You’ve Got A Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music Business is a lighthearted stomp through all the lies that award-winning producer Jeffrey Weber has been telling artists for over thirty years and 180 CDs. Also included are the lies artists and record companies have been telling him for ages, along with all the lies he’s heard on the road. A wealth of musician and industry anecdotes, stories, jokes, illustrations and a whole lot more round out the book. Survive, flourish, and laugh in the unpredictable world of making music.
What People Say
As a former wanna be rock star who was forced by my lack of musical talent to take a different path and eventually become a Fortune 500 CEO, reading this book brings back lots of great memories- and also confirms that I was fortunate to get out of this completely dysfunctional industry. Jeff Weber has captured the spirit of the music business and rolled it up into a hilarious package. I laughed until I cried, largely because so much of it is SO accurate!
George Jones – Former CEO, Borders Books
Jeff Weber has told me many lies over the years, so he knows what he’s talking about.
Stephen Hunter – Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of Soft Target.
Jeff Weber knows how a lie looks from both ends. It’s very likely that his name is not Jeff Weber and he didn’t write this book. But then I’m not Hugh Laurie either, so we’re quits. Read, laugh and enjoy!
Hugh Laurie – Musician, Singer, Actor
Comedy is music, and Jeff Weber hits every note and beat – a xylophone riff on the funny bone.
Don Winslow – Author of Savages.
Jeff’s timing is perfect…he’s written a very light-hearted and funny book about our business–exactly at the moment when we really need to have a good sense of humor about it all. Except for pages 77-82 when he rips us sax players, (How dare you?!), I’d highly recommend this book for anyone needing a good chuckle. It might just be the ticket out of this mess.
Dave Koz – Musician, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
A Tour De Farce!
Dan Morgenstern – Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
After reading Jeff Weber’s You’ve Got A Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music Business, I had the same fear of the book that someone had of Budd Schulberg’s cautionary tale of a deceitful Hollywood player. The fear is that instead of reading it as a cautionary tale, someone will read it as a How-To book. And find great success as a result.
Bill Fitzhugh – Producer/Host of Sirius/XM Radio’s All Hand-Made Vinyl.
This little book has every good lie ever told in the music biz. Great if you’re a musician, a producer, or just want to pretend you’re in the music biz so you can meet girls. Buy it and start memorizing at once.
Robert Ward – Author of The Best Bad Dream and Renegades
Considering You’ve Got a Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music Business is about the art of falsifying, Jeff Weber’s well-earned funny riffs on the music biz rings true. No false notes.
Gary Phillips – Author of The Perpetrators
Jeff Weber’s You’ve Got A Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music Business is seriously funny. “Seriously” because it draws on Jeff’s three decades of music-business experience; “funny” because…well…it’s funny!
Jon Winokur – Author of The Portable Curmudgeon and co-author of The Garner Files: A Memoir