For every one of you out there who's ever had the dream of landing the next Faith Hill single or hearing a snippet of your song on the WB's hippest new show, then these two volumes are a must. Ritch Esra, a veteran of the music wars, has created these volumes to "Give everyone vital, accurate and the most up to date information in contacting the entire A&R, Music Publishing, and Legal and Film/TV Music Communities" (yet another wonderful collection).
Each directory supplies information in contacting these companies via regular mail, e-mail (including web site addresses) and direct dial telephone and fax numbers. The A&R Registry is so timely that it is updated every eight weeks and may contain as many as one-hundred changes during that two month period (no one ever said music was the most stable of professions).
Because the business is so transitory, this type of information is vital. There are other sources out there, pitch sheets listing artists seeking new material and resource books sporting typically long out-of-date names/contacts for A&R and publishing people, but nothing comes close to the Registry.
Check them out at www.musicregistry.com. If you're a serious songwriter, composer, or lyricist, you must have these. Don't mess around - every name and number you ever needed is right here. If you're a pro, this is your bible.