Your Band Is a Virus

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As seen on Antimusic.com, Examiner.com, I Am Entertainment and SKOPE Magazine, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the bigger and better version of the bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.

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Overview

As seen on Antimusic.com, Examiner.com, I Am Entertainment and SKOPE Magazine, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the bigger and better version of the bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.

Independent musicians in 2012 find themselves more confused than ever before, and finding good information can be a challenge. "Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition" suggests a neutral and clear perspective, rather than feeding any industry illusions of jumping from the jamspace to Rolling Stone.

Advocating presenting the right product to the world, timing a release properly, promoting to music blogs and publications with a personal touch, outsourcing and freelancing your way to success, building a virtual army of allies, bloggers and writers, embracing the free music model, thinking outside the box, and building on every achievement, "Your Band Is A Virus" presents a very human, actionable and rational approach to music marketing coming from James Moore, an independent promoter who has tried all the tactics himself, and writes in a humorous and conversational tone.

This expanded edition also features bonus industry interviews with major players like Stewart Epps (producer who has worked with Elton John, Led Zeppelin) and Andy Gesner (CEO of HIP Video Promo).

"Bottom Line: This book can really change your life." - Indie Music Digest

"Through a step-by-step process, Moore, essentially walks the independent musician through techniques that will get him, her or them to the next level of making a name for themselves in the music biz. "Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition," is inspiring, relevant and informative." - Examiner.com

"Whether you're just starting out, looking to expand your band's fan base, or just want to revamp your web presence - or even if you want to become one of the people who helps bands do this stuff - we can safely highly recommend Your Band Is A Virus." - Aarti Kelapure, Evolver.fm

"This book is one of the premiere promotional tools available to independent musicians who have a strong desire to succeed in today's music business." - Senseitional (Music Editor, I Am Entertainment Magazine)

"With the music industry in constant flux, someone needs to be a guide through the murky waters of getting original music out to the masses. Independent promoter James Moore has done just that with his book "Your Band Is A Virus," which is now called "Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition." - Cornelius Fortune, the Michigan Chronicle

"A complete marketing guide for musicians which has extensive resources that will help an emerging musician to publicize his music at the best prices." - Musicperk.com

"This book has meat." - Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath The Apple

"If you read Malcom Gladwell's best-seller "The Tipping Point" and you were wondering "now how do I apply this to market my music?"- Moore is here to answer your prayers." - Red House Reviews

"This is an easy to read and essential tool for any independent band." - The Mosh Pit Music

"There are hundreds, if not thousands of relevant links in this book." - Two Guys Metal Reviews

"This book is a must read for all musicians or other entrepreneurs interested in Internet marketing. In a fairly detailed fashion, author James Moore shares his knowledge of the music and knowledge is once again power as Mr. Moore's knowledge becomes advice for us all." - Your Spokesman Speaks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481118811
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 1,002,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

James Moore is a Canadian music promoter and author of the best selling "Your Band Is A Virus" music marketing book series, aimed at educating musicians on the topic of effective self-promotion.

He is also the founder of Independent Music Promotions (www.independentmusicpromotions.com), a world class music promotion/PR company working exclusively with "artists with depth" worldwide.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    Indie folks like us really need fresh ideas to get us out there.

    Indie folks like us really need fresh ideas to get us out there. I was not expecting much before I read the book but I was so wrong. The ideas in the book are things I can do now. I don't have any doubt that I will see results once I get started. I had always considered myself an idea person but these are concepts I had never considered. This book was such a great investment.

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers Favorite Author James Moor

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    Author James Moore has written a gem of a book for all aspiring musicians. "Your Band is a Virus" is a book that should be in bookstores, music stores, libraries and in holiday stocks of potential musicians everywhere. The author explains, in the initial chapters, how promoting yourself or your band means working hard to expose your music to "move" people. He notes that the difference between music as a hobby and as a profession is how much effort is expended and where it is directed. Over the years, being a professional musician has developed into one of the most desired professions, but it is not a case of where good music is created and audiences will automatically find that music. The book focuses on the online promotion of music. Moore tells the reader and potential musician that what is needed is money for marketing and lists several online types. He insists correctly that music must be recorded properly and professionally, and that building a website and offering link exchanges with other bands is highly important, "To build momentum, you need to befriend people who are at your level and find ways to help each other." But he also writes "Don't always go through the main channels" for everyone makes their own path in the music world.

    "Your Band is a Virus" is a very helpful, well-written and well-organized book that musicians everywhere will want to read and refer to. James Moore lists a plethora of online sites for musicians and describes how to use them. He also interviews people of stature in the music industry such as Stuart Epps and Andy Gesner. Potential musicians reading Moore's many suggestions and tips should succeed as long as they "play live and play often" as the author states. What a honey of a book!

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