Book review: Do the Devil's Work For Him: How to Make It In the Music Industry (And Stay In It!)

This step-by-step workbook brought to you by Amy Sciarretto and Rick Florino is a good introduction to what it takes for you work your way into the music business from the writer/intern angle. Stretched out over 132 pages, Do the Devil’s Work For Him is a fast, interview-style read that covers the basics of online marketing, workplace etiquette for interns, and resume building from the point-of-view of two writers who blossomed into networking machines during the early 2000s.

If you want to write a lot and learn how to be a good intern, this is the book for you. This is not a book for musicians. The title is a misnomer as it provides no insight into the business of music or the intricacies of contracts, royalties or negotiating (all crucial to know in the music business). Do the Devils’ Work is perfect for college students with a knack for writing, who are looking for a way in, but don’t know how to get started. If you want to turn your love of music into a full-time job (not necessarily a paying one, though), these writers provide you with their blueprint.