My new book, Indie Rock 101: Running, Recording and Promoting Your Band, published by Focal Press, is now available everywhere, including Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble.

About the book

Indie Rock 101 is part of Focal Press’s Mastering Music series, and is geared towards beginning to mid-level musicians looking for a clear, concise, all-in-one primer on running a band, audio production and promoting their music. It covers all the basics that can take years to collate from more specialized or technical books, magazines and websites—and it’s written by a real independent musician.

The book also features photos and Q&As from some of today’s best and brightest artists and industry players on the indie rock landscape—several from the San Francisco Bay Area (see left sidebar). The book is divided into 3 main parts: Running Your Band; Recording; and Promoting. A table of contents is available at the book’s page on Focal’s website.

Keep in touch and help spread the word

If you’ve read the book, please feel free to email me with any thoughts or feedback. I also encourage you to tell a friend and give it a review on Amazon or your favorite online bookstore. You can also:

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Thanks for visiting!

- Rich


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