Table of Contents

Introduction
How The Second Edition Is Different
Who This Book Is For
Who Are “WE” Anyway?
Our Assumptions— What You Need To Get Started
How To Use This Book
Using Indieguide .COM— Your Complete Do- It- Yourself Musician Resource

Chapter 1
Section: Why Everything Changed And How It’s Good For Musicians
The Four Trends That Have Revolutionized The Music Industry
You Now Have A Choice . . .
. . . And You’re Not Alone
The Eight Ways You Can Take Advantage Of This New Music Industry Right Now
Get Out There


How The Second Edition Is Different

From this section: “But because so much since the first edition is now accepted and gone mainstream, we can cut out most of the superfluous explanations and instead outline clear, step-by-step instructions on what exactly to do.”

Who This Book Is For

From this section: "This book is for all musicians, from hobbyists to professionals. It’s useful for musicians of all ages, from teens starting their first garage band to retirees who have rediscovered their love of music and want to share it with the world. "

Who Are “WE” Anyway?

From this section: "In the end, though, we are musicians in a band. We generated the material in this book by actually solving the problems we discuss here. "

Beatnik Turtle
The Song of the Day

Our Assumptions— What You Need To Get Started

From this section: "We’re going to cover a lot of topics. Way more than in the first edition. "

How To Use This Book

From this section: "As we said, this book is about doing. We imagine you’ll read it like others told us they read the first edition—scribbling notes in the margins, dog- earing pages, capturing ideas on paper or their computer, discussing the strategies and techniques with band members or other musicians, and having it in their bag or guitar case for easy reference. "

Using Indieguide .COM— Your Complete Do- It- Yourself Musician Resource

From this section: "You’re holding more than just a book..."

IndieGuide

Chapter 1

Introduction

From this section: "We’re now in a world where the musicians are in charge. The numerous middlemen who decided which musicians “made it” and which ones didn’t have fallen away. "

Section: Why Everything Changed And How It’s Good For Musicians
The Four Trends That Have Revolutionized The Music Industry

From this section: In today’s world, thanks to the Internet, faster computers, and broadband connections, whether you sell one copy or one hundred million, there’s no marginal cost, no trucks involved, no money tied up in inventory, and shipping music anywhere worldwide is instantaneous. "

Ustream
Livestream
YouTube
Live365
Sonar
GarageBand
Reaper
Audacity

You Now Have A Choice . . .

From this section: "Nobody has to sell out Madison Square Garden anymore to make a living.

Jonathan Coulton
Tunecore

. . . And You’re Not Alone

From this section: "Today there are professionals, services, sites, tools, and resources available to meet every need you have to get your music into the world."

The Eight Ways You Can Take Advantage Of This New Music Industry Right Now

From this section: "You are now free to be who you are, create music the way you want to, and own all the rights. "

Get Out There

From this section: "Everything that a label used to do for musicians in the past is now within your reach. You have outstanding tools, services, networks, and resources at your fingertips to help you do it yourself."