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

by Randy Chertkow


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Jam-packed full of incredible information have collected a wealth of information and tools to help the indie band in getting recognized and their music distributed to their fans and, more importantly.

Jam-packed full of incredible information. The Indie Band Survival Guide is a book that all artists, independent or not, need to own. ―Ariel Hyatt, author, publicist, and founder of CyberPR. effectively produced a take-along, dog-earable handbook so anyone can follow in these well tread footsteps have collected a wealth of information and tools to help the indie band in getting recognized and their music distributed to their fans and, more importantly, the rest of the market.

Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover every step of the process

Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover every step of the process. Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover every step of the process

Musicians and web gurus Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan cover . This book is for all musicians, from hobbyists to professionals. And not all of it is good for the traditional media, the media that most musicians target to get their music played.

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 for their band, in addition to being hired to write music for film, television, theater, and other media. It’s also for managers, bookers, labels, promoters, recording engineers, music teachers, music-video directors, filmmakers, and anyone else who works with music.

More musicians are recording, distributing, marketing, and selling their own music now than ever before in history. The Indie Band Survival Guide is the, do-it-yourself modern classic that has been telling them how for years.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Indie Band Survival Guide : The Complete . Chertkow and Feehan are pioneers in using the Internet to do what only labels could do in the past and will help your band go from garage to global.

Chertkow and Feehan are pioneers in using the Internet to do what only labels could do in the past and will help your band go from garage to global.

**Now updated with a 2nd edition and forthcoming 3rd edition**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 for their band, in addition to being hired to write music for film, television, theater, and other media.


Comments: (7)

Nuliax
Great guide for the new band or a band needing to learn what they need to change. Bought it to help my son's band with the business side of music. It told me all about required registrations, reminded me about the importance of things I hadn't considered. I bought three similar books when I bought this. This was the best by far. I highly recommend this book and will buy the 3rd Edition when they release that.
Shadowredeemer
About two years ago I bought the first edition of this book (non-digital). I started reading it, and, even though it had a lot of useful information, it was two years old. I think you know, what it means in Digital Age. I just started a band (Winter's Flight) and really wanted to do something with it. I found a second edition of the Survival Guide and bought a digital version for my Kindle.
When I started reading it, I realized that all the information is finally fresh! Saying more, English is my second language and I prefer reading books in my native language just because I might not understand them. I understood 99.9% of this book! That is how easy it is written. So, if you are a foreigner like I am, don't be afraid and get it.
Guys tell you everything step-by-step: how to write your music, make videos, check for the copyright laws, and the most important - how to PROMOTE your stuff! They give you a bunch of links that worth checking. Their advises are very easy. I knew some information before I was reading the book, but I still found a lot of new good stuff!
If you wonder whether or not you should buy it, get it! You will read it fast (I did, and I'm a slow reader)!
Amazing book!
Quellik
The RAREST of all things: a music industry guide that is actually helpful and relevant! Full of great tips, ideas and musings on what it takes to operate, promote, and manage your own independent original band. I'm in a mildly successful regional band in the northeast and everything in this book is either dead on in line with what I already know or a great tip that I hadn't thought of before. From branding to promoting to recording, copyright, publishing, radio, touring, performing... It really is chock-full of knowledge and tips that will help any new performers get off on the right foot or any established performers move to the next level!

Plus, it's a fun/inspiring read.
Bys
The first edition of this book was the first DIY Indie book I purchased and 50 books later, it's still the best. It has tons of highlighted text and at least half the pages have been dog eared so I purchased a second copy. When I saw this new edition I grabbed it for my Kindle app. The music industry moves at the speed of sound so no book can cover all the newly emerging social media sites, but this book gives you a great road map to follow as a musician who embraces making, marketing and selling your music independently!
Grinin
I bought this book to aid in helping me get my band up and running. I was pleasantly surprised at the thoroughness of the topics and the author's insights on each. Real world experience pays dividends and the author really makes his case. I give this book 5 stars for content and delivery. My only gripe is the lack of an index. I am using highlighters and Post-It notes and have kind of created my own. Easily a third of the book deals with internet topics and should be very helpful to those musicians who are not web designers. And while this book provides a comprehensive look at the world of indie band business and details what you need to consider, it does not provide the legal underpinnings of that business. I would strongly recommend 2 other books to complement this one. The first is "Music Law" by Richard Stim, an indispensable legal guide that explains copyrights and many other legal issues surrounding the music business. The second is "All You Need to Know About the Music Business" by Donald Passman. This book details just about every way a musician can get screwed by the music industry and how to avoid or at least deal with it. All three books complement each other beautifully. Highly recommended!
Drelalen
Ordered this along with a more intensive book on booking and performing, and was expecting this one to be a flop. Actually, the other ended up being more of an encyclopedia, useful but dry, and this one I found mind-blowingly accessible from beginning to end. I'm a working musician, and I recommend this item as a pretty straight-forward, lively, and informative book on engaging the business of being an independent musician in theory & practice.
Dobpota
Would have like to have seen more detail under "Getting the gig".... what is the protocol that typically works for most bands that try to books themselves. Because after all, this is probably the most important section in the book. How to approach different types of venues, how to negotiate price, etc. Otherwise, this is an excellent read on the business side of the independent artist/band.
Okay I suppose if you want to do what everyone else does and 'brand' yourself. I've had this a while now and never really did too much of what it said because I found the advice too repulsive. There are probably newer books that are more up to date by now. Contains the basic categories of what one needs to attend to.
The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician download epub
Music
Author: Randy Chertkow
ISBN: 0312377681
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (August 5, 2008)
Pages: 352 pages