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

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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 Feehan cover every step of the process. With nothing but creative talent and the Web, they've gotten tens of thousands of fans ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
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James
Mar 10, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, music
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
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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.
Lori
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful, great ideas for anyone in the music business.
Evo Terra
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic info so far for ANYONE interested in indie media. Podcasters, authors, vidoegraphers... you name it.
Ben
Oct 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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!
Katriena Knights
Skimmed--story research. Great info, well-organized.
Casey Cox
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
seriously.

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