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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407026633
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The DIY Music Manual

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407026633
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Authors

Randy Chertkow

Randy Chertkow is an Information Technology specialist with over 14 years of experience in enterprise-class Fortune 100 companies. He writes, records and performs with Beatnik Turtle as well as performing with theatre companies around Chicago.

Jason Feeham is a practicing corporate attorney working for a multinational executive search firm. He founded Beatnik Turtle in 1997, growing it from a four-piece band into an eight-piece rock machine.

The authors' band, Beatnik Turtle, have recorded eighteen albums, released over 400 songs, and successfully completed a song of the day project where they released one song for every day of 2007 at their website, TheSongOfTheDay.com. They've written music for TV shows, commercials, films, podcasts, theatre, and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family.

Jason Feehan

Randy Chertkow is an Information Technology specialist with over 14 years of experience in enterprise-class Fortune 100 companies. He writes, records and performs with Beatnik Turtle as well as performing with theatre companies around Chicago.

Jason Feeham is a practicing corporate attorney working for a multinational executive search firm. He founded Beatnik Turtle in 1997, growing it from a four-piece band into an eight-piece rock machine.

The authors' band, Beatnik Turtle, have recorded eighteen albums, released over 400 songs, and successfully completed a song of the day project where they released one song for every day of 2007 at their website, TheSongOfTheDay.com. They've written music for TV shows, commercials, films, podcasts, theatre, and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family.


Praise for The DIY Music Manual

“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.”

Rock Sound

“A great introduction to branding, networking, online marketing, distribution and more.”

Mixmag


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