Indie Rock 101: Running, Recording, Promoting Your Band

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Music - 71 pages
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Indie Rock 101 is a clear, concise, all-in-one primer for beginning to mid-level musicians looking for the essential fundamentals behind running, recording and promoting their band. It's all the basics that can take years to collate from more specialized or technical books, magazines and websites—and it's written by a real independent musician.

* Part I, Running Your Band covers the topics most relevant to forming and running the band: the people, practice and songwriting

* Part II, Recording covers pre-production considerations, gear and how-to basics, and timeless fundamentals and techniques around recording, mixing and mastering

* Part III, Promoting covers what you need to know to establish and grow your fan base, including graphic design, your press kit and website, sharing and selling your music, playing out and making a video

Whether you're just starting out or looking for a 360-degree primer to help take your music to the next level, Indie Rock 101 is the one book that covers it all.

Featuring photos and Q&As from:
Birdmonster * CDBaby founder Derek Sivers * Juliana Hatfield * John Vanderslice * Karate * Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon * Spanish for 100 * World Air Guitar Champion "Hot Lixx" Hulahan and more

* Written by music industry insider, learn from someone who has been there and succeeded
* Gives insight and need to know information on running, recording and promoting your band that is usually gained through painful experience- overcome the barriers facing your band
* Get on the runway to becoming pro, explains how to navigate the music world without a label and get your music out to the world
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
PART 1 Running Your Band
6
PART 2 Recording
28
PART 3 Promoting Your Band
87
Appendix A Audio production magazines
127
Appendix B Glossary of audio terminology
129
Appendix C Recording process and gear list
131
Index
135
Acknowledgments
137
About the author
138
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

The author resides in Canada with her best friend Richard and their tabby cat Charlie. One of her short stories appeared in the "Medley of Fiction" anthology. Her other interests include acrylic painting, drawing, reading, and taking long walks.

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