MUSIC BUSINESS  BASTARDS: THE CONTENTS: WHAT IS IN THE BOOK

 

Introduction

 

Chapter One: 360 - The new type of record deal striking fear in all artists (why and whatís it all about).

 

Chapter Two: The EX-Factor - If you want to go down this route there are few things you should know to avoid being an ex-Artist in double quick time.

 

Chapter Three: Video Killed the Radio Star. The Internet Killed the Popstar - How you are being ripped off by your own exposure.

 

Chapter Four: Does It Pay To Be Social? - The ins and outs of social networks and your act.

All that glitters is definite not gold.

 

Chapter Five: How to Form a Band and Not Waste Time - It might sound simple but reality can be very different and you canít afford to waste time these days.

 

Chapter Six: Managers - Nearly as hard to get as a record deal but you definitely donít want a bad one.

 

Chapter Seven: Names and Images - You still need to stand out from the crowd to beat the competition.

 

Chapter Eight: How to Copyright Your Work and Finance Yourself - Knowledge and money, thatís partly what itís all about.

 

Chapter Nine: How to Get Gigs - Live work can be crucial to your success.

 

Chapter Ten: Song Writing - They say itís where the moneyís at. Itís definitely the difference between the big time and obscurity.

 

Chapter Eleven: Publishing - Definitely where the money is located.

 

Chapter Twelve: Record Deals - The ins and outs and you donít want to be out and broke.

 

Chapter Thirteen: Promo Videos : A key battleground for todayís YouTube generation.

How to make a zero budget video to compete with the major labels

 

Chapter Fourteen: The Media - Know your friend and enemy, it can be your oxygen.

 

Chapter Fifteen: Indie Label - Youíd be surprised who are on indie labels and you could do much better with an indie than you can a major a lot of the time.

 

Chapter Sixteen: Do It Yourself - easier than you think to do your own label or put out your own releases.

 

Chapter Seventeen: The Internet:. As ĎPublic Enemyí would say, ďDonít believe the hypeĒ.

 

Chapter Eighteen: Drugs and Music - Do they mix?

 

Chapter Nineteen: The Main Pitfalls in the Music Industry - The title says it all.

 

Chapter Twenty: Conclusions - Itís going to be tough out there, find out why.

 

Chapter Twenty-One: Back to Basics - A surprising alternative future for music artists.

 

Chapter Twenty-Two: The Demise of the Music Industry - How the music industry got in such dire straits.

 

Credits and Worthwhile Links