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

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The Indie Band Survival Guide (2008 edition) is a tremendous resource for musicians looking to record, distribute, market, and sell their music for less than most rock stars spend on green M&M's. Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehancover every step of the process. With nothing but creative talent and the Web, they'vegotten tens of thousands of fans f ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
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The Indie Band Survival Guide is a tough book to find useful. There's a look of information here about getting started, recording, music rights, etc. But the information geared toward what you're actually trying to do--recording, for example--is too general to be useful, while the information about tasks not yet on your plate--say, licensing for television--isn't helpful.

The audience in mind seems to meander as well. Early sections on getting started aren't useful for a band that's already giggi
Bryan Bowden
Though this is a book for bands, most of the instruction given can be used for stand-up comedians. It gives you lots of information from branding, to web presence, to self producing, and getting publicized. Lots of great information especially for someone who has zero business sense like me.
Casey Cox
This is a very good book and a very useful tool for any independent, or
underground artist in the Music Industry. A must if you take your music

Oct 14, 2008 Ben rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Musicians
Great book if you want to learn how to start a band, or just want some legal questions answered about copyrights and stuff!
Evo Terra
Fantastic info so far for ANYONE interested in indie media. Podcasters, authors, vidoegraphers... you name it.
excellent. well written, thorough. lots of good stuff in here.
Katriena Knights
Skimmed--story research. Great info, well-organized.
Very helpful, great ideas for anyone in the music business.
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