Current Read From The Peter White Public Library: Learning About The Music Industry

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Jacob Slichter Semisonic Book

“So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star” By Jacob Slichter

One great thing about Marquette is the Peter White Public Library.  If you’ve never had a chance to check it out, I most definitely suggest checking it out.  I usually go through times where I don’t go in there, and then I’ll remember that I should probably get in there to check out some books, or music, or movies.

On the suggestion of the newsman (that Walt guy) I checked out the book “So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star” by Jacob Slichter.  If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the author is the drummer from Semisonic.

If you are interested in music and ever wondered about the music business the book brings to light a lot of the things that go on in the music industry.  Working in radio and playing music it was a bit of surprise to find out about how figures are built on records shipped, and not sold.  Plus, there’s how a song actually becomes a hit or a dud.

I know I returned it last night, so it’s in the library right now.


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