(AllHipHop News) This Father’s Day aspiring artists and producers will be able to get firsthand knowledge of how to be successful in the music business from an industry veteran. Bay Area native Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson’s new guide book From A to Zay: The Indie Guide to Music Production is set to hit stores.
The 26-chapter Familiar Territory Book Publishing release provides a list of everything someone breaking into the biz will need to know about music production. From A to Zay also serves as a semi-autobiographical tale of how the creator of the hit records “Papers” by Usher and “Versace” by Migos managed his own career.
"What I’m really doing is trying to give the game to the new artists and producers that want to do it the way the saw me do it, want to stay relevant the way I stayed relevant being independent,” Zay told AllHipHop.com “I came in the game without using a manager, without signing to a record deal. I did it on my own merits. I’m just giving the step-by-step on how I made it and the route I went to make it in this music business, and then how to stay relevant in it after 10 years.”
After dropping the collaborative EP Beast Mode with Future, Zaytoven’s 2015 will also include a joint project with R&B singer Natasha Mosely titled Naytoven. The Atlanta-based production master is currently working with 2015 XXL Freshman Class member Shy Glizzy as well.
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Digital copies of Zaytoven’s From A to Zay: The Indie Guide to Music Production are currently available on Amazon. Physical copies are scheduled for release on Sunday, June 21. Read an excerpt via Zaytoven’s Instagram page below.