Don Grierson and Dan Kimpell

Don's knowledge and experience in the music industry is invaluable to any aspiring artist. Discover Don's world, tap into his successes with exclusive interviews through his book, 'It All Begins With The Music'.

This new book introduces the movers and shakers behind the stratospheric successes of such platinum artists as: Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Rascal Flatts, Fergie, Josh Groban, Green Day, Eminem, The All American Rejects, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Nickelback, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey.

From downloads to ringtones, Xboxes and video games to film, television and new media, music is an integral part of billions of listeners’ lives worldwide. It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business offers practical information, career blueprints, and a world of wisdom for aspiring artists, songwriters, music publishers, managers, executives and entrepreneurs on how to make an impact in today's music business.

Across an impressive span of 80 exclusive interviews, co-authors Don Grierson and Dan Kimpel (acknowledged as one of the American media's foremost authorities on popular music and songwriters) introduce a stellar cast of diverse music biz luminaries. While traditional artists and executives are represented by such marquee names as Joe Cocker, KISS, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, songwriters Diane Warren and Kara DiGuardi, industry heavyweights like artist manager Jim Guerinot (No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Nine Inch Nails, The Offspring), president, Reprise Records & executive vp Warner Bros. Records Diarmuid Quinn, Sony Records Nashville president Joe Galante (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney) and Diana Meltzer, head of A&R, Wind-Up Records, the scales are balanced by the soon-to-be known names of the future: new artists, as well as a new generation of risk-takers and visionaries from all the various areas of the complex music business, reshaping what is to be...

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