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Writing this book was a hell lot of work, and it took me almost 10 years to complete it. It’s the first book I’ve ever written, I’m not a professional writer, and English isn’t my native language. But it was a tremendous exercise, and I learned a whole lot during the entire process, while I thought I knew everything already. To me, this endeavor was something like the search for the Holy Grail (sorry for the expression, I’m not even a religious person), the search for solutions that could help musicians to become successful on their own, without having to produce purely commercial chart pop and without having to participate in some awkward talent show.
And I’m very excited to tell you that there is hope.
It is not only still possible to become successful by making good music nowadays, but you’ll even learn that chances for you to make it on your own will be much higher if you do exactly THE OPPOSITE of what all of today’s bubble gum teen pop stars and producers are doing.
YOU CAN STILL SELL MILLIONS OF RECORDS NOWADAYS — YOU WILL JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW IT CAN BE DONE.
You may not yet believe this at this point — but as soon as you will see the numbers and you will start to understand the problems of the industry, the solutions will become apparent.
I’m calling this book a “manual” by the way, as it offers clear instructions on what has to be done. It offers practical solutions, plus all of the theoretical background information you’ll ever need. You’ll be guided through the entire process, from playing with your friends in your basement or garage to worldwide fame. Well, you’ll see how far you will get with it.
This is the first release of this manual by the way. Version 1.0 as of June 2019 if you want. So I would like to apologize in advance for all possible typos and other small mistakes you may find. As said before, I’m not a writer and English isn’t my native language, but I hope the entire thing is still somewhat readable.
If you should notice anything wrong or really awful, then please let me know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, even better, create an account on jamplifier.com and discuss everything in the forums:
Note that this is an ongoing project. As the entire manual has been written using online tools I developed myself, I will easily be able to update it, and it shall be improved on a regular basis. You may also contact me if you have suggestions or if you notice something important to be missing. Any kind of feedback is welcome. Thanks in advance for your help and support.
I would like to apologize to Justin Bieber, to Beyoncé and to other entertainers who will be mentioned as examples of what’s wrong with today’s music and with today’s music industry. I have no personal problems with those people, and the world needs music and entertainers of all kinds of course.
I would also like to mention that this manual will help you to improve as an artist no matter what music genre you’re into. The rules and recommendations will be the same for all genres, no matter if we talk about rock, pop, folk, punk, heavy metal, or even hip hop or disco and dance music for example.
THERE IS NO GOOD OR BAD GENRE, THERE IS ONLY GOOD AND BAD MUSIC.
And at least 95% of all music in every genre is crap. This has always been the case, even in the 20th century when people were still buying like crazy. We’ll talk about that soon.
Note that this is an educational project in many ways. Reading this manual means learning a lot about what’s wrong with the entire world of music at the moment.
IF YOU WANT TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL ON YOUR OWN, THEN YOU’LL NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHY OTHERS FAIL, AND WHY THE ENTIRE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS FAILING.
Get educated, as you will need all of the information you can possibly get in order to succeed.
Thanks to all of those who are supporting this project and thanks to all of you who are trying to turn this world into a better place by making great music.
This manual is for you!
Don’t forget that it may also be a good idea to join jamplifier.com, which shall become a community of artists interested in making music that shall really make a dent.
Meet me here: