Confused about what a publisher does? About how you create a world-class brand? About how to land a record deal? We’ve persuaded Make Your Music Make Money author and industry insider Paul Phillips to answer Attack readers’ questions.
Since the publication of our debut music business book, MAKE YOUR MUSIC MAKE MONEY, Attack readers have been in touch thanking us for answering questions they’ve had for years and for explaining an industry that often seems overwhelming in clear terms.
Now we’ve persuaded MAKE YOUR MUSIC MAKE MONEY author and industry insider Paul Phillips to answer Attack readers’ questions.
So if there’s something you’ve always wanted to ask about the music business but haven’t got round to asking then drop us a line.
Are you looking to answer:
- What a publisher does?
- How you create a world-class brand?
- How to land a record deal?
- How to make sense of a confusing industry?
These are just some of the questions we hear often, and Paul – with a 30 year career in the music industry as musician, journalist, A&R scout, producer, singer, songwriter, and now mentor to emerging artists – is on hand to answer queries specific to you and your career.
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
To submit your enquiries you can use the contact form. We will collect the best and most intriguing questions and publish a full answer on Attack in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Musician, journalist, A&R scout, producer, singer, songwriter, and now mentor to emerging artists, Paul Phillips has seen the music industry from all sides over many decades.
Rebelling against his training as a classical pianist, Paul’s career in the record business began, aged 18, when he was hired by industry bible Music Week, where he reviewed albums and gigs before quitting to become an A&R scout and producer for CBS – with a company Cortina to sweeten the deal.
Inspired by the acts he worked with, Paul went freelance as a songwriter, producer and recording artist – a career that peaked with a Top 10 hit. Along with label-mates The Tourists (later The Eurythmics) and Street Band (featuring Paul Young), he helped provide indie label Logo Records with a stellar launch period.
Paul’s most recent incarnation is in career development for a string of young artists, including Polydor-signed Grace Carter, whom he mentored from age 13 until she signed with Tap Management two years ago.
He has been backstage with Hendrix, Queen and The Clash. He’s produced tracks with Grammy award-winning Geoff Emerick running the desk. Through Music Week he introduced UK retailers to The Bee Gees, James Taylor and Aretha Franklin. He’s performed on Top Of The Pops. George Martin still owes him a favour… He even survived drinking sessions with Keith Moon.
And, having recorded in some of the world’s legendary studios – including Trident, Apple, AIR and Olympia – since 2010 he has made the full transition to DIY artist; recording, mixing and releasing his own records.
Now, in Make Your Music Make Money, Paul passes his insight – honed from many decades of experience, highs, lows, successes and failures; alongside conversations with movers and shakers from the worlds of music PR, marketing, sync, law, publishing, management, and labels – onto the next generation of songwriters, producers, artists and music entrepreneurs.