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Up The Down Ladder of Success: Essential Hidden Traits that Singers and Songwriters Need for Success in their Music by Paul Romaine is a self help book that gives singers and song writers tried and tested tips on what it takes to succeed in the music industry. The book is filled with useful knowledge about what one needs to know and do to have a successful music career - from setting your own goals to being committed to success no matter how many times you may fail. Also discussed is how to write a memorable song, inexpensive ways to sell your music, and everything in between.
Up The Down Ladder of Success starts you off from the very beginning and takes you all the way to the end, giving you a 360-degree view of the music industry and equipping you with knowledge and useful tips on how to build a successful and sustainable music career. The industry is volatile and competition is very high so success may not come easily, but it is not impossible either, as long as you know what it takes, and this book shows you exactly that. One needs to be emotionally prepared to endure failure and rejection and be ready to get right back up as many people do not make it to the top on their first or second try. Also, others have reached the top and fallen to the bottom. It is the will to keep trying and avoiding some common mistakes in the process that will get you to the top and keep you there. Using real life success stories, Paul Romaine makes the book very practical and the advice easier to relate to real life circumstance. Up The Down Ladder of Success is a very informative and practical book and would be a valuable addition to your library if you are looking to equip yourself with useful knowledge on how to succeed in the music industry.