Are You an Indie Musician? Here’s a Book from Martin Atkins You Might Want

Band-Smart - Martin Atkins

Martin Atkins, a veteran of many industrial bands and years battling the music industry, has a new book entitled Band: Smart. I quote:

Band:Smart is the follow up to Atkins’ acclaimed Tour:Smart. From crowdfunding to success, from labels to DIY, contracts to marketing, studios, producers, managers, distribution strategies, booking, agents, the structure of a band, stage craft and all of the stuff you’d expect …and a lot that you might not..With over 650 pages and 150 contributors including: Jason Arnopp, Ariel Hyatt,Tom Jackson, Greg Kot, George Massenburg, Benji Rogers, Nan Warshaw, Tom Windish, Maor Appelbaum, Lance Curran, Matthew Ebel, Alexander Fruchter, Julie Niehoff, Greta Brinkman, Jesse Cannon, Scott Cohen, Susan Ferris, Josh Hogan and many many more!

From Martin: “Is it a step by step guide? ….nope. Does it tell you everything you’ll need to know? Probably not actually but it will help get your head on straight and whatever the prevailing trends or newest platforms that have been developed in the amount of time it has taken you to read this – it will help you to deal with all of it and succeed on your own terms. All of this is wrapped in my flowery language (lots of fucks!) with many illustrations to try and help all of this make sense…. PLUS – there is a link to submit any errors you find for the chance to win a t-shirt! ……..trust me – there are a LOT – so get hunting

Go here to learn more.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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