Kalmar, Veronika, Label Launch: A Guide to Independent Record Recording, Promotion, and Distribution. New York: St. Martins Press, 2002.
Label Launch: A Guide to Independent Record Recording, Promotion, and Distribution. is a great guide for people the beginning stages of the music business. It gives a step-by-step account of how a CD is gets made, distributed and promoted. In the back of the book is an extensive Appendix, which lists contact information for the following: radio stations, publications, indie record labels, government agencies and other organizations.
Ritchie, Jr., Bill H., The Art of Selling Art: Between Production and Livelihood. Third Printing. Seattle: Ritchie's Perfect Press, 1991.
The Art of Selling Art: Between Production and Livelihood. is an informative book about making a living as a visual artist. The author does a great job of explaining how the art market really works. The only downside to this book is that it is over 11 years old, which means that some of the information is a little dated. However, it is still worth taking a look at.
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