Ty Cohen Presents: a Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read – Part 3
The one thing that nobody seems to have enough of these days is time. This is especially true when you are building a career. For aspiring musicians, singers and songwriters, learning how to establish, promote and sustain a career is a full time job in and of itself and would leave little time for working on music. That’s why The Indie Bible is considered one of the most thorough and valuable resources for anyone in the music business but especially newcomers.
Written by David Wimple, The Indie Bible is currently in its 11th printing, which reflects the rapidly changing nature of the music business. What makes The Indie Bible so valuable is the depth of the research to give musicians and songwriters the most up-to-date information possible. It would literally take someone months of intensive research to gather all of the contacts and resources detailed in the book. Even music industry veterans have endorsed The Indie Bible as an invaluable tool.
The resources listed include 3600 radio station and radio show contacts; the names of 4200 publications and periodicals that review music; the names of 500 CD vendors and music promoters; 500 web site where you can post your music for downloading and promotion; 500 miscellaneous resources – all together more than 10,000 contacts are contained within The Indie Bible.
The Indie Bible is written to address a wide range of situations, from seeking representation to selling your songs online, across all genres, from Hip Hoop to country. The book is organized into seven sections to make it as user-friendly as possible.
Sections one and two offer tips on how to get your CD reviewed in print publications.
Section three discusses who to contact about doing radio promotion. Radio stations are a particularly accessible area because they have a lot of air time to fill. It’s especially smart to approach home town radio stations; they are usually very open to promoting local talent.
Section four focuses on marketing oriented services.
Section five covers the growing importance of Internet based distribution and cuts through the clutter to list the top sites proven to be most valuable to performers.
Section six is a compilation of miscellaneous resources.
Section seven reprints over 50 articles on various aspects of the business to give a complete and informative overview of the business.