With comprehensive listings of music executives, Ritch Esra and Stephen Trumbull provide vital connections in a rapidly-changing business - a report by The G-Man.
"The difference between success and failure is information," notes Ritch Esra, and he should know. Along with his partner, Stephen Trumbull, Esra is a leading part of number one most-reliable source of information on "who's who" and "who does what" in music business. Best of all, they can tell you where everybody is located.
FIVE VOLUMES OF DATA. The Music Business Registry (http://www.musicregistry.com) publishes five directories: "A&R Registry," "Music Publisher Registry," "Music Business Attorney Registry" "Film and Television Music Guide," and "Record Producer and Recording Engineer Directory." For many in business, these are indispensable reference works.
"The directories give everyone vital, accurate and most up-to-date information they need to contact entire A&R, music publishing, legal and film/TV music communities," Esra states. From comparing notes with dozens of professionals in all of these areas of expertise, I can tell you that no one disputes his claim.
More than one music industry executive has told me that Music Business Registry publications are worth their weight in platinum. Tess Taylor, president of NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), says "I couldn't get through one day without directories from Music Business Registry. These publications are finest in business."
Each directory tells you how to reach industry professionals by regular mail, e-mail, direct dial telephone and fax. The books provide each person's exact title, street address, name of their assistant and styles of music in which each executive specializes. Web sites are also included.