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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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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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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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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 Nathan on 11-18-17

Really helpful

Very much appreciate this as a resource, particularly the royalty collecting chapter. it was overall well worth the listen.

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By ethan on 03-15-17

Alright...

Good info in this book, but it was so peppered with negativity "don't make a fool of yourself""don't do this" "don't do that". Hard to feel inspired to take the massive amounts of action a music career requires when you're second guessing everything you do.

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