“How do I get into the music industry?” You may have asked this question to yourself at one time or another. For Amy Sciarretto and Rick Florino, authors of the book Do The Devil’s Work For Him: How To Make It In The Music Industry (And Stay In It), it’s a question they hear constantly. They decided it was time to take things into their own hands.
Both successful in an industry that can sometimes be unkind; they’ve worked their way up to a place where they are now willing to share their combined knowledge with the masses. The pair take their own real life experiences in the industry and give you the survival skills necessary to make it. Welcome to the Jungle baby….
Covering an array of topics from publicity to freelance writing this book really is the go-to read for anyone who ever felt that passion in their belly. They take into consideration the constant changes in the industry and the current economic impact as well as the core values necessary for anyone to stand out above the crowd.
The best thing about this book is that it’s written by people who are out there in the trenches on a daily basis and who are not just giving you a bunch of manufactured boardroom bunk, they’re giving you advice based off of their own personal experiences in a fun and entertaining way coupled with advice from members of bands like Korn, System of a Down and Mastodon.
Co-authors Amy Sciarretto and Rick Florino took some time to talk to us about the book and how it all fell into place.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | June 2009