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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!
And The Band Broke Up by Matt Kramer
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 31,380. 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.
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.
Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists by Jade Simmons
Price: Free! Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A priceless how-to & how-not-to guide by innovative concert pianist Jade Simmons. This tell all covers everything including carving your niche, marketing, creating package deals, approaching management, what presenters really think and how not to get re-engaged. This is the stuff they never taught you in school direct from one of America's most exciting and versatile young artists.
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!
Music Distribution: Selling Music In The New Entertainment Marketplace (Second Edition) by C Michael Brae
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This "second edition" book is a comprehensive study of the music industry distribution system along with understanding the "new trends" of the music business. It has a "real" hands-on approach with current trends already in motion within the retail distribution systems. Included are music industry stats, trends and new innovative ways in selling your music through both digital and physical CDs.
Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition by James Moore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
“Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition” is the bigger and better sequel to 2010's bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.
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.
Why I Failed in the Music Business...and how NOT to follow in my footsteps by Steve Grossman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,160. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011 by WordCrafts Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Musicians have a problem. They believe in differences between the Creatives and the Suits, the Right Brains and the Left Brains, the artists and the businesspersons; differences that keep them focused on their music and ignorant of what it takes to succeed in the music business. Steve Grossman should know. He failed in the music business.
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.
Game Of Love - Music Trivia (Meet The Record Men) by Melody Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Music Trivia from the beginnings of early Rock & Roll and Pop music. The book covers the pioneer record companies and the people behind the scene that made it all happen: Motown Records, Chess Records, Atlantic Records, and Sun Records. It also covers the Artists for these labels and how they created the genre of these early formative years on the music scene.
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....
Get Up Off Your Ass And Get A Gig by Clint McLaughlin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
I have tons of trumpet students and I've written 9 books on the trumpet. Everyone wanted to know how I keep finding gigs for all of these students. Well there are a few ways to find and to make gigs that aren't taught in school. That is what this book is all about.
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.
An Independent Musician’s Guide To: How to Make $100K in the Music Business Without a Record Deal by Lamont Clark
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 30,460. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
Read closely, there are no easy ways to riches! This is NOT a get rich quick book;it's NOT an “easy” guide to making money, and there are NO secrets in this book. The formula to make six figures with your money is quite simple, and if you want to really make money with you music without chasing a record deal, then you need to read this book!