How To Make It in the New Music Business

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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How to Make It in the New Music Business has become the go-to resource for "do it yourself" musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Inspiring thousands to stop waiting around for that "big break", Ari Herstand returns, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the tools at our fingertips. Including the latest trends and developments in the bustling UK music scene, he offers inspiring success stories across media. With the overarching theme of making real connections with human beings, it is a must-have for anyone navigating the complex yet advantageous modern music landscape.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 191 x 244 x 41mm | 1,048g
  • Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 1631494791
  • 9781631494796
  • 143,531

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It's a fun and informative read for every artist out there looking to live off their creative craft. The book does a great job of explaining the process of generating royalties and crowdfunding goals, all while delivering important info in a witty and wise tone that's comprehensive but never condescending.--Joshua Kanter "Rolling Stone"
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About Ari Herstand

Ari Herstand is a DIY musician who has played over seven hundred shows around the country, has performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has charted in the top 10 on iTunes and has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films. He currently fronts the funk band Brassroots District. In 2012, Herstand launched the music business advice blog Ari's Take (, which was nominated by L.A. Weekly as one of the best music blogs of Los Angeles.
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