Music Business Registry connects artists, managers, publishers, producers & attorneys.Written by Scott G (The G-Man)
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.
I DREAMED I WAS PREACHINGWritten by Irvin L. Rozier
I had a dream this morning at 2:30...I awoke and wrote it down. Dr. Young, pastor of our First Baptist church, invited me to preach. As I was going up to pulpit, he handed me a letter from Dr. Martin, a foreign missionary who church sponsored. The church lights were dimmed and a faint light shone on report..so faint I could barely read it. I asked Dr. Young if he wanted me to read report and he said yes. The writing was illegible and I could not make sense out of it. I looked up and told audience to bear with me, this "Doctor" writing was hard to read. The Lord wanted me to go on with message so I said, "O, well, Lord's will be done".
Then I began to preach message Lord had given me. I said "In beginning, God created everything. He is Creator!" Then I said, "God created prayer." As I begin to speak on prayer, members of church got up and started walking out by droves. Dr. Young was embarrassed by this and look on his face said "Oh, I hope I didn't make them mad by asking you to preach." He looked like he was torn between wanting me to preach about prayer and pleasing crowd.
I said to crowd, "Where are y'all going?" They paid no attention to me and kept filing out. Only one man, Vice President of our local bank, turned to me and said "I don't know what is wrong with these people; they need to hear that message on prayer."