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MY UPCOMING BOOK
I will self-publish my first book approximately during the month of April 2012. It will be available physically on Amazon.com and will be available in Kindle format. The title is:
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY DOESN’T HAVE TO KILL YOU
Conversations with Remarkable People from the Music Industry
The objective of the book is to:
- Challenge behavioral stereotypes within the music industry
- Teach music history through individual stories
- Challenge music industry types to be excellent, both in their actions towards others, and their individual creativity and production
- Encourage music industry types to remain passionate about the music before the business
- Bring perspective to the role of the music/entertainment industry in your overall life story
The book will contain 23 interviews with various people across the music industry, including: Brenda Lee, John Feldmann, Jim Foglesong, Charlie Brusco, Tandy Rice, John Ettinger, E. Michael Harrington, Pinky Gonzales, Thomas Cain, Peter Cooper, Liberty DeVitto, Dolph Ramseur, Fred Buc, Chris Hauser, Shannon McCombs, Alan Parsons, Gabe Simon, Mark Hollingsworth, Sage Keffer, Michelle Tigard Kammerer, Ebie McFarland, John Ozier and Gene Bowen.
My name is John Clore. I have a deep passion for music, especially the history of recorded music. I work full-time in the music industry and have since 2003, specifically in the areas of online marketing, publicity and brand management. I live in Nashville.
My objective in anything I write is to encourage people in the music industry to know history and do excellent work while treating people well. In other words, you don’t have to be an asshole to be successful. No, not even in the music industry. And it is imperative that you know where we have come from before you try and determine where we should go. Know your history.
I am a 2003 graduate of Belmont University’s Music Business Program, a St. Louis Cardinals fan, have worked with artists ranging from Ray Price to Bret Michaels to NEEDTOBREATHE, was born and raised in the Midwest (Southern Illinois), was featured in the November 7, 2010 edition of Music Business Radio, once visited four major league baseball stadiums in six days (by car), have helicoptered over the Grand Canyon, have been to all but four states, and have two amazing little boys and a gorgeous wife.
One of my primary long-term career goals is to be a music history/business professor and teach others about topics such as those written about here.
Your comments and feedback are highly encouraged. Thank you for reading.
– John Clore