Chris Knab

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Gender MALE
Industry Consulting
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction Christopher Knab is the owner of FourFront Media and Music, a Seattle based consultation service dedicated to helping musicians help themselves with the business of music.He is the former owner of the Aquarius Record store in San Francisco, a former president of the Northwest Area Music Association, former Station Manager of Seattle’s alternative radio station KCMU (now KEXP 90.3FM), and co-founder and Vice President of 415/Columbia Records. He was on the faculty of the Music Business and Audio Production programs at the Art Institute of Seattle for 18 years. He is also the co-author along with entertainment law attorney Bartley F. Day of Music Is Your Business: The Musician’s FourFront Strategy for Success, now in its 3rd Edition. Along with Mr. Day he co-wrote a chapter on distribution options for Independent labels in the book: The Musician’s Business and Legal Guide, published by Prentice-Hall. His website, http://www.fourfrontmusic.com has been online since 1995 and features articles and podcasts intended to help bands and artists learn how to promote, market, and sell their music.
Interests The current state of the music business and its rapidly changing way of doing business for independent artists and bands
Favorite Movies Pulp Fiction, Little Murders, The Man Who Would Be King, Raging Bull, Bullets Over Broadway, Pleasantville, GlenGarry GlenRoss, Bladerunner, A Serious Man, The Hurt Locker and on and on.
Favorite Music Peter Green of(The Original Fleetwood Mac), Jeff Beck, Procol Harum, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Hu Dost, Alfred Brendel, Roxy Music, Lou Reed etc etc. The Ting Tings (really!)
Favorite Books Anything by Raymond Chandler, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Robert Bly, WS Merwin, Rumi, etc, etc.Robert Crais, Howard Zinn (R.I.P.)

Why do so few independent musicians refuse to learn about the business of music? Don't ask me stupid questions! Before you contact me THINK what it is you need to know!