A collection of genuinely helpful advice to people starting out in the music industry.

After several months of sending emails to friends and colleagues across the music industries, gathering articles and collating wisdom, my new book is finally ready to launch.

Out tomorrow, The 360 Deal is an e-book from New Music Strategies that brings together short articles by an incredibly diverse range of people with a lot of experience in music and the music business, each giving the best possible advice they can think of to pass on to someone just starting out. There’s some real wisdom in there – as well as lots of solid, practical advice.

And all the proceeds are going to an amazing music charity in India.

The 360 Deal is a work in progress. It will grow as time goes on. I have close to 100 articles in the book already – and I’m aiming for 360 in total. 360 words of wisdom by 360 musicians and music professionals. Anyone who buys the book will automatically get free updates as the book grows.

Here’s the blurb:

New Music Strategies has brought together some of the most forward-thinking musicians and industry people to each contribute 360 words outlining the best advice they can give to young musicians and new music industry workers. The advice they themselves would want to hear if they were just getting started in music now.

Rock star or professor, DJ or classical violinist, record label exec or community music worker – here’s a group of people who have been where you’re at in one way or another, they know a bit about what lies ahead, and they have useful knowledge to share.

The 360 Deal will grow over time as more advice from musicians and music business professionals from around the world are collated and added to the project. We’re working towards 360 contributions.

360 articles of 360 words for $3.60 (more if you wish). That’s our 360 Deal.

All proceeds from this book go directly to Music Basti – a youth-run charity based in New Delhi that brings music workshops to children affected by extreme poverty.

Check out (and buy) The 360 Deal here.

More of my books here.