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How to Make It in the New Music Business Audiobook

How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

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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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    "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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    C-O 04-23-17
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    "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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    Scott Frilot 02-01-17
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    "Guide Book for Musicians"

    I wish I had this book 5 yrs ago. It's the muse to getting any indie musician or band going. Full of great ideas; great plans; great strategies. How does Ari know? Because he's already done it. Teach from experience. If you're serious about your music, you at least owe it to yourself to listen/read this book. You're guaranteed to find at least ONE good idea. I have pages so far.

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    Van Estes Stony Point, NC, US 06-29-17
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    "I've never heard anything like this!"

    Just finished listening to the whole book and Ari leaves nothing uncovered in this transparent step-by-step guide to making the dream a reality! I am soooooooo encouraged! As soon as I finish writing this review I will be ordering the hard copy so I can go back through it line by line! Worth at least 10,000 times more than it cost! Great job Ari Herstand, my future successes will always be influenced by your teachings in this book! God Bless!

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    "An essential read."

    if you're a small to medium level musician and looking to make an impact on your career, read this book. There's not another text on the market with an up-to-date literature on both the industry, and from the perspective of a musician.

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    Andre X Rigau 06-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible guide"

    ari, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! your wisdom has already improved my music career. cheers!

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    "Best music business book I have ever read!"

    Best music business book I have ever read! Finally a book that gives practical tips and information on today's totally different music industry. I also love that it was written and narrated by a current musician who has actually experienced the things he talks about. I will be recommending this book to my musician friends!

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    "Essential Reading"

    Make notes as you go. Loads of invaluable insight and ideas. Left me very inspired.

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    James Brown NYC, USA 11-17-17
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    "Phenomenal!"

    A must needed book for ALL indie artists, regardless of genre. This book WILL save you valuable time, energy, and MONEY. Ari Herstand points out ALL of the pitfalls in TODAY'S music industry, as well as breaks down where shortcuts can be taken, and where they simply CANNOT. He also gives the names of ACTUAL people, businesses, organizations, and locations that you NEED to be associated with, in order to take your career to the next level. But what I have found to be the most helpful, after reading this book twice, is that with all of the different information that Ari gives, you now get to see that there are MANY forms of success, not just performing on a stage at a major award show, and winning a major award. The advice in this book (for indie, and rising, artists) is simply indispensable. This just may be your most valuable investment.

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    javon 11-01-17
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    "Amazingly informative"

    This book has gave me all the tools to prosper as an artist. I can't thank you enough Ari!!!

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    "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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  • ned
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    "Fantastic!"

    Delighted u got to finish it before the read version was released.
    This is going to be a massive success.
    Keep it up Ari.
    Glad to have just met u;)

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