Here is a list of books that have really helped me grow my music career. I find myself constantly going back to each of these books at least once a year. Keep in mind that these aren’t “music business” books, but that doesn’t matter. You are a business whether you market your music or something else.
This wonderful book is one of the best small business books of all-time. It taught me about how to think like an entrepreneur. I learned how wear the hats of an entrepreneur, manager, and musician at the same time. It also taught me how to work ON my career not just IN my career.
This book changed the way I thought about marketing myself. The size of the book was quite intimidating, yet it made the subject of marketing simple and fun. I ended the book excited about marketing myself and eager to get started on my new Guerilla Marketing plan.
I will be straight with you: Read this book and you will stop having issues with people.
This book taught me that I didn’t have to compete in the music business…I had to create my market within the music business. I am still working to fully grasp all l the concepts in this book, but regardless, I’ve seen significant growth in the past few months.
At one point, this book outsold the Holy Bible. This book will show you how to take command of your life, live with a sense of purpose, manage your time, resolve conflicts, become a team player, and a great leader. It’s a tough book to read, but incredibly life-changing.