These are real letters - real success stories & testimonials
Ü I spent over $30,000 A year studying music business
I spent over $30,000 A year studying music
business at a large school in Boston, and honestly - I probably absorbed more from this one particular book
than any of the required text assigned to me at that school.
-Jean Theodat – Florida, USA
Thanks for all of this info from
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mixes lined up for Kieth Sweat, Chris Bell, and others. Young Joc is next. So look out for me soon. Thanks
-Casey - Atlanta, GA
My name is Albina, a DJ and Record Producer from Russia
principles you wrote about in your book and they have helped me to promote myself in my city and I became rather popular in
my city and already have gig invitations from other cities. So your book is absolutely great! I
just started my website addressed to ALL Music World and just as my “Thanks” to you and your book, I’ve
posted a banner on the Music Wall! Thank you.
That is all I wanted to say!
Mango – Saint-Petersburg, Russia _______________
I just want to let you all know,
that I cannot stop reading your book!!!
I have read several books over the years on the music industry, and yours is by far the
MOST comprehensive, and most specific to urban music EVER WRITTEN!
I have read Kashif's book, and the
“All You Need To Know” series from Passman, “This Business Of Music”, and so on, but the Music Powers
book ain’t nothing but the truth! For as much as I thought I knew about the business, just reading the track on slangin’ beats was enlightening.
Then to cover every aspect of the game from producing to engineering, to publishing is perfect for me, cuz thaz what I do.
And another thing that's hot is the industry contacts. Attorneys, managers - Emails and
fax numbers, thats what up. I'm pissed cuz I bought this big azz industry source book (Recording Industry Sourcebook)
bout 5 years ago cost me close to $100 and it ain’t nearly as tight as yours. I'm glad someone stepped up to empower
us out here trying to make it in this crazy game.
Thank you, now let me get back to the reading.
- Israel "The Iz" Charles -- Producer/Songwriter
I.C. Platinum Productions
I have to say thank you for what you done. You made a book that cannot be touched.
You not only explain the biz you explain production and the whole nine. This book is a must read for anybody that is thinking
of this biz. I have read numerous books on the industry nothing can touch yours. You are doing folks a real service.
Thanks for doing this for someone that had so many questions. God Bless. I will see you at the top.
Lake Wylie, SC
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Music Powers is the only book of it's kind in that
it covers all aspects of Music business, production, mixing, contracts and contacts. This is also the only book I've
seen that covers "selling beats" specifically. Thanks.
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Brooklyn, New York
Ü After my daughter signed a major recording contract at the age of 14, we became
over-whelmed with many issues pertaining to her career. We questioned ourselves on many issues; did we hire the right attorney?
Did we sign with the right label, issues with producers to bring in, matters with creative control that the label had over
artist. I'd bought and read many books concerning all aspects of the music business, many of these books never really gave
detailed answers on how to get this done, how to get that done. These books only covered the basics, which I already knew.
Then I walked into Barnes & Noble to find what I call the "bible of the music business" The Music Powers That
Be written by C. Cirocco Jones. I can truly say that this book is with me day and night. The Music Powers book also allows
my daughter, Adraine aka A.O. of Music-Line/Capitol Records to read and understand this business a lot more than she had.
I have and will continue to recommend this book to anyone working in the music industry.
~ D. Owens - Hadiya Entertainment
ü Just emailing you
I want to say thanks once again for your book because it gave me the confidence to step
out on faith and be heard. An independent female hip hop group in Atlanta has chosen some of my tracks
to be used on their album scheduled to drop in June.
Take care, -Ja'e
– Atlanta, GA
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Ü Hey! This is Chris Jones AKA PM from Nashville
Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know your book is a very important factor in my music career. I’m now an artist with The Drum Squad (Young Jeezy, Boyz N Tha Hood, Paul Wall, Rick Ross),
and I am also working with people from Playa G India Arie, Sony Music, Universal
Music, and too many others to list.
owe you a debt of gratitude.
-- PM - Nashville,
Ü THANKS FOR THE BOOK!
I really, really, REALLY thank you for writing such a wonderful
book and I'm sure that it will be a industry reference source for many years to come.
-Kawaski "KCentric" Nelson
I came all
the way to Atlanta from Paris, France to go to the HCIBD music conference and I got your book. I can say that it is a great
read!!! Thank you putting this out there. Every aspect of the industry is addressed and all of the info comes from very reputable
The book that you provide
gives us everything we need to continue to grow in our careers.
Thank you and all the best!!
~ Edward Fredericks - Paris, France
"....Your book is AWESOME! I love it!
But wow, you all tell too much!!! (lol)"
-Tanya Mitchell Graham, Esq. - Stone Mountain,
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This is Professor Griff (Public Enemy), i read your book, and it is informative, very visual, easy to read, and right on point.
~ Professor Griff - Public Enemy
ü Music Powers
Music Powers book you wrote shows you care about artists especially the new and upcoming, The book give tips coming from the
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~ Sandy –
ü fyi - THE MUSIC POWERS THAT BE - IS by far the best resource a producer, manager, artist, whatever, could have in his or her arsenal of weapons
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- Devon - McDonough, GA
ü ·MUSIC POWERS
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The Music Powers book......It's all that and more, it's the best information I've ever received from a book, and that's my
honest opinion to you. Many thank you, Cirocco & the music powers crew. Take care
-Ruth - Staten Island, NY
ü THANK YOU! Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of the pdf version of
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for this information and will pass your website on to those I know can use it.
Thanks again! - S. Jason Perry - Cheltenham, PA
ü I read your entire book over the weekend
God bless you. This book has cleared up so many questions I have had about the music business. WELL WORTH THE MONEY!
ü Music powers
- i luv everything!!!
First of all,
I want to say thank you for sending me the 200 page pre-view of the music power book. I have learned a lot just from
the pre-view alone. I am eager to see how even more fascinating the book is going to be. At
first when I had received the e-mail from you guys, I thought that it was just another group of individuals out there scheming
people, but I took a risk anyway, and pre-ordered the book online the same day. Now, having received feedback
from my staff, it makes me feel good for deciding wisely, because if I didn’t, I would have been left out of this great
opportunity. Thank You. "...This is without a doubt the best thing going around in the music industry. Keep up the excellent work!!!"
-Paul - Miami,
ü Kudos! Thanks so much!
Just wanted to say that I've already started reading and this
is exactly what I was looking for! Most of the books in my music library are good references, but it’s hard to
derive an application for my particular situation. My guess is that these authors are sticking to what they know
- which would be rock, pop, and other genres. I like the way that Music Powers incorporates the information from these
references and makes it applicable to those who want to pursue a career in the urban/hip hop/r&b genre. It kind of
reminds me of how when I was growing up in Atlanta, there would be all of these events catered to the African
American populous (Weddings for us, Black Expo, etc). This book should have been entitled "The Music
Business - for us." (haha) I can truly appreciate how this book provides a sort of relevance to all of the
"music business" references and guides out there.
-EB - Houston, TX
ü Eureka! Thnx alot
music powers...this will definitely keep me busy for the weeks to come. I wish u major success.... Instead of platinum plaques you'll have platinum books...only music powers can do that!!! - haha…Peace
-M. Debruce - Stockton, CA
Ü I would like to first off say thank you for every thing
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would have been able to get that list of managers let alone to get a lawyer that reps Sony to answer questions for us. This
was nice I'm still reading, the list, and some the finance stuff in there this is worth its weight in gold. Defiantly a book
that every body should have in there studio, rest rooms, bed rooms, kitchen, and on the coffee table. I had a musicians almanac one
point and time, but just from what I've read, the snippets of interviews you have sent to me man I have learned a lot
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