Jesse Cannon, a long-time industry veteran (former manager of Transit and Man Overboard, producer for The Misfits, Animal Collective, The Cure, Northstar, many more), has released a new book titled Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the Music Business. It's an exhaustive guide on how independent bands can raise their presence online and in the real world. The book is available on most every digital and physical format, and a significant excerpt can be downloaded for free if you want to check it out before buying.
Wednesday night, at Pete Wentz's book signing, a fan caught up with Pete and asked if they were thinking about doing a Take This to Your Grave 10-year anniversary tour. The submitter says Pete responded with, "that's more of Patrick's call. Though we may not have an official tour for that album, we will be playing alot more of those songs on this upcoming tour."
Previously I wrote about a new book from Tom Gates (former manager of The Format, Brand New, Anathallo), well - it's now in paperback, and Forbes has written up an article about it. I read the e-version a few weeks back -- and it's quite well written, touching, humorous, and a relatively fast read. I definitely enjoyed it. If I ever stop writing online, maybe I'd disappear across the world for a few months ... maybe. Also, never thought I'd see AP.net dropped in an article on Forbes.
Following up on a tweet from earlier tonight, I started (and finished) reading Butch Walker's Drinking with Strangersbook this evening. Gotta love birthday presents. I've got to say that anyone in a band, especially those curious about the highs and lows of the music industry (and its shifting dynamic) should definitely check it out. And for anyone that has any sort of interest in the pop/rock/punk wave of music, Butch's career, or the behind the scenes stories of one of the most important producers and song-writers in music, let alone our scene: it's a must read.
Reading Butch's take on the music industry, the difference between a good song and a 'hit,' and his interactions with...
Tom Gates, former manager of Brand New and The Format, and currently of Good Old War -- has released his new book, Wayward: Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road. I haven't read it yet (but will soon) - however, long-time readers will remember one of the (fantastic) pieces he wrote about the break-up of The Format. I'm looking forward to reading it.
The first single from the Twilight: Eclipse - Motion Soundtrack will be by Muse and called "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)." The single drops May 17th and the soundtrack will be released June 8th.