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Jacob Slichter, drummer for a band named Semisonic that enjoyed a hit single called "Closing Time" in 1998, offers instruction in some of the most pressing questions for those who wish to break into the music business.
Includes discussions of:
• Getting a record deal
• Choosing the right record company
• The politics of radio play
• How publicity works in the record industry
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star is a look at what happens just before and during one's time in the spotlight. Jake takes readers on a step-by-step journey of his evolution from fledgling drummer to globetrotting performer and proves to be the perfect guide to the inner workings of the music industry.