Yes, we’re in a new Golden Age for performers. Equipment is cheaper than ever before, you can have what used to be a million dollar studio in your home for a few thousand dollars, and the Internet is a bigger, better and more exploitable market than radio–even radio in the 1950s. The only problem is, most of us don’t know how to use the equipment, or get people interested in our stuff. Our books, seminars and coaching sessions are designed to fill that gap.
There are forces influencing your career and your life that you do not understand. Resistance is not futile, but your recognition of these forces must be nuanced and thoughtful to be effective. You have a choice of trying to sail directly against the wind and being pushed backward, or cutting angles across the wind to zig zag toward your destination. I will teach you how.
You have a dream. In this book I encourage you to take the journey toward that dream in a way that each step is satisfying and rewarding, even enriching. Things have changed, and the ultimate goal of mega stardom—which has always been somewhat unrealistic—may soon be unattainable. That is only because the aforementioned forces have changed the game. A win now is different than a win before. If you follow my steps toward developing your career, you will actually increase the chances of wins like a record deal or worldwide fame. But you will be making so much money already, you may opt to forgo those wins for better wins that allow you to keep your sanity. That part is up to you.
Content is king, and whether your trying to get a hit or just get the girl (or guy), the fundamentals of songwriting work the same. Learn song structure, songwriting terminology, put your ideas on steroids, and find out how to be catchy without being boring in this rapid-fire read for songwriters.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. If anyone needs a well-rounded snapshot of the creative challenges songwriters face and how to overcome them, this book is the way to do it.
In The Band Promotion Turbo-Charger, Ryan Michael Galloway has assembled a powerful collection of marketing and promotion ideas that musicians and performers of any genre can use to get heard, build a following, and reap the rewards of their talents. If you’re new to the music business and just starting out, or an established performer taking your fame to the next level, this book will be a tremendous asset.