4 eBooks For Indie Rock Musicians

Writers can learn a lot from musicians and musicians can learn a lot from writers. To help forge the bond, we’ve put together a list of 5 eBooks for indie rock musicians. The titles, which are all available in eBook format, give tips on how to make it as an indie band, many of which emerging authors can use.

1. The Indie Band Survival Guide: “We found, when we started out years ago, that there weren’t enough bands that shared what they’d learned. The information that we found useful was scattered in different magazines, books, and all over the Internet. After doing all of that research, and going through the inevitable issues that a band faces, we decided to write about what goes on behind the scenes, and collect it in one place.

2. Indie Rock 101: Indie Rock 101 is… geared towards beginning to mid-level musicians looking for a clear, concise, all-in-one primer on running a band, audio production and promoting their music. It covers 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.

3. Your Band Is A Virus: “EVERY TIME YOUR BAND NAME GETS MENTIONED or your CD gets reviewed, think of your virus as getting stronger. The more focus it gets, the stronger and the more viral it becomes. The people who will spread your virus the most are the people who others trust. Some of these people are the music authorities – the bloggers, the podcasters, the radio hosts, and the reviewers. As an independent musician, you need to learn to promote your music effectively.”OUR BAND NAME GETS MENTIONED or your CD gets reviewed, think of your virus asocusit gets, the stronger and the more viral it comes. The people who will spread.
4. The Punk Rock Etiquette: The Ultimate How-To Guide For DIY, Punk, Indie, and Underground Bands: “Looking to start an underground band? Don’t make a move until you’ve read this book!”