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The Real Deal: How To Get Signed To A Record Label From A To Z by Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Ms. Schwartz knows of what she writes, having moved from high school teacher to rapper to record label president, and now heading up Revenge Productions-where she teaches the ins and outs of the music industry.

She walks you through the entire process, from getting gigs to cashing royalty checks. But easy it ain’t. First comes understanding what it takes to make it in the music business. Like: “Having great music without showing concern for marketability will keep you in your day job,” says the author.

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