Hot off his highly buzzed-about appearance at SXSW 2014, record producer/author/editor (and longtime HIP friend!), Jesse Cannon, has released an updated version of his hugely popular, spectacularly useful book, Get More Fans, The DIY Guide To The New Music Business, and it basically reveals everything you need to know about navigating the music industry of today. So much has changed in just the last five years, let alone the last 15, so naturally, with the ever-constant explosion of new bands emerging on the daily, there are plenty of musicians with questions very legitimate questions. This book is literally essential if you’re serious about your stuff. And with quotes like these:
“This a must-read for anyone marketing themselves in this new age of media. Jesse has one of the most diverse ranges of real-life, do-it-yourself music industry experience I’ve ever seen, and it’s perhaps his realization that the new music industry is not about finding a solution but about constant evolution that makes him so qualified to present this information to us.”
– Benjamin Weinman (Guitarist, Songwriter, Manager for The Dillinger Escape Plan)
“This is the most up to date, reliable source of information I’ve seen in any form for up-and-coming bands”
– Ross Robinson (A&R for I Am Recordings – Slipknot, The Cure, Glassjaw; Producer – At The Drive In, Korn, Deftones)
“Comprehensive insight, observations and DIY strategies are offered, not force-fed, to provoke thought, instill common sense, and inspire ingenuity in those with the perseverance to permeate the rapidly changing ozone of the modern-day music business.”
– John Cafiero (Manager of the Misfits & the Ramones / Record Label CEO / Producer / Director / Writer & Editor – Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone / Musician – Osaka Popstar)
….Yeah, this is pretty much a no-brainer. So what are you waiting for?