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Publisher's Summary

In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks - routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television - but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own paths. Iin clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to make it in the brave new world of professional music.
©2017 Ari Herstand; foreword copyright 2017 by Derek Sivers (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-14-17

Fantastic! could not stop listening.

This is one of the best (if not the best) motivational tool for any DIY musician.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C-O on 04-23-17

Very good but a bit overwhelming

It's a great book and it's still good in 2017. It will probably get dated pretty quickly but so does all books of this kind. If you are a band there are tons of good stuff in here. If you are a solo artist (like me) prepared to be overwhelmed with all the things you feel like you need to do after listening to this book (besides writing great songs, making great records). Sometimes you just wish you did not have to be a jack of all trades to succeed, but I guess that's just the way it is. All or nothing!

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By Anonymous User on 01-10-18

Quintessential and definitive. Must read.

The quintessential and definitive guide to the modern music industry. A must read for novices and seasoned vets alike. It will either reaffirm what you currently do and/or provide you with new perspective.

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1 out of 5 stars
By tally on 07-29-17

This is rubbish

This is a complete waste of time. l purchased this book thinking all my answers have been found in one book. but I have got 2 3rds through and can't stand listening to this big headed, full of himself, who likes the sound of his own voice more than others do. or at least more than l do, and can't bare to listen no more...

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By Elizabeth on 05-25-18

Invaluable

I loved this book! Easy to listen to almost like a conversation. So many great points its like the new industry bible and I plan on treating it like it. I did visit his website and realise there was like a 130 doc that can go with it. Which I would also recommend as there are somany great points that you will want to write down, so this saves time!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Isaac on 03-06-18

GOLD music industry knowledge and experience

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book teaches all aspects of a music career

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Make It in the New Music Business?

The chapter on releasing, Ari gives his releasing advice

Have you listened to any of Ari Herstand and Derek Sivers ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The crowdfunding chapter challenged me to run my own campaign.

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