How to Record, Promote and Distribute Your Music without a Record Deal
The definitive guide to making it as a band without a record deal
How do I get my music played on the radio? Do I really need my own website - can't I just use MySpace? How do I copyright and license my songs? The DIY Music Manual has the answers to these questions … and more.
Over the last couple of years, the face of independent music has changed completely. With the rise of websites such as MySpace and iTunes, digital radio stations, podcasts, band websites and online music stores, it has made music much easier to make, promote and distribute outside traditional channels. Whereas before it was a case of sending your band’s demo tape to a record label and hoping for the best, now it’s possible to cut out the middle man and make a success of your band without being signed. Clearly, concisely and with a dash of wit, The DIY Music Manual tells you exactly how to do that.
“A great introduction to branding, networking, online marketing, distribution and more.”
“You could literally follow it step-by-step and be totally equipped for a release or tour. Have each of your band mates chip in a few quid for this and get to work.”