We never tire of sharing tips and advice for the success of independent artists so here are some books that will help you with that.

Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the New Music Business (2014 Edition)


Get More Fans- The DIY Guide to the New Music Business (Independent Music Success)This book will cover many things like

  • How to promote your music on a small budget
  • The way to get my youtube videos to spread
  • Turn casual fans into buyers
  • Get blogs to write about you

It covers each topic in depth that will inspire you to make an informed decision based on your situation. This will allow you to be more creative, more efficient and more productive. It accommodates everyone and meaning that everyone that reads this book won’t all be doing the same exact things.



All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Eighth Edition

All You Need To Know (Independent Music Success)

For 20 years this book has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times.

Whether you’re a newcomer or an established professional, All You Need to Know about the Music Business is an essential companion for the independent artists.

This book is perfect for those who don’t know much about the music industry but want to learn the basics.

Everything is brilliantly explained, relevant to the industry and surprisingly easy to understand.

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician (Independent Music Success) - independent artists Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Music Marketing for the DIY Musician is a proactive, practical and step-by-step guide to producing a fully integrated and low-budget plan of attack for artists marketing their own music.

The tone of the book is conversational. it reveals a systematic business approach employing the same tools and techniques used by innovative top companies, while always encouraging musicians to stay true to their artistic integrity.

It’s the perfect blend of left-brain and right-brain marketing that will help independent artists be more successful.

“Music Marketing for the DIY Musician” really is a MUST for every musician, regardless of the music genre.

Guerrilla Music Marketing, Encore Edition


Guerrilla Music Marketing, Encore Edition (Independent Music Success) Within the pages of this book, you’ll uncover creative ways to get exposure, connect with fans, sell music, and make more money with your music!Within its pages, you’ll uncover creative ways to get exposure, connect with fans, sell music, and make more money with your music!

It provides a better grasp on the marketing aspect in the music industry. With Bob’s ideas as a starting point, you will find the ideas just come flowing after that.

“His ideas are really helping my business”

I respect Bob Barker take on music marketing as an indie marketing leader. And would recommend any of his books, blogs free material or courses to any independent artists in this business


Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting


Wishes Fulfilled- Mastering the Art of Manifesting (Independent Music Success)You might think that the most important factor in your success is your music but it’s actually you! Personal development is an essential part of being successful.

You will learn to master the art of realizing all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined.

Read and practice what you learn in this book continually to get the most out of it.



Can you think of any other mus read books for independent artists?


1 thought on “5 Must Read Books for Independent Artists”

  1. The days of being serendipitously discovered are long gone; artists have to think and act smarter, which means engaging in some good old-fashioned self-education. Here’s a list of five must-read books, chock-full of music business know-how that’ll help you get started.


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