Indie Rock 101 is a clear, concise, all-in-one primer for beginning to mid-level musicians looking for the essential fundamentals behind running, recording and promoting their band. It's all the basics that can take years to collate from more specialized or technical books, magazines and websites-and it's written by a real independent musician.
* Part I, Running Your Band covers the topics most relevant to forming and running the band: the people, practice and songwriting
* Part II, Recording covers pre-production considerations, gear and how-to basics, and timeless fundamentals and techniques around recording, mixing and mastering
* Part III, Promoting covers what you need to know to establish and grow your fan base, including graphic design, your press kit and website, sharing and selling your music, playing out and making a video
Whether you're just starting out or looking for a 360-degree primer to help take your music to the next level, Indie Rock 101 is the one book that covers it all.
Featuring photos and Q&As from:
Birdmonster * CDBaby founder Derek Sivers * Juliana Hatfield * John Vanderslice * Karate * Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon * Spanish for 100 * World Air Guitar Champion "Hot Lixx" Hulahan and more
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1 PART 1 Running Your Band; Chapter 1 People; Chapter 2 CHAPTER 2 practice; Chapter 3 CHAPTER 3 Songwriting; Part 2 Part 2 recording; Chapter 4 CHAPTER 4 Pre-production Considerations; Chapter 5 CHAPTER 5 Gear; Chapter 6 CHAPTER 6 Recording; Chapter 7 CHAPTER 7 Mixing; Chapter 8 CHAPTER 8 Mastering; Part 3 PART 3 Promoting Your Band; Chapter 9 CHAPTER 9 Making Your record Cover: Graphic Design Fundamentals and Best Practice; Chapter 10 CHAPTER 10 Your press Kit; Chapter 11 CHAPTER 11 Sharing, Socializing, and Selling Your Music Online; Chapter 12 CHAPTER 12 Playing Out; Chapter 13 CHAPTER 13 Making A Video; Chapter 14 CHAPTER 14 SSticking with it Appendix A Audio Production Magazines Appendix B Audio Production Magazines Appendix C Recording Process and Gear List;
"A lot of excellent and timely advice that you might take years to amass if you had to find it out for yourself... overall this is a good book with useful (some might say essential) information on running a band and keeping going."
-- Performing Musician