Music Business Guides And Publications


Three revised and two new additions to the Online Music Business Resource are the; Guide To Marketing Your BandFunding Tips and the Guide To Getting Your Music On The Radio which have just been revised in September 2017 and three recent publications  Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and musicians,  the  Guide To Music Organisations– Including Copyright, royalties and IRCSs and  A Quick Guide to Contracts for Jazz Musicians  which are available below as free downloads. There is also the indispensable Guide to Getting Bigger Audiences For Jazz by Heather Maitland.

Guide To Marketing Your Band revised September 2017

Funding Tips 2

Guide To Getting Your Music On The Radio. Revised 28th September 2017

Where Do You Want To Be?

Guide to Industry Organisations

A Quick Guide to Contracts for Jazz Musicians

Promoting live gigs is vital to a healthy jazz scene. A Guide To Getting Bigger Audiences For Jazz is a superb manual by Heather Maitland. That is well researched and lays out a set of principles in laypersons terms that gets to grips with how to market gigs and bands to a wider audience. Most of the guide is still relevant – the segmentation tool has changed but the conclusions and descriptions are still useful.

Guide To Getting Bigger Audiences


CDBaby Manuals

There are four manuals you can download here: Marketing Your Music 101, The Ultimate YouTube Guide for Musicians, Twitter for Musicians in 10 Minutes a Day and Music Publishing 101. Looking for tried an tested tips and promotional ideas, advice from the experts, or you just want to hoist yourself up by your bootstraps? CD Baby’s musician guides are and excellent way to  further your career. CDBaby’s manuals can be downloaded for free from CD Baby’s manuals

Marketing Your Music 101

Music Publishing 101

The Ultimate YouTube Guide for Musicians

Twitter for Musicians in 10 Minutes a Day

Online Music Business Resource Archives

Jazz Services published a series of useful guides. Please note that some of the manuals may seem out of date and in terms of digital developments a bit behind the times but the principles do not change.

The guides below deal with media and copyright. It is crucial that musicians know copyright both as performers and composers. The guide to the Internet and Digital music needs updating. The Guide to Copyright is still useful and so is the The Guide to search Engine Optimisation is being re-evaluated.

Guide To The Music Industry

Internet Guide

Jazz Services Guide To Copyright

Jazz Services Guide To SEO


GuideForNewPromoters (1)

Jazz Services Guide For New Folk Promoters