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  • My Music - My Business: How to Succeed in the Music Business - The Practical Guide to Building your Loyal Fan Base and Making a Musician’s Living

  • By: Tim Sivers
  • Narrated by: Michael Campobasso
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Music
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

Are you an amateur musician, singer, or songwriter trying to make a living out of your hobby? Or perhaps you’re already a seasoned professional who knows his/her way around but still cannot master the business side of music making? Regardless of your act, there are certain things you must know that are truly critical for your success and without them you just won't build anything sustainable.  

Often times, music business guides concentrate too much on the unnecessary technical details of the music business (does anyone really need to read about a typical tour rider?). Or really minor aspects of music production (does anyone really care how much you should EQ the highs of your guitar track?). However, rarely do these books try to create a complete system of knowledge and show you what and how to prioritize when building your business.  

My Music - My Business was designed differently. It is an indispensable book for those, who are thinking of finally taking their music business seriously. It’s meant to be the foundation of your future business, and will help you finally advance your career as a musician. 

Here is what you’re going to learn inside:

  • The exact list of crucial things to focus and develop in yourself and your craft to have a long-lasting music career
  • Who provides the highest value in your music business team and who you should ignore at all costs
  • The foundational industry guide - from key personas in your career, to the legal questions, your royalties, and record deals
  • The right approach to building your loyal following
  • The sources of income - what, how and where to get paid for your music
  • And so much more!  

If you ever wondered where should you begin and what you should focus on to start making money from your music, then do not wait any longer. Buy My Music - My Business today!

©2018 Tim Sivers (P)2018 Tim Sivers

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Obvious

Personally I felt this book talks though the obvious aspects of the industry, I really thought this may offer one lightbulb moment!

If you don’t know the aspects covered in this book in my opinion then maybe this industry isn’t for you. Sorry but only being honest

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No No No, don't waste your money!

Everything you said is common knowledge. You talk about practicing voice and becoming better, but you should know that if someone buys a book about music business, they already know how to make music. This book was really annoying and it seems like I know alot more then you do on this subject. Write a new book, this book is all talk, 0 knowledge. Like who talks about being on social media pages, everyone is already on every social media page, even if their not musician's....

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Very Good Book

This was a very good book, however, it was WAY too short. As I was finally getting into the book. IT FINISHED

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For music enthusiasts

One great starting point if you want to pursue and understand how the music industry works. It’s a must-read for all music enthusiasts!

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Must-know in starting up a music business.

A deep and illuminating discussion anyone who’s interested in the music biz especially those struggling artist. This is a must-have if you want to survive in the game. It deserves received positive reviews.

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Curious about the music industry.

Music is becoming one of my hobbies and I’m curious about the music industry. How others can start make a living out of it. There are many good books out there but nothing compares to this which taught me to prioritize and focus on technical details first that matter. Very nice!

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Very useful

Meaning that if you have some flair for this business or are already somewhat experimented at it, this book won't be too much use to you. For people that are new to this and don't have clue on how to approach it, it's a good buy.

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down-to-earth

this audio-book still makes many valid points about how the music biz has changed with current technological advances. Inspired by listening to it,

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Excellent

In my opinion, this is well worth the time to read for all songwriters, from the most accomplished to newbies. While the tone sometimes veers from strictly informational into almost-adulation for Music Business, this book still makes many valid points about how the music biz has changed with current technological advances. I

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Practical Guide

The book does a great job in explaining the ins-and-outs of How to Succeed in the Music Business. I learned several new things myself and I'm sure I'll will refer to it often!

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  • Nancy
  • 01-03-19

Nice guide

If you want to be a more informed music business owner/manager, and you don't feel like wasting your time sifting through frilly his verbose crap, just click buy and start listening this audio. Take a look at his other book Start Your Music Business as well.

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  • James B.
  • 28-05-19

Great book, recommended

I got both books of Tim (this one and the part about playlisting).
I think this is a great set of books. It's a must have for ALL musicians, no exceptions. If you're serious about your music and ready to treat is as a BUSINESS, then reading or listening to this book will save you so much TIME, MONEY and ENERGY.
Highly recommended.

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  • Tom Sorrel
  • 30-04-19

Good effort!

This is a very good introduction into the world of modern music business. Lots of subjects covered, so It definitely needs a few listening sessions. I can't say I heard some true revelations here, but I guess the idea was to cover all the bases which are crucial for a modern indie musician. Overall, I'd recommend the book to all musicians.

I have also got the 2nd part of this series ('Streaming & playlisting') - check it out. The content is more unique there and for my state of music affairs (I'm not a live musician) - it's actually very valuable.

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  • Laurie Moore
  • 04-03-19

it's is partially good

How neat this is. Packed with information I can utilize in exploring the music industry. There are few resources online with helpful details, so this one’s partially good.

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  • Lisa marry
  • 01-03-19

Best book on this subject!

Useful guide to keeping your music business out of legal problems down the line by suggesting a step by step approach from choosing the type of business registration to protecting its name and trademark.

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  • Barbara
  • 01-03-19

well written book

Tim sivers, the author, sound like a noted expert in the music industry for quite some time. He has come up with accurate and updated info.

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  • Scottie Walton
  • 24-02-19

Vague and flat.

The information in this book was too vague. It didn’t really tell you how to do anything. It was more for explaining a middle schooler about the current music business. Poorly written.
The narrator made noise in the background on several parts, and his delivery of the subject matter was flat and dull. I feel they both phoned this book in.

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  • Lola Foster
  • 23-02-19

One of the good ones.

I wish Tim Sivers would release new works of his soon. I was impressed with this and it’s one of the good titles in audible today.

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  • Margaret T. Bond
  • 23-02-19

I'm glad they suggested this to me.

I reached out to some people around the music team in our school and they suggested this book. I found several ideas here that I like which weren’t present in the previous book I read.

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  • Scaty
  • 05-02-19

A Well written book

Very interesting and thought provoking...It gives factual insight about the inner workings, evolution and eventual decline of black radio and is a great read for any artist, music lover or anyone just who wants a better understanding of how the music business and radio industry came to be what it is now. I would highly recommend it