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The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician Paperback – August 5, 2008
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“Indispensable ... This lively book offers such essential guidance in these changing times, no band should be without a copy.” ―Publishers Weekly
“The Internet is an extraordinary opportunity for musicians to make and profit from their music. This clearly written and comprehensive book shows exactly how. A perfect balance between the mess of the law and the promise of the technology, it should be read by anyone who wants to take their talent and share it--for the love of sharing, or for the profit.” ―Lawrence Lessig, author of Code, professor at Stanford Law School, founder of the Center for the Internet and Society, and CEO of the Creative Commons project
“Finally! A comprehensive and practical guide for musicians that explains how to navigate today's music world without a label. A must-read!” ―Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby and HostBaby
“If they gave out Grammys for music career books, Randy and Jason should surely win one. Their Indie Band Survival Guide is a must-read resource for any musician wanting to take the independent path to success--which, these days, is the only way to go. Networking, branding, Internet promotion, live gigs, distribution, publicity ... they cover it all. Highly recommended!” ―Bob Baker, author of Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook and founder of TheBuzzFactor.com
“A fabulous & comprehensive 101 guide for any musician trying to make it in the crazy 'new' Music Business.” ―Ariel Hyatt, founder of Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR
“A practical, down-to-earth guide for bands working in the real world.” ―Brian Austin Whitney, founder of the Just Plain Folks musician network
Top Customer Reviews
Everything is presented in a logical order and progresses from band promotion, gigs, experience and then into recording, production and music distribution, from CD (yuck) to digital
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How to do a bunch of stuff you already kind of know how to do, plus a bunch of filler in between.Published 17 months ago by M. Petruccelli
People, especially musicians, feel happy to the degree they feel in control of their lives and their destiny! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Louis Vincent
These guys who wrote this book give so much information that you have to read it more than once to really digest it all. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Charles E. Rey
After managing my own band and taking a few college courses, this book didn't hold any new information. It's also a bit wordy. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by xzxJennaxzx
Randy covers a lot of things here that bands should really consider. If you're trying to learn everything about being independent, you need this to add to your collection. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by jimmy_jazz
It was an okay read but it wasn't as good as I first thought. It has been a while since I read some of it.Published on April 22, 2013 by james m lee