

• Reviews (w/sample)

• Press Release (w/sample)

• The Cover Letter (w/sample)

• The Folder

• Video

• Demo

• Preparing Your Artist

• A Word About Publicity, Advertising and Marketing

• Game of Hip Hop Artist Management Checklist and Timetable

SECTION 5: PLAYING THE GAME
Advice From A Manager

• Interview: GETTING A RECORD DEAL--Account One

• "A Week In The Life....."--An Actual Week In The Life of A Manager

• FREE Advice from a Lawyer

• "THE RECORD DEAL" --Label Recording Agreement (w/translation)

• Publishing

• Advice From A Record Label

• Interview: MAJIC (Giant Records)

• Road Management

• Advice from a Road Manager: BROTHER JAMES (Malik Entertainment)

• Advice from A Manager

• Interview: HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL--Account Two



SECTION 6: MONEY MANAGEMENT
Money Management

• Investment Options

• Risk

• CD's

• Stocks

• Mutual Funds Helpful Hints For Hiding Your Money From Yourself

• Other Options

• Your First Steps

SECTION 7 : TAXES
Doing Your Taxes is Easier Than You Think

• Some Terminology

• COMPLETED TAX FORMS

• Background Information on Kenya Garvey's Management Company Scenario One--LOSS (Sole Proprietorship)

• Scenario Two --PROFIT (Sole Proprietorship)

• The Audit



SECTION 8: OTHER FORMS
Form SS-4 -- APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYEE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

• Form 2553 -- ELECTION BY A SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATION

• Form SR--Copyright Form

• Work Registration --BMI Form

• BMI Form Explanation



SECTION 9: THE INDUSTRY
The Major Distributors

• The Major Labels

• Hip Hop Friendly Independent Labels With Major Distribution

• A Word About Distribution Deals

• Copyright, Publishing, Fees, Licenses and Related Royalties--A Primer



SECTION 10: THE FINAL WORD! WHAT EVERY ARTIST SHOULD KNOW
An Interview With Chuck D

• "25 WAYS TO GET A RECORD DEAL"

RESOURCES

INDEX

*****************************************



Remember:

Not everyone can get signed by the major labels.
But now YOU can get your music out and heard even
if you're a one-person operation on a limited budget.
If you're already in business as a label, manager,
producer or promoter, you can use this unique manual to get even more exposure for your artist or music!




That's Not All

Have you ever wondered why some new Rap artists blow up and get heard, seen and written about everywhere, while others with equal talent never reach the level of success they deserve?
The answer to this question is simple:
PROMOTION!

Promotion is the job of getting EXPOSURE for a record. It means getting radio and video airplay, magazine reviews and interviews, club play and any other type of attention to help keep an artist and his or her music in the public spotlight. It's a FACT: the RIGHT promotion can mean the difference between an artist getting PAID as a multi-platinum success, or falling off as a has-been. GOOD promotion is often more important to the success of a song than the song itself! With effective promotion, a not-so-good song can become great; a great song can become PHENOMENAL! SMART promotion can turn an artist into a STAR even if he or she isn't signed to a major label. One reason the majors seem to have more success doing this is because they know WHO to promote to. NOW YOU CAN TOO!

Order the Hip Hop Entrepreneur Lists of Exposure and get THE SAME exclusive promotion contact lists that the pros and the major labels use to promote their records!

There's no gimmick. 50% of the PROMOTION SECRET is simply knowing who to promote to. The other half is knowing HOW to promote. (And we show you that too!) Promotion companies can charge high prices to promote your record for the simple reason that they have this information and you don't. That is, UNTIL NOW!

With the information inside This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management , you can be just as effective as the major labels and beat them at their own game! The SECRET is out! And it's yours when you ORDER NOW!




But That's Not All:

Have you ever wondered why some new Rap artists blow up and get heard, seen and written about everywhere, while others with equal talent never reach the level of success they deserve?
The answer to this question is simple:
PROMOTION!

Promotion is the job of getting EXPOSURE for a record. It means getting radio and video airplay, magazine reviews and interviews, club play and any other type of attention to help keep an artist and his or her music in the public spotlight. It's a FACT: the RIGHT promotion can mean the difference between an artist getting PAID as a multi-platinum success, or falling off as a has-been. GOOD promotion is often more important to the success of a song than the song itself! With effective promotion, a not-so-good song can become great; a great song can become PHENOMENAL! SMART promotion can turn an artist into a STAR even if he or she isn't signed to a major label. One reason the majors seem to have more success doing this is because they know WHO to promote to. NOW YOU CAN TOO!

Order the Hip Hop Entrepreneur Lists of Exposure and get THE SAME exclusive promotion contact lists that the pros and the major labels use to promote their records!

There's no gimmick. 50% of the PROMOTION SECRET is simply knowing who to promote to. The other half is knowing HOW to promote. (And we show you that too!) Promotion companies can charge high prices to promote your record for the simple reason that they have this information and you don't. That is, UNTIL NOW!

With the information inside This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management , you can be just as effective as the major labels and beat them at their own game! The SECRET is out! And it's yours when you ORDER NOW!




Here's What People are Saying:

"As the Hip Hop world gets more crowded, it's more difficult for you to make your project stand out. "This Game..." is an invaluable guide to the inner workings of the Rap industry. To succeed, you must know the rules of the game, and this book tells it all like it is!" -- Jon Shecter, Editor-in-Chief, SOURCE MAGAZINE

"A must-have for anyone who wants to know the business of Rap Music!" --Sheena Lester, Editor, RAPPAGES MAGAZINE

"Carry this around with you and treat it like your Bible!" -- Chuck D, PUBLIC ENEMY

" I would be happy to include a link to your site...i'll even include it in my banner section...
When i first began my independent label it was after reading the inaugural version of your book...remember, the spiral bound copies? i've still got it...
mills@thestrandcafe.com (The Ultimate Hip Hop Directory--)

Change The Game is the most comprehensive Hip Hop publication to date. It defines every aspect necessary in the business!" -- Meshaq Blaq, Editor, NO SELLOUT MAGAZINE

"...packs a lot of information...everything...!" -- Havelock Nelson, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

"Change The Game is the definite source for those aspiring to get into the music industry.. and not get jerked!" -- Gabriel Tolliver, Associate Producer, YO! MTV RAPS

"Walt Goodridge's step-by-step guides are fundamental for all Rap entrepreneurs. ....clearly illustrates the basics for starting your own record label. .... comprehensive reading, and an ideal roadmap for success in the music industry!" --Kathy Danniels, UPSCALE MAGAZINE

"To the point, easy to read. If you're putting a business together in the music industry, you must have this book!" -- Wildman Steve, WBAU-FM, NY

"On Point! It's truly one stop shopping for info on the Rap Industry!" -- Wendy Day, RAP COALITION

"....shows great caring and depth and forsight.....a great instrument for anyone, young or old interested in the music industry!" -- Rev. Mariah Britton, Riverside Church, RAP WRITERS & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

"...this is really giving a lot of love for Hip Hop!" -- N. Robinson, CUSTOMER (WA)

A message from the founder

in business since 1992
"If you're frustrated by a music industry that seems too hard to break into, you're not alone. The BIG secret is information...It's not who you know, it's what you know. People who know how to put their music out make money. People who don't know how, have to beg others to help them. It's as simple as that. HipHopBiz.com provides the information people like you have been using since 1992 to release their own music." -Walt F.J. Goodridge, author of Change the Game



My name is Walt Goodridge. I started the Hip Hop Entrepreneur Company to give Hip Hop entrepreneurs the information and step-by-step guidelines to follow to turn their dreams into reality. It's as simple as that. As I said in the quote above, "HipHopBiz.com provides the information people like you have been using since 1992 to release their own music." Check out our top sellers below, then read how these unique products can help you! h2>What are the main benefits?

If you take the information I'm offering, and put it to use, a few unique things will start to happen. People will start to realize you're SERIOUS about living your dream. You'll have an actual product as well as a business as evidence of your talent and commitment. Imagine if an established label notices what you're doing and leaves a message on your voicemail with an offer... and you refuse it because you're doing much better than signing a record deal could ever create! You'll walk proud knowing that you didn't need fat cat record label executives to make your dream come true You'll be a role model others can look up to and follow. (But, be careful what you wish for! YOU might just become the one that others start coming to with their hands out!)


a little secret

Now let me share a little secret: The #1 reason a lot of talented rappers and producers will never get signed, and how YOU can avoid making that mistake!

The #1 reason a lot of talented rappers and producers will never get signed is simply because they're waiting for someone to do it for them. They've fallen into the entitlement trap, and believe that someone with connections and money needs to give them a handout in order for them to be successful. That's simply not true. It wasn't true years ago when I first wrote the first edition of Change the Game, and it's not true now years later with the updated version which includes internet marketing and promotion.


I know exactly what you're feeling

When I started my label many years ago, it was because I knew I wanted to live a different life. I was the label owner, and my friends and partners were the rappers and producers, but we all felt the same way. We didn't want to live the rest of our lives knowing that our talent would go unheard, unappreciated and unrewarded. We didn't want to end up in nowhere jobs for the rest of our lives. We didn't want to look back and have others laugh at us and our unfulfilled dreams. We didn't want to get left behind.


It can be frustrating!

It can be frustrating when labels don't return your calls. It can be frustrating watching others with less talent get put on, and feeling like no one wants to help a newcomer to the industry. You're not alone.


You've got to act now!

When my partners and I were doing our record label thing, we were on a mission. Whenever something needed to get done, we did it with a sense of purpose and urgency. I don't think we ever said this out loud, but we knew time was running out. In this industry, at some point, unless you make the right moves and move in the right direction, your age will make you a "wannabe rapper" who missed the seat on the train that someone else took!


What will YOU gain after going through the steps in Change the Game?

Whether you order Change the Game, This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management, or The Hip Hop Business Plan, you'll be taking an important step on the way to earning respect from your peers as they see you moving forward. You'll compliments and praise, and people may even be coming to YOU to have you produce or collaborate with them! You're only limited by what you can imagine.


Can it really work?

I'm going to tell you another little secret that people may think is a little politically incorrect to say out loud, and it's this. Some authors don't really share your experience. As much as other authors may want to help you, there is a difference between managing rap artists and creating a hip hop label compared to doing the same for a rock label. Yes, some of the business basics are the same, but the day to day operations required for success in Hip Hop are different from Rock. Plain and simple. That's just the reality of life in America and the world. I talk about that in a preview of This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management (Why Managing Rap Artists Is Different in the Music Industy") that you'll find on the next page, when you click "enter" at the end of this introduction.


Who is this for?

If you're running into roadblocks getting noticed, this site and its unique products is for you. If you want to know how to start your own label and release your own music, this site is for you. If you want to get your talent out into the marketplace, this site can help you.


Who DOESN'T need this?

Of course, this site and its products ISN'T for everybody. Puffy doesn't need this site. 50 Cent doesn't need this site. And, if you're already parlayed your hip hop passion into profit, if you've already had a record sell and earn enough money to give you an independent stream of income, then YOU don't need this site either. Otherwise, if you're NOT Puffy or 50-Cent, it may be worth looking a little further.


New Information

I said before that information is key. However, you need different information than what may be available out there at this moment. The reason why you need different information is because the world is changing. If you're following the news, you can see that the RIAA is cracking down on file sharing. You'll see that CD sales are down. You'll see that Facebook, Twitter and the concept of social networking has taken hold all over the world. What you should recognize from all of this is something that the major labels already know, the landscape has changed, and you need to have a different strategy for music industry success. I'll suggest you read another preview from Change the Game entitled "The Record Label of the Future" which is also available in full form, at www.hiphopbusinessplan.com


"I can't afford it"

I'll tell you what a mentor of mine used to say to me when I used those words. He would say, "You can't afford NOT to purchase this!" In other words, if the only thing standing in the way of your potential success is a $49 or a $69 investment, you can't afford to let that alone stop you from making the effort. How will you feel years from now if you tell people that you HAD the chance, but you let the cost of some valuable information stand in your way?


What could your life be like?

Imagine this. Imagine that you order and download or receive the hardcopy of the HipHopBusiness Plan, Change the Game or This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management. (Downloading an ebook is an easy process. If you can receive emails and click on a link in the email, you can download an ebook!) You start to take it one step at a time. You start to put the pieces together. You start to make the right moves. You set up your website and launch your company. You start to open up the lines of communication directly with the buying public and the industry. You start to get known. People respond to you, your label, your music in positive ways, they keep demanding more of what you're selling, and you keep giving them what they want! Your network of fans increases worldwide, people purchase and download your music! You parlay that success and expand into other business ventures and create an empire that lifts you out of your old life and into the one you've always dreamed about!


On the other hand

Imagine that you reach 50 years old, and you're still dreaming of being a rapper! Everyone you know has found their niche and has moved forward in life and made their mark. Even if they're no longer rapping, they used it as the first step and a launching pad to bigger and better things. The choice is yours. I'll stop talking now and let you make that choice!

Choose the one for you

Change the Game
How to Start, Run and Really Make Money With Your Independent Hip Hop Record Label
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
Attention Hip Hop Entrepreneurs! Start your own record label! Release your own music! Create your own empire! This groundbreaking guide--my first book--really did change the game when it was first published as Rap: This Game of Exposure, and with each yearly update, continues to inspire, inform and instruct each new generation of Hip Hop Entrepreneur! This is the book Hip Hop pioneer, Chuck D, raved about in his book, Fight the Power! (294 pages; 8.5 x 11; ISBN: 978-1517523992) Read more at www.changethegamebook.com

Download
Preview

Order Now!

Order Now!

Order Now!
This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management
The Success Attitude
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
Managing Hip Hop artists is NOT the same as managing artists in any other genre. It's unique. There are cultural differences, industry differences and global differences you need to be aware of if you are to be successful. I know, because I've done it! Learn the business basics, as well as the unique success attitude and strategies you need in order to master the game! (220 pages; 8 x 10; ISBN: 978-0974531335) Read more

Download
Preview

Order Now!

Order Now!

Order Now!
Hip Hop Entrepreneur Record Label Business Plan
An actual business plan you can use to start your business
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
This is an actual record label business plan you can use as a template to develop a workable plan of action and success for your label! Hundreds have used it, and I've received some amazing success stories of the funding and investments they've been able to acquire as a result! Bonus: "The Record Label of the Future." (146 pages; 8" x 10"; ISBN: 978-1450592260) Read more at www.hiphopbusinessplan.com

Download
Preview

Order Now!

Order Now!

Order Now!

WE ACCEPT: credit card icons
Guarantee/Privacy/Security Policy

Ads



New from Walt

Contacts

E-mail: orderdept@passionprofit.com
Phone: +1 646-481-4238

Address

PO BOX 618
New York, NY 10008-0618
United States of America


Join the Hip Hop Entrepreneur™ mailing list

WHAT IS 3 PLUS 4?
ENTER THE ANSWER BELOW (word or digit).


eXTReMe Tracker