For those who want to educate themselves on the current state of the industry and what it’s like to be a musician in today’s world, The Modern Musician serves as a great introduction and overview on the subject.
The e-book expands and elaborates on the topics that were originally covered in the three blog posts. Some tweaks were made to the verbiage, and new information was added as well.
Though it is only contains a little over 3,000 words, I am excited to finally release my first e-book. I learned a lot in the process. I had no idea that I could write and design the entire book in Microsoft Word. If you were to look at it you could probably tell that this is my first go at it, but having done it once now, I’m confident that I can do even better next time.
What next? I don’t want to give too much away, but I also wrote a series of posts entitled 2013: What’s Next for the Music Industry? in February and March, and intend to turn these articles into an e-book as well. I anticipate that it will be about three times the length of The Modern Musician, and of course I will be expanding on the subjects I covered there (record labels, radio, crowdfunding, social media, video & YouTube, as well as touring & live performance).
I have also been chipping away at an e-book for DAWCast.com. This one has been a long time in the making, and in the mean time I’ve had to put a lot of effort towards migrating and revamping the website. However, I know that the effort will be worth it, because I am planning on making this e-book – to be titled The New Music Industry: Adapting To, And Thriving In The Information Age – commercially available. It will be over 30,000 words in my estimation.
Hopefully, this will all come together sooner rather than later. I am already involved in quite a few projects, and should my expertise be required elsewhere (I am always open to working with companies to develop their content marketing and social media strategies), it could be a while before subsequent e-book are completed. Still, being busy is a good problem to have, especially in the field I work in.
By the way, you can download The Modern Musician e-book at the TuneCity blog. Under the “Join Our Mailing List” heading in the sidebar, enter your name and email in the fields provided. Once you’ve been added to the list, a link will show up under the forms. Follow the link to download your copy.