For several decades, the formula for success in the music business was "Get Good...Get Signed...Get Rich".
The old way has been replaced by a new era offering artists multiple paths to building and sustaining their careers. Hacking Music examines these possibilities and provides artists with an expansive playbook from which they can begin mapping out their own careers while understanding all of the moving parts that make up the music industry machine.
Hacking Music has a singular goal in that it teaches artists HOW careers are created and then provides them insight and career-changing exercises examining the vital areas of:
Record Label Models
This book was written to provide aspiring music artists with a visual framework that will allow them to analyze and plot out their own music careers without being swayed by emotions. From project management to strategic growth, Hacking Music gives artists a behind-the-curtain look at many of the same concepts and systems used every day by authors and music industry veterans John Pisciotta (Jetpack Artist Ventures) and Wade Sutton (Rocket to the Stars Artist Development).
For aspiring music artists looking for success in the music business of the 21st century, Hacking Music serves as a road map and a guide that artists will come back to again and again during their careers.
Rocket to the Stars Artist Development
With clients in major cities like Nashville, New York, London, and Toronto, Rocket to the Stars’ Wade Sutton utilizes more than twenty years of professional radio, journalism, and music industry experience to help artists in all aspects of their careers. His strategies have been featured on top websites for independent musicians such as CD Baby and Disc Makers. Wade’s previous book, The $150,000 Music Degree, was co-authored with former Taylor Swift manager Rick Barker and was read by many in the industry, including country music superstar Dierks Bentley.
John PisciottaExecutive Producer - Jetpack Artist Ventures
John Pisciotta is the managing director of Jetpack Artist Ventures, a Nashville-based venture studio accelerating high-potential media properties, both iconic and developing, across the divisions of recording, music publishing, artist services, and artist management. In addition to raising substantial capital for artists, Pisciotta’s work with Jetpack has helped client-artists receive an ACM nomination for “Musician of the Year” and American Music Award “Song of the Year” and “Video of the Year” nominations. Pisciotta has also created and taught courses at Nashville’s Belmont University.