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How to Get Noticed, Heard and Hired by Steve Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business(5.00 from 1 review)
If you’re a player, singer, songwriter or artist working to figure out how to get to the right people and the right gigs, How to Get Noticed, Heard and Hired is the book for you. It’s an interactive workbook using my 4 Simple Rules of Marketing and a series of indepth questions to help you market yourself well to the right people to get the right work for your music career.
8 Ways I Failed in Music and 3 Ways NOT to Follow in My Footsteps by Steve Grossman
Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Written by Grammy Award winning former musician and business executive, Steve Grossman, this book challenges the perceptions of players, singers, songwriters and artists who want to make a living in music and replaces them with an understanding of the most useful, and necessary, information from the “Real World” of business they'll need to build a success-full, long-term career.
8 Steps To A More Successful Music Career In 2013 by Shaun Letang
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Just Me. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
Note: This short report is 3200 words long, so straight to the point. Regardless of how 2012 went for you and your music career, 2013 can be better! Not sure what you should be doing next? Not sure why you've put a CD out but aren't getting many sales or even free downloads? Then you will want to read this short guide for 8 things you can do this year to ensure 2013 is your best year in music yet!
Working In The Music Industry by Edgar Struble
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,800. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
Working in the Music Industry is a collection of straightforward advice on preparing for and entering careers in the music business. Author Edgar Struble draws upon his extensive experience as a nationally known music director in presenting the myriad opportunities available in the field. In addition, throughout the book there are interviews with folks who are successfully working in the business.
And The Band Broke Up by Matt Kramer
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 31,400. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Why should you read this book? To overcome the fact that we are not taught a common language for handling conflict. The result is the break-up of bands, abandonment of music projects, and loss of great art. This book will help you, artists and business people alike, spend less time being frustrated and more time being creative, artistic, and in harmony with everyone you work with in your career.
Songwriting on a Shoestring: Writing, Producing and Promoting Your Own Songs by Mary Wheelan
You set the price! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Songwriting on a Shoestring: Writing, Producing & Promoting Your Own Songs is written by a songwriter for songwriters wanting to produce good music without going broke. Mary Wheelan draws upon her experience in an effort to help songwriters save money while producing quality songs. Lots of people in the music industry will tell you how to spend money but this book may save you big bucks!
The Art of the Soundcheck by M. Erik Matlock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment(5.00 from 1 review)
The long awaited handbook for surviving in the audio production business. Mandatory reading for anyone planing a career in sound for studio or stage. M. Erik Matlock shares a wealth of wisdom earned over 20 years in audio production. He is a veteran of church, studio, stage, touring, theater, concert, corporate and installation sound.
Before Your First Gig (Your BrAND) by Steve Dustcircle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by aLife Beyond Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General(5.00 from 1 review)
Many bands form quickly, jam out a few tunes, write a song or two, and wish to immediately hit the stage. This guide will help new bands develop a plan to network, form an online presence, and get their songs presentable. Do NOT hit the stage (if you're a new band) until you read this short pamphlet.
How to Fail in the Music Business: Or Succeed If You'd Rather by Joe Johnston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013 by Rhythm Rascal Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business(5.00 from 1 review)
An industry insider with decades of experience tells how to avoid the pitfalls that send almost all of music industry newcomers running back home. "How to Fail" is loaded with practical advice, along with soulful insights to the heart of the business.
The Marketing Power of Music: Music and Television by Eric Sheinkop
Price: Free! Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Music Dealers. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business(4.00 from 1 review)
A discussion of the key audio touchpoints a television show has at its disposal, and offers insight on how a show can develop a strong music strategy to maximize those touchpoints. Each section provides a comprehensive case study and exclusive interviews with the industry’s top music executives, including Gary Calamar (True Blood), Russell Ziecker (Nashville), Ann Kline (Shameless), John Houlihan.
Social Media Success In The Music Business by Vashon Patterson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Interactive & multimedia
If you want to be successful in the music industry today, Social Media and Social networking is one the most important tool, needed in order to make real success. We all live in a great age of opportunity the "THE INFORMATION AGE" Technology is moving at a dynamic pace enriching our lives, it has come at a cost (in this case the music industry. The discovery of the MP3 has brought a rise in....
The Bold and The Terrible: How To Become a Superstar With Just an iPad, $60, and Two Weeks by Bunny Ultramod
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In 2011, two weeks after Apple released the iPad 2, pop punk band The Ultramods released the first album recorded entirely using GarageBand on the device. This is band member Bunny Ultramod's manifesto on making music that is fast, cheap, and out of control in this new digital future.
The Secrets of Successful Songwriting by David Oliphant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Learn the key techniques to becoming a successful songwriter. You will then see that when you express your thoughts freely, the words will follow.
How to Be a Great Songwriter -Songwriting Tips for You to Write a Professional Song by Angie T. Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This e-book is specifically written for beginning songwriter and songwriters who are in the first stages of their career. After offering a list of practical tips,it is meant to encourage songwriters and help them maintain a positive, healthy approach to their career in the music industry or their hobby as an artist.
A Pocket Guide To The Music Business by John Rawling
Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
So you want to make it in the music business. This book is designed to give you a broad understanding of the music business and how to think ‘outside of the box’. Questions like: Do we need an agent? Do we need a manager? How much do we pay them? How do we get a record deal? This book covers these conundrums and looks at an overview of the industry and the professions within it. Good luck!
The Rock and Roll Times - Music Industry Bible by Will Beattie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Rock and Roll Times- Music Industry Bible's aim is to show bands how they can do it for themselves. From recording their CD, to PRS and Publishing, to getting a Manager, Touring, Press and Publicity, Merchandise, How to set up their own Record Label amongst other chapters on all aspects of the music industry. This is a music industry guide for the New Music Business.
How To Start Your Own Music Publishing Company by Dennis Sinnott
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation
If you've ever toyed with the idea of getting into music publishing - now you can - and for practically nothing. The reason? The rapid advance of digital has practically zeroed out overheads. This book shows you in simple steps how to do it. Here's your chance to get into the most lucrative field in the music industry! Get your copy today!
The Solo Performer by Doc Michaels
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This book is for anyone who has decided they would like to be a solo performer of some kind; a One Man Band, a DJ, a stand up comic, a magician, etc. It covers how to define your act, target your audience, target your venues; set up your stage, sound system and lights. Get the gig, advertise and promote the gig. How to become a producer; create events, fund raisers, and profitable shows, and more!
Indie Artist Insider Guide: All About Concert Promotion by Song Cast
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Wondering how you can promote your next concert? Find out how you can get your fans to help you spread the word about your music, where you can find free tools and resources to promote your concert, how to find new gigs, and how you can make word of mouth advertising work for you!
Indie Artist Insider Guide: Guide to Social Networking by Song Cast
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Are you taking advantage of social media to promote your band and connect with fans? Learn how to promote your band by engaging with fans on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and e-mail newsletters.