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Review of "How to Make it in the New Music Business"
Review of "How to Make it in the New Music Business"
I am always looking for good information about the music business and how it is evolving. Most of the books I have read on the subject seem to fall into two categories: First are the books written by Music Lawyers which assume the reader is a legal eagle and concentrates on contracts and deep dives into how big record companies and publishing companies work. These books tend to be hard to grasp if you don’t have a legal degree and for most part are totally useless to an indie artist trying to make a living touring, recording his own music and manning his merch table. Second is even more dangerous, the books written by wannabe’s that offer quick fixes and dubious information and whose only goal is to part you from your money. Now, once in a great while I come across a book that actually takes a practical approach with real world knowledge and experiences. This is the case with “Making it in the New Music Business – A practical Guide to building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician”.

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