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10 books every person hoping to make it in the music industry should read

November 20 2017, 11:55 AM EST By Whitney Paxton


6. Artist Management for the Music Business by Paul Allen

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The task of managing an artist's career as well as your own is no easy task, but this book is here to help! Management tools, planning guidance, strategies and how to anticipate risks are just some of what you'll learn in this bad boy. Snag yours from Amazon

7. Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail by Mike King

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This book will help you learn the most effective marketing strategies for musicians. Its step-by-step, tailored timeline make it easy to follow while you navigate the ins and outs of distribution, radio plays, publications and more. Pick up a copy on Amazon

8. How to Use Spotify Playlists to Launch You Career in Music by George Goodrich

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In a day where just about everyone uses Spotify, this book proves to be a definite must-have. Learn how to verify your artist Spotify account, connect with Spotify playlist curators, the best practices for pitching your music to Spotify and more. The best part? This book is free for those of you with Kindle Unlimited; otherwise, grab one from Amazon.

9. Music Marketing for the DIY Musician by Bobby Borg

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Get practical marketing advice from a musician who has been there, done that. This book is designed to help artists take control of their own careers, save time and money and attract the attention of top music industry professionals. Find it on Amazon.

10. Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the New Music Business by Jesse Cannon

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Need help promoting on a small budget? Want your YouTube videos to get more views? Do you want to increase your turnout at shows? Then this is the book you need. Learn all the insider tricks from those who have worked with bands such as Man Overboard and Transit. You can grab a copy on Amazon.

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