The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician

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Macmillan, Aug 5, 2008 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Musicians like you are asking: - How do I sell my music online?
See Get Distributed and Sold on page 245. - How do I get my music on the radio? TV? Movies? Podcasts?
See Get Played and Heard, page 257. - How do I get the press and other websites to write about my music?
See Get Publicized, page 299. - What should my site look like? Can't I just use MySpace?
See Your Web Site, page 39. - What about CDs, T-shirts, and all that?
See Your Albums and Merchandise, page 133. - How do I protect my music, make money, and not be a jerk?
See Your Rights, page 161. There has never been a better time to be a musician. It's finally possible to achieve commercial success without a record label. The tools and resources you need to record, distribute, market, and sell your music are within your reach. Forget the execs--you only need to convince your fans. The Indie Band Survival Guide will show you how.
  

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Review: The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

Very helpful, great ideas for anyone in the music business. Read full review

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Contents

Your Web Site
49
Your Web Presence
93
Your Albums and Merchandise
133
Get Booked and Play Live
215
Get Distributed and Sold
245
Acknowledgments
331
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Randy Chertkow (by day, a tech expert) and Jason Feehan (by day, an attorney) are lead members of Beatnik Turtle, a rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. Beatnik Turtle plays live, has produced eighteen albums, written music for TV, films, comedy shows at Second City, and has licensed music to ABC Family—all without a label.

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