Essential Reading For New Bands

The age of the eBook is upon us, and musicians can now avail of some very useful free resources in this regard. Although there are a number of excellent websites covering the music industry, music promotion and technical tips, it can be very handy to have a consolidated tome for regular reference…

I’ve Been There, Learn From My Experience

One of the hardest things to learn is how to learn; but it is also the most valuable lesson. Time spent reinventing the wheel will not help you progress as much as learning to drive will. And so on.

When I first visited CD Baby, I was impressed not only by the music distribution service but also by Derek’s advice section. Here he generously shared a range of insights learned through experience – some philosophical, some practical, all beneficial. There are a lot of books you could buy that don’t provide as much meat as this advice section does.

The good news is that Derek has now compiled an eBook which gathers together this advice into one free downloadable PDF – you can grab yourself a copy from his site.

How to Establish Your Band Online

If you want to get your band online but don’t know where to start, then you might want to have a look at Linkdisco. The Linkdisco site is a guide to creating a findable online presence, helping musicians incorporate SEO best practises into their websites.

A little bit of attention to content structure and semantic markup can be very beneficial to search engine rankings – which is important if you want your fans (or prospective fans) to find you on the Internet. It’s not all about search though – social networking and viral marketing are on the agenda too.

The site is still in its early stages, but you can download a free eBook now: musician’s guide to getting online.


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