[Free eBook] 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money 

Two years ago I wrote a blog post called 18 Ways Musicians Can Make Money. But a lot can change in two years, especially in the music industry.

There are now even more opportunities for musicians and bands to make money. New tools and services are also available to help you take advantage of these new revenue streams.

So I decided to update that blog post with new revenue streams, more tips, more tools and resources, and release it as a free eBook: 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

Here’s what you’ll find in the eBook:  

  • 23 ideas for generating revenue for your career 

  • Resources and expert tips for each revenue stream 

  • Musician tools and services to help you make more money

  • Details on a new form of currency for musicians

  • Eye-opening statistics on the most important marketing tool for musicians

The eBook is free to download, no strings attached. We hope that it helps spark some ideas for generating more money for your career!

Download the eBook 23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

[Free eBook] Building Your Website: A Step-By-Step Guide for Bands and Musicians 

This is the 2nd eBook I've written for Bandzoogle. Whether you’re building a new website, or looking to improve your current one, “Building Your Website: A Step-By-Step Guide for Bands and Musicians” offers tons of tips to help you make an effective website for your music.

It covers topics including
  • How to make navigation on your site easy

  • The essential elements for your Homepage

  • How to create a perfect Music section

  • How you can do more with your Shows page

  • Setting up your Online Store

  • And lots more...

Download the eBook from Bandzoogle HERE

Free Database of Canadian Folk Festivals [UPDATED- January, 2013] 

My good friend Emma Julien continued the tradition of updating this database of Canadian Folk Festivals. You can download an Excel version which you can add to/edit, or a simple pdf version. And I would encourage you to please consider making a donation. It takes many hours of research to update this free resource.

Download the database by following this link: http://www.emmajulien.com/folkfests/

It is a powerful resource for any folk/roots artist inside our outside of Canada.



[Free eBook] Attending Music Conferences 101 

I’m thrilled to announce the release of a new eBook for musicians called Attending Music Conferences 101. It’s the first in a new series of eBooks called “Cool’s Notes” which will contain my thoughts on various topics in the music industry and feature interviews with top industry experts as well as insight from artists themselves.

This first eBook is a comprehensive guide to making the most of a music conference. From pre-conference planning, showcasing and networking, to the post-conference follow-up, it offers a step-by-step look at the music conference experience and how to maximize it from a musician’s point of view.

The book features interviews with:

The eBook also contains:

  • Sample Music Conference Budget
  • Comprehensive Music Conference Listing
  • Full unedited interviews with all interviewees

And possibly the best part about the book: it’s absolutely free.

So if you’re heading to a music conference in the future, this book will help you save time and money, and provide you with a solid foundation to make the most of your experience.

Download the eBook for FREE:

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Download the accompanying sample music conference budget (Excel):



Free e-book for Musicians: “Musician 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…Developing Music Careers in Uncertain Times” 

Peter Spellman has released a free e-book for musicians called “Musician 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…Developing Music Careers in Uncertain Times”. Peter is the Director of Career Development at Berklee College of Music in Boston, as well as the Director of Music Business Solutions, and someone who I consider to be one of the great thinkers in the music industry.

Peter’s work has had tremendous impact on me over the years, and really helped shape my philosophies about the music industry. His books “The Self-Promoting Musician” and “INDIE POWER” are must-read classics in my opinion (I have read them easily 5 times each!).

“Musician 2.0, 3.0, 4.0” is Peter Spellman at his best, and it is a great introduction to his work if you are not familiar with it already. Peter is a master at asking questions that put things in perspective and help you see the big picture. Where most advice and resources for artists focus on the “outward” career tools (social networking, online tools, promo/publicity, etc.), Peter gets you to pause, take a deep breath, and really focus on the inner-work that most of us forget to do.

As with all of Peter’s books, I found myself underlining and highlighting text on every page (I printed it out, still love to hand-write notes and highlight!). At only 30 pages, it is a quick read, but one that can make a profound impact, so I would highly recommend it. And the best part? It’s FREE: Download Musician 2.0, 3.0, 4.0