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
Introduction What's an indie rock band? Who this book is for and what it will give you 1) Part I - Running Your Band People Practice Songwriting 2) Part II - Recording Pre-production considerations Gear Recording Mixing Mastering 3) Part III - Promoting Your Band Graphic design fundamentals and best practices Your press kit and website components Sharing, socializing and selling your music Playing out Making a video Sticking with it 4) Appendix Audio production magazines Glossary of audio terminology III - Recording process and gear list for Rich's records