Want an Indie Bible Review from the perspective of someone who's a DIY musician?
Want to use the see how the Indie Bible can help grow your fanbase with 9000 music resources like radio Stations, journalists, labels, publicists, and managers?
If you are looking for a solid review of the Indie Bible to help decide on whether or not it will help you build your fanbase, you'll want to read this.
I am going to tell you all about it from a few different perspectives in the review.
You get a unique perspective of someone [me] who is both a musician and music blogger/podcaster (and I can even throw in media buyer and marketing consultant).
After experiencing the Indie Bible from a blogger/podcaster perspective for almost a decade now, I laid down the cash and looked it over as a musician who's looking to promote his music.
I have been digested this bad boy for about a few months and I can't believe the info in here. For the indie artist, the Indie Bible is the Swiss Army knife of music promotion. In other words, it is pretty damn handy!
The book is a great resource which provides over 9000 resources in a variety of ways: Radio Stations, journalists, labels, publicists, managers as well as providing a healthy dose of articles from industry guru's to help you use the resources to the best advantage.
How the Indie Bible helps you…
With the information inside the Indie Bible, you are able to really hone in on the resources that are specific to both your style of music and region of promotion.
The whole thing is divided up by genre, label, radio, publication, region, etc. This is a huge time saver.
ne if you had to compile and organize a list like that yourself?
Searching online, sifting through forums, Facebook groups, etc, etc.
You do not have to spend hours sifting through a ton of non-related info to find the resources you need to tap.
Also, there are info-packed articles and guides by indie music guru publicist Ariel Hyatt, CDBaby founder Derek Sivers, and many more.
They cover topics like…
- “How To Submit Music For Review”
- “How To Be Your Own Publicist”
- “Band And Press Kit Essentials”
- “Building A Music Site That Sells: Promote Your CD Not Yourself” (one of my favorite), and on and on.
And you are just getting started.
Here's what you get inside the Indie Bible…
If you are unfamiliar with the Indie Bible, here's what you get:
- 1100 Publications from around the world that will REVIEW your music!
- 4600 Radio Stations and Shows from around the world that will PLAY your songs!
- 900 Music Blogs that will feature your music!
- 970 Record Labels that are ACCEPTING DEMOS! (at the time of me writing this)
- 140 CD Distributors!
- 120 Digital Music Distributors!
- 380 Digital Websites where you can UPLOAD your music!
- 28,000 Music Venues, Festivals, and Colleges!
- Plus 190 cutting edge ARTICLES that will help bring your career to a whole new level!
Think of how many people you could expose your music to just using one of those channels.
Are all these contacts and resources legit?
From a Bloggers/Podcasters' perspective, I can tell you that the Indie Bible works as advertised. I get tons of email and tons of snail mail from artists, record labels, and publicists – in many different genres – all over the world. Obviously, every artist doesn't get covered but each and everyone gets fair shot at coverage AND has direct access to me in order to follow up or establish a relationship.
They update this information throughout the year to keep everything fresh.
If you've been around long enough, you'll know that is not always the case with a lot of resources out there. You could be wasting your time and money sending out emails or mailers resources that no longer exist.
This information alone is worth the price of admission.
Plus, I've been promoting the Indie Bible for almost 10 years now and sold hundreds of copies. I can only think of one time when a customer complained and that was because they wanted a hard copybook. They used to have me but like everyone else, the Indie Bible is digital as it should be. It is easier to keep up to date and you can access it any time from another device.
The Indie Bible does a great job of putting together resources that compliment the rest of the content and serve the ultimate purpose of the book – providing a thorough and helpful resource for indie artists.
Some of the information that is missing is the contact information for Spotify Playlist Curators, YouTube Playlists Curators, Book Agents, and Venues.
To get those, you need to purchase them separately.
It really just depends on where you want to focus your efforts.
Here are linked to those:
- Indie Spotify Bible (Contact info for over 3,000 Spotify playlists)
- Indie YouTube Bible (Contact info for over 3,400 YouTube playlists)
- Indie Venue Bible (30,000 venues and festivals in the United States and Canada
- Booking Agents Directory (get more gigs with rock-solid contacts)
Another thing is, what's the best way to reach out?
What will you say to them?
Here's how I can help you solve that…
“DIY Musicians Only” Exclusive Bonus
If you purchase the Indie Bible through any of these exclusive links on this page and email your receipt to email@example.com, you will get my “Industry Contact Script.”
This script is the one I've used to get gigs, get my music discussed in blogs and podcasts, getting guest posts, and even increasing sales for nonmusic projects. You'll know exactly what to say to these music industry contacts to give your self the best chance at getting your music heard.
When you email your receipt, you'll also get my Email List Jumpstart Checklist. Your email list is your most important asset. It will allow you to reach out to fans and industry contacts over and over again. This checklist will show you how to start building your email list from scratch or improve the one you've started.
Remember, you only get these bonuses if you order through this link and email your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So there you have it, a quick review of the Indie Bible. I highly recommend you get yourself a copy if you are serious about getting the word out about your music. There is no way in hell you would be able to assemble all of this info on your own – you'd be nuts for trying. Besides, you have better things to do with your time, like write and play music.
Just so you know, I do get a small kickback if you should decide to buy The Indie Bible using a link on this site. I want to thank you for your support. I am an indie artist myself and I will use the cash generated as another revenue stream to cover some of the costs associated with being an indie artist. Rest assured that you are supporting a fellow artist and keeping it in the indie family.