Chapter 3. It's Not Only Rock and Roll ...

As mentioned before, knowledge of the subject you're about to shoot is crucial if you want to make a good photo. In addition, some basic knowledge of the music industry is also important. Try to get acquainted with the various functions and responsibilities of the employees at a record company. These are people who can help you achieve your goal and get you the much-desired access to the photo pit. Out of all the employees at a record company, from A&R to royalty accounting managers, publishers, and so on, there is in the end only one person who can get you front stage: the press officer of the record company who deals with the photographers. He or she has daily contact with the various magazines and ...

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