Autonomy Music

Autonomy Music The Business of Music and what you really need to know! Music business and productions classes featuring a variety of guest speakers that are professionals in the industry, hosted in a professional studio setting in New York City

Comprehensive music business and production classes moderated by Gold and Platinum Record Producer/former EMI-Blue Note Label Group A&R Head and NYC session guitarist, John McCracken. This is an eight week course, meeting once a week for eight weeks. It is designed as both an in-depth analysis of the music business by category and as a networking vehicle for amateurs and pros alike to meet and connect with high level major label and indy A&R, SVP's of music publishing, label heads, world class engineers and producers, managers, etc. in a pro studio setting.

01/12/2015

Very excited to be presenting a one of kind Music Publishing Seminar with former Rykodisc head Arthur Mann January 24th at 1:00 in NYC. This is the first seminar of the year to be followed by others on A&R, touring promotions, etc.

The Mysteries of Music Publishing DeMystified:

Moderator: John McCracken Guest Speaker: Arthur Mann

I am very pleased to begin the new Autonomy Music Series in January. First up is guest speaker Arthur Mann. Arthur is a recognized leader in the world of international music publishing and record label management. He was co-founder of one of the most successful independent music labels, RYKODISC, during the 80's and 90's as well as currently being an in-demand consultant to high profile artists such as Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill among many others. Please see his impressive bio below.

This will be an in depth look at publishing from the bottom up. We will have an overview lecture by Arthur and then open the floor up for Q&A.

Highlight topics will be:

1. What is the difference between recorded music and publishing? Why is this important?

2. Registering and copyrighting your music. The do's and don'ts. What agency to register with and why it's important to sign up by territories.

3. Why it's so important to be the songwriter and not just the performer.

4. TV and Film Exploitation. Where the money is. And how do I get paid?

5. How do you sell your songs to other artists and promote your catalog? Where do you even start?

6. Performance fees abroad. What artists don't really understand when they play abroad. How to monetize your income when touring.

And of course many more issues. Come armed with questions!!

ARTHUR MANN BIO

Arthur M. Mann was co-founder of the multi-national independent label, Rykodisc and President of parent company, Ryko Group. In 2005 Mann stepped down from his post of President of the Ryko Group as well as worldwide President of Rykomusic, Ryko International, and worldwide head of business affairs. Arthur is now an independent consultant and has been hired by artists such as Lauryn Hill and Janet Jackson to develop strategies for their world-wide publishing.
Started in 1983 by Mann and co-founders Don Rose, Rob Simonds and Doug Lexa, Rykodisc was the first CD/digital-only label in the United States (as noted in the 20th anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit). Rykodisc pioneered the use of CD technology, re-mastering and re-releasing catalogues and classic recordings by artists such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Jimi Hendrix, Mickey Hart and Frank Zappa, among many others. Content and packaging were approached from the music fans perspective, garnering the label a loyal and enthusiastic consumer and artist following.

For over 20 years, Mann was one of the principals who played a pivotal role in developing the architecture of the company and assuming multiple operational positions. Fiercely independent, Mann developed a global distribution network, utilizing only other independent companies, enabling the simultaneous release of its repertoire in no less than 50 countries. As President of the music publishing division, Rykomusic, Mann has helped build one of the most respected, multi-national boutique publishing companies, representing over 10,000 copyrights.

Mann got his start in the entertainment industry in the late 1970’s, working with a diverse group of artists and companies as either entertainment legal counsel, consultant, executive producer, music publisher, or manager. Some of those represented include CBS/Fox (programming consultant), NFL Films (consultant/attorney) Bon Jovi (executive producer), Schoolly D (executive producer/publisher), Rachelle Ferrell (executive producer/publisher), Request Television (programming consultant), and the legendary Power Station recording studios (manager of the in-house production company).

The Ryko Group of companies includes the award winning Rykodisc label division (including labels: Hannibal, Restless, Emperor Norton, and Tradition), Ryko International, Ryko Distribution (winner of the NARM award for best medium-sized distributor, five of the last six years), and Rykomusic.

There is a charge of $50 per person for this series. Cutoff for signup is January 15th. Due to limited seating it is suggested that you sign up early.

Should not be able to pay via credit card, please notify and we can arrange other payments.

This should be a fantastic start to the New Year with one of the leading experts in the publishing field. you won't be disappointed.

Incredible playing, thank you to Allan Holdsworth for being our humble guest. We're all  honored!
09/13/2014

Incredible playing, thank you to Allan Holdsworth for being our humble guest. We're all honored!

If you're a winner, please tag yourself! #allanlive
09/13/2014

If you're a winner, please tag yourself! #allanlive

09/13/2014

Allan Holdsworth "If you play it safe all the time you'll never make a mistake and everything will be smooth jazz, haha." #allanlive

#allanlive
09/13/2014

#allanlive

09/13/2014

What instrument did Allan Holdsworth's father play? #allanlive

09/13/2014

"Allan is not just an inspiration as a musician but as a human being...hes the coolest person on the planet...what he brings to the world is a great thing and I think that's why were all here in some way." - John McCracken #allanlive

#allanlive
09/13/2014

#allanlive

Getting ready for our live event with Allan Holdsworth #allanlive
09/13/2014

Getting ready for our live event with Allan Holdsworth #allanlive

Use hashtag #allanlive to follow our feed of live updates from our Q&A with Allan Holdsworth. Want to join us or enter f...
09/13/2014
Allan Holdsworth - 'conversations With' Series: an Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar...

Use hashtag #allanlive to follow our feed of live updates from our Q&A with Allan Holdsworth. Want to join us or enter for a chance to win an autographed guitar? Join us! http://nyc.jazznearyou.com/event_detail.php?id=544426

Allan Holdsworth - 'conversations With' Series: an Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar Raffle at The Cutting Room, , September 13 - find details @ Jazz Near You

Chet Baker (trumpet towards floor) Los Angeles record session, 1953 #TBT #ThrowBackThursday
09/11/2014

Chet Baker (trumpet towards floor) Los Angeles record session, 1953 #TBT #ThrowBackThursday

09/11/2014
John McCracken | LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmccracken - if we haven't connected yet, please connect with me on LinkedIn. Thanks!

View John McCracken's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like John McCracken discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts, and business partners.

#MotivationMonday Quote from Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters
09/08/2014

#MotivationMonday Quote from Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters

09/07/2014
Allan Holdsworth - Seminar & Guitar Raffle (promo) @ The Cutting Room

MoonJune Records, Carvin Guitars and John McCracken Music Group present: Allan Holdsworth- 'Conversations With' Series: An Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar Raffle.http://youtu.be/nztDvpjzXPs
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) The Cutting Room , 44 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10010
(Anyone in the world can participate in the guitar raffle.)
For more info please go to:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/allan-holdsworth-conversations-with-series-an-afternoon-with-a-guitar-legend-plus-guitar-raffle-tickets-12822956809

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SPACE IS LIMITED!Allan Holdsworth is speaking and answering your questions about his career, his life on the road, takin...
09/06/2014
Allan Holdsworth - 'Conversations With' Series: An Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar...

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Allan Holdsworth is speaking and answering your questions about his career, his life on the road, taking pictures, signing autographs, all right in NYC on Sat Sept 13th. Plus get a chance to win a brand new Carvin Allan Holdsworth guitar with soft shell case. Register now or email [email protected] attn: Lori with any questions!
http://nyc.jazznearyou.com/event_detail.php?id=544426

Allan Holdsworth - 'Conversations With' Series: An Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar Raffle at The Cutting Room, , September 13 - find details @ Jazz Near You

"The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it." — Nat King Cole
09/05/2014

"The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it." — Nat King Cole

Allan Holdsworth is speaking and answering your questions about his career, his life on the road, taking pictures, signi...
09/03/2014
Allan Holdsworth - 'Conversations With' Series: An Afternoon with a Guitar Legend Plus Guitar Raffle

Allan Holdsworth is speaking and answering your questions about his career, his life on the road, taking pictures, signing autographs, all right in NYC on Sat Sept 13th. Plus get a chance to win a brand new Carvin Allan Holdsworth guitar with soft shell case. Register now or email [email protected] attn: Lori with any questions!

MoonJune Records and John McCracken Music Group, in sponsored association with Carvin Guitars are proud to announce a one-of-a-kind special “live” event with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth on Saturday September 13th at the renowned Cutting Room in New York City. 12 noon to 3 p.m. ANYONE IN THE WORL…

Can you name this classic fable from the Brothers Grimm?
06/23/2014

Can you name this classic fable from the Brothers Grimm?

As Jeff Berlin reminded us, it is our right as musicians to make mistakes.
06/22/2014

As Jeff Berlin reminded us, it is our right as musicians to make mistakes.

How old were you when you started making music?
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How old were you when you started making music?

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06/20/2014

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 Hey everyone, we need a little help ... can you please check out the albums listed in the link: http://ow.ly/y9ErD and ...
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MuWorks Records

Hey everyone, we need a little help ... can you please check out the albums listed in the link: http://ow.ly/y9ErD and comment us your favorite. Thanks! #indiemusic #band #newyork #talent

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Timeline Photos

06/11/2014

Allan Holdsworth ..easily the greatest guitarist ever. If you had the chance to meet him ..what would you ask him?

Getting paid in the music industry (aka why paying for music isn't the worst thing).
06/10/2014

Getting paid in the music industry (aka why paying for music isn't the worst thing).

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06/09/2014

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Art Blakey - Blue Note Records
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Bassist Jeff Berlin: "The greatest bass player on the planet." Geddy Lee
06/03/2014

Bassist Jeff Berlin: "The greatest bass player on the planet." Geddy Lee

05/31/2014

"We are road dogs..we are players" #jeffberlin speaking about life on the road #jazz #music

05/31/2014

"Mistakes are beautiful because they are organically there...we learn in pieces." #jeffberlin #jazz #music

05/31/2014

Did you know Jeff Berlin was a violinist for 10 years?

I'm one of those musicians who is always on time to everything. #JeffBerlin
05/31/2014

I'm one of those musicians who is always on time to everything. #JeffBerlin

05/31/2014

Preparing to speak with Jeff Berlin.

Check back TOMORROW to see as we report #live from Refuge of the Roads with Jeff Berlin#JeffBerlinTwitter >>http://www.t...
05/30/2014
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05/29/2014
Refuge of the Roads: The Life & Times of Touring Musicians

Can't make it to meet Jeff Berlin? Be sure to check back here or on Twitter this Saturday as we report LIVE from the event

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Jeff Berlin - Bassist Extraordinaire www.jeffberlinbass.com Moderator: John McCracken Jeff will be playing a bit and answering all of your questions about life on the road as one of the most successf

JOIN US to meet the world renown Jeff Berlin, he will answer all of your questions about life on the road as one of the ...
05/29/2014
Refuge of the Roads: The Life & Times of Touring Musicians

JOIN US to meet the world renown Jeff Berlin, he will answer all of your questions about life on the road as one of the most successful bassists ever. A true icon in the music business. http://ow.ly/x4jB8 Plus a special performance! Register now, spaces limited

Jeff Berlin - Bassist Extraordinaire www.jeffberlinbass.com Moderator: John McCracken Jeff will be playing a bit and answering all of your questions about life on the road as one of the most successf

My great appreciation to Leonardo MoonJune Pavkovic for making our first Autonomy Music series a great success. He is a ...
05/25/2014
MoonJune Records, NYC

My great appreciation to Leonardo MoonJune Pavkovic for making our first Autonomy Music series a great success. He is a brilliant guy with an amazing record label. MoonJune will be a force to be reckoned with (in a good way). Please visit www.moonjune.com for a free 7 hour sampler of their music. You will not be disappointed. BTW- 7HRS!!! Totally awesome. Next week it's Jeff Berlin in my Refuge of the Roads series at 12 noon Saturday the 31st at Premier Studios in mid-town Manhattan. Please come out. Jeff is a phenomenal musician and a very entertaining/funny guy. Should be great. This is done in conjunction with MoonJune Management. Onward. P.S. Many thanks to Glenn Swan at Premier Studios for making this a great event!

You can meet the world renown Jeff Berlin, he will answer all of your questions about life on the road as one of the mos...
05/20/2014
Refuge of the Roads: The Life & Times of Touring Musicians

You can meet the world renown Jeff Berlin, he will answer all of your questions about life on the road as one of the most successful bassists ever. A true icon in the music business. http://ow.ly/x4jB8 Plus a special performance! Register now, spaces limited

Jeff Berlin - Bassist Extraordinaire www.jeffberlinbass.com Moderator: John McCracken Jeff will be playing a bit and answering all of your questions about life on the road as one of the most successf

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