Description : "[Chertkow and Feehan] are the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry." -Billboard Magazine Newly revised and expanded, the acclaimed handbook for musicians looking to write, record, and promote without a label More musicians are recording, distributing, marketing, and selling their own music now than ever before in history. The Indie Band Survival Guide is the critically-acclaimed, do-it-yourself modern classic that has been telling them how for years. In this up-to-the-moment edition, musicians and web gurus, Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, cover everything musicians need to know. Drawing on their in-the-trenches experiences, they tell musicians how to: - Sell on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify - Get played on radio, podcasts, and blogs - Effectively market on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - Copyright, license, and make money - And much more This information exists nowhere else. Chertkow and Feehan are pioneers in using the Internet to do what only labels could do in the past and will help your band go from garage to global.
Description : The Indie Band Survival Guide (2008 edition) is a tremendous resource for musicians looking to record, distribute, market, and sell their music for less than most rock stars spend on green M&M's. Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover every step of the process. With nothing but creative talent and the Web, they've gotten tens of thousands of fans for their band, in addition to being hired to write music for film, television, theater, and other media.
Description : Explains how to achieve success in the music industry, even without a record label, taking readers through the process of recording, distributing, marketing, and selling music with the help of the Internet.
Description : “[Chertkow and Feehan] are the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” —Billboard Magazine You can make a living with music today. The secret is to tap multiple income streams. Making Money With Music gives you over 100 revenue streams and the knowledge on how to tap them. Whether you're a solo artist, band, DJ, EDM producer, or other musician, this book gives you strategies to generate revenue, grow your fan base, and thrive in today's technology-driven music environment. Plus, it lists hundreds of services, tools, and critical resources you need to run your business and maximize income. Making Money With Music will show you: How to tap over 100 income streams 7 business strategies you can implement immediately How to start your music business for $0. How to register your music to collect all of the royalties you are owed worldwide. 13 ways to compete with free and build experiences to drive fan loyalty and engagement into everything you do to increase your revenue. 45 categories of places to get your music heard and videos seen so you can get discovered, grow your fanbase, generate royalties, and boost licensing opportunities. 10 methods for raising money so you can fund your music production and projects. ...and more. Written by the authors of the critically-acclaimed modern classic The Indie Band Survival Guide (1st & 2nd Editions), Making Money With Music is the third installment in The Indie Band Survival Guide series, and will help you build a sustainable music business no matter what kind of music you make, where you live, and whether you're a novice or professional musician. Improve your income by implementing these ideas for your music business today.
Description : How do I get my music played on the radio? Do I really need my own website - can't I just use MySpace? How do I copyright and license my songs? The DIY Music Manual has the answers to these questions ... and more. Over the last couple of years, the face of independent music has changed completely. With the rise of websites such as MySpace and iTunes, digital radio stations, podcasts, band websites and online music stores, it has made music much easier to make, promote and distribute outside traditional channels. Whereas before it was a case of sending your band's demo tape to a record label and hoping for the best, now it's possible to cut out the middle man and make a success of your band without being signed. Clearly, concisely and with a dash of wit, The DIY Music Manual tells you exactly how to do that.
Description : Gold and multi-platinum award winning producer and popular author, Mixerman, distills the complexities and technicalities of recording into practical and musical prescriptions of success. It doesn't matter your skillset, your genre, or even your recording environment, a Killer Record is within the reach of any musician.
Description : For teens hoping for a career in music, an internship or volunteer opportunity is a great way to get a foot in the door. Serving as a valuable guide, music lovers are introduced to the wide variety of work experiences available to them, including positions in music performance, music publishing, music production, music education, music therapy, instrument tuning and repair, and more. Readers learn how to find and land an interesting internship or volunteer opportunity in their community, as well as how to make the most of the experience. A varied list of music-related organizations to contact supplements the creative ideas in the text.
Description : With the popularity of Glee, many students are asking themselves, "How can I start a glee club at my school?" With this come other pertinent questions: what do you do in schools with rapidly depleting music budgets, how do you find support from teachers and parents, and many others. This volume, in the Glee Club series, answers these questions and more. Readers will be well on their way to forming their own glee club with this fun and engaging guide to all things glee club.
Description : For the English poet Rudyard Kipling, the city of San Francisco has only one drawback – ‘tis hard to leave. Author Thomas Moyer, a conservative by choice, couldn’t agree more as he calls The City by the Bay his home yet finds it quite different from the city he imagined it to be over a decade ago. In Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco, he takes readers into the dual facets of the Paris of the West --- the city with lush greenery, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and its band of hippies, drug addicts and liberals on one end. More than just a literary piece tackling the division of the world into being conservative or being liberal, this highly insightful work of Moyer is part travel guide, part personal memoir, and part political commentary. Like Group Captain Lionel Mandrake in Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War dark comedy, “Dr. Strangelove”, Moyer stays true to his ideals of doing the best he can under less-than-ideal condtions while most of the people around him are a bit crazy, weak willed, or downright odd. “To be clear then, just as Mandrake loved the world of Strangelove, I love this city. It’s my home here, now and forever. But I have some serious misgivings about San Francisco’s politics,” Moyer wrote in the introduction. “My intention in writing this book is to bring to light the good, the bad, and the wacky aspects of San Francisco. If you’re a conservative of any shade or degree who’s planning on visiting or moving to the city, or even the Bay Area, more generally, I’m going to be your tour guide on your trip down into the rabbit hole of San Francisco. And I’m going to show you how to manage to keep your conservative morals intact when surrounded on all sides by the exotic lunacy of this Strangelove-like world.” Moyer provides a conservative insider’s perspective into San Francisco in Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco —its people, culture, politics, and what it’s really like to be a “Mandrake” inside the most liberal city in America. More importantly, he shows conservative readers how he learned to stop worrying and love the city. Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco is more than just a looking glass into the bipolarities of the cool grey city of love. It also takes into account the author’s experiences in the most liberal city in America and is meant to show a snapshot into the life of a conservative. At turns striking and original, this eruditely crafted piece is the ultimate guide to the rabbit hole that is San Francisco.
Description : Using his sense of humor and unbelievable industry anecdotes, author Justin Goldberg delivers the truth about todays.