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The Greatest Rock Musicians Based On Their Sales Volume (Includes Brief Biographies And Statistics) by Thomas J. Strang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This ebook consists of the top selling musicians or recording artists in terms of global sales volume. Numbering nearly 100, they are: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Queen, The Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift. Due to space limitations we can only list part of them (see Long Description for full list).
6 Keys to Success: How to Run a Band, Be Famous and Change the World by Dan Van Casteele
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016 by 22 Lions Bookstore. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
The main rules for success are here explained with a direct and simple vocabulary, allowing you to easily correlate the information to any band you know and see that, more than a theory, this book refers to very obvious facts that can be identified and measured.
So You Wanna Be A Sound Guy by Mike Lockrem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
This is a quick start, nuts and bolts, real world guide to being a sound guy/girl. This does not go deep into the science of sound or electronics. This book shows you how to set up and test the parts of a PA, mic a band, sound check them, and how to use the mixing board and other devices in the booth. It also contains a lot of advice on how to work with bands and how to run a show.
24 Workable Ways To Make Money With Your Music Know-How. by Mark Spivey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
A helpful guide to making extra cash written by a musician for musicians and other creatives. Need extra cash doing what you love? Stuck for ideas that actually work? 24 Workable Ways To Make Money With Your Music Know How will help you quickly find practical, workable, music related ways you can make extra money to buy that next instrument, fund a recording project or just pay the rent.
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.
Take the Oath: A Practical Pocket Guide for the Career Indie Musician by Don Harrison
Price: Free! Words: 12,930. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Based off the 'Oath of the Indie Musician' this book is a first hand account on what had worked, not only for the author, but for other artists he personally knew whom were making a sustainable income performing music. Step by step, detail by detail, laid out in a simple, easy- to-understand language.
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.
Indie Artist Insider Guide: Finding Inspiration by Song Cast
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Finding inspiration can sometimes be troublesome for independent artists. See how other bands, and even your location can help inspire you to write new music.
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: Best of the SongCast Blog by Song Cast
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
SongCast's most popular blog posts are all here in one convenient book. Learn how to find the right equipment for your recording process. Find out how you can promote your band. Learn how to involve your fans. Even find out where other artists are earning their money.
Clive: Working for the Man in the Age of Vinyl by Don Silver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In 1978, at age 21, after years of playing in a band, the author was hired by Clive Davis to be a talent scout for his new label, Arista Records. It was a dream job for somebody who'd lived and breathed music. The only problem was it was 1981, disco topped the charts and Clive was more interested in having hits and building his empire than making great records. A riff on life, ambition and music.
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.
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!
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....
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 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.
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.
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!
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.