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Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business: Music Marketing [dot] com Presents | [David Hooper]

Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business: Music Marketing [dot] com Presents

You're in a career where it's considered "normal" to be broke. If you were doing anything else for a living, you'd have given up by now.

And I'm sure there are people in your life who wish you'd do just that... They want you to settle down, get a "real" job, and make music a hobby. Screw 'em. The truth is, if you know what to do, you can make a lot of money as a musician. This book shows you what to do.

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Publisher's Summary

An Open Letter to Any Musician Who Wants to Make $100,000 (or More) in the Music Business

You're in a career where it's considered "normal" to be broke. If you were doing anything else for a living, you'd have given up by now.

And I'm sure there are people in your life who wish you'd do just that... They want you to settle down, get a "real" job, and make music a hobby.

Screw 'em. The truth is, if you know what to do, you can make a lot of money as a musician.

This book shows you what to do. You'll learn exactly how to make money with your music - in the club, on the Internet, and on the road.

Here's a taste of what's waiting for you...

  • How to get record labels to approach you (instead of you chasing them)
  • Nobody at your shows? I'll show you several ways to fix that...
  • "The Drip Method" - The most profitable way to release music.
  • A 100-year-old marketing trick developed by a woman thought to be "too fat and ugly" for a career in music - today it works better than ever!
  • The greatest threat to your music business success (it's not piracy) and how to neutralize it.
  • A songwriting secret from successful drag queens and pissed off karaoke singers so potent, it almost guarantees a great song!
  • How a $10 "kitchen appliance" will make you a better songwriter
  • 4 proven "cures" for music business burnout and overwhelm
  • What it takes for a musician to make $150,000/year (with only 500 fans)
  • Rules for social media. Ignore these at your own risk.
  • "Superfan" Secrets - How to develop fans who buy everything you sell.
  • How to sell lots of music... without being obnoxious or turning people off
  • Are you a musician over 40? Why age doesn't matter anymore...
  • Proven, word-for-word "scripts" and emails that get people to buy your music
  • 8 ways to make money giving your music away for free
  • A small change in the way you release new music that is so powerful, you will double the money you make.

And that's just for starters. There's a lot of money to be made in the music business and this book will make sure you don't miss out.

Now is your chance. If you want a successful career as a musician, this book will help you.

©2013 Music Marketing [dot] com (P)2013 Music Marketing [dot] com

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    This is a must read for any musician who wants to make music their career. I've read tons of books and articles and this one really hit home. It gives real, practical advice you can take action on this second. The author and reader understand my struggles as a musician and offer real help without judgment. I truly appreciate this book as a contribution to the music industry and to my personal career in an all girl rock band. This is a game changer!

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    Daniel Brisbane, Australia 03-12-13
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    "Excellent text for aspiring self-managed musicians"
    What did you love best about Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business?

    There are some great ideas in this book for musicians looking at engaging with their fans in the modern music industry. I got a lot out of it.


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    Vyacheslav 08-02-14
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    "It's not just about Music"
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    This is the ultimate musician's life guide. I got every information I need. Loved it.

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    "Great book"
    What made the experience of listening to Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business the most enjoyable?

    The music industry has changed from the days of the record labels being in charge of everything. Your success is not dependent on them alone anymore. David does a great job of spelling out the opportunities available to musicians of all stripes and describes the tools and techniques to help you engage with your audience. The audible.com version has a great appendix packed with information and an interview with the author.


    What did you learn from Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business that you would use in your daily life?

    That it is not about you, but about making your audience feel good, that is the business we are in. The business is also not only about selling music, it is about engaging with your audience and making them feel good.


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    John Macon, Georgia, United States 01-22-14
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    "Want To Be A Full-Time Musician? Start Here..."
    What made the experience of listening to Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business the most enjoyable?

    Two things: the focus on how to realistically make this happen (there will be work, it's not overnight, but doing x, y & z this is how to realistically make it happen) and the focus on the "inner game." Too often it's our own thinking that stops us. Hooper covers that, too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since this is non-fiction and not a story, I'm not sure this question is applicable, but the example of Martha Walsh beating the music industry system was great to hear.


    Have you listened to any of Chris Caldwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the only title I've heard read by him, but I found him to be a quality narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh. Some of the examples of success were polar opposites of each other (lesbian folk singers as opposed to Christian artists, for example) that they made me laugh, but they made the point that you can find your market, no matter how far outside of "the mainstream."


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    Great book. Great content. Good narration. Couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.

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    derwin INDIAN LAND, SC, United States 01-06-14
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    "For the serious musicians only"
    Would you listen to Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business again? Why?

    I already have listened to this twice there is so much useful information in this book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great 1st hand experience from a guy that knows the business from the ground up not the other way around


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business?

    several aspects of the sales and marketing in this book are useful and most of them are so common sense and practical that you wont have a problem integrating the methods in every day life


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