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The New Rockstar Philosophy Book [FREE DOWNLOAD]

FREE download of The New Rockstar Philosophy limited until November 30 on their site. They are looking for editing input before finalizing publication. View the contents of the book here:

Table of Contents

Part 1: Primer
1.  Exclaimer
2.  Autopsy of an Industry
3.  Who Are You
4.  Goals

Part 2: The Band and the Music
5.  Songwriting
6.  Your Band is a Marriage
7.  Image Isn’t a Dirty Word
8.  Defining Your Audience
9.  The Art of Practice
10. Recording
11. Shows
12. Making Friends

Part 3: Online Presence
13. Online Essentials
14. Blogging
15. Twitter
16. MySpace + Facebook
17. YouTube + Online Video
18. Direct Contact: Email + Text

Part 4: Rethinking Music
19. Redefining the Album
20. The 3P: Consistent New Music

Part 5: Taking Care of Business
21. Merch
22. Money
23. Bloggers + Publicity
24. The Mini Tour

Part 6: Taking it Further
25. Showcases + Conferences
26. Publishing + Licensing
27. Art of the Collective
28. Conclusion
29. Acknowledgments

Inspiration – A pretty sweet website

“Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost”

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.

— Shaker design philosophy


Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as by scientists.

The name ‘googol’ was invented by a child who was asked to think up a name for a very big number, namely, 1 with a hundred zeros after it.

There’s a bunch more here for your inspiration.