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Six-Figure Musician - Hardcover (BIG)Welcome to, the home of Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business. This site has all the information you need about this book, including how you can get a copy free.

My name is David Hooper and I’m the author.

I help upcoming artists and songwriters to make more money in the music business. Since 1995, it’s what I’ve done on a daily basis.

If you want to make more money in the music business, this book is for you.

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My belief is that today’s music business has more opportunity for musicians and songwriters than ever before. If you’re willing to take control of your career and embrace change, you can be successful and make a lot of money.

Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business is 272 pages of “big picture” ideas and proven marketing strategies that will help you to succeed in the new music business. It is a realistic, hype-free guide that will help you get to unleash your music and make a great living.

Right now, you can get a copy free.

Why Free?

The “short answer” is that I’m more interested in spreading ideas that can change the music business than making a few bucks. I don’t want a few dollars to be a barrier to people getting this very important information.

Letting you download the book for free lets you suspend any skepticism you have that what I’m saying about the music business is true. You’ll be able to see it for yourself, before purchasing.

I take all the risk.

My goal is to provide you with so much value that, even though you can keep the entire book for free, you’ll still want to pay for it.

So far, the majority of people have done just that.

If you’d like to purchase this book and help support what I’m doing, I have a couple of low-priced, paid options available, including a $9.99 Kindle version and a paperback $13.57. There is also an audio book you can get free with a trial subscription to Audible.

If you feel this information is worthwhile and you’d like to support me in creating future books, I hope you’ll choose one of the paid options.

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What’s Inside

Fail Fast, Fail Often • Be a Little Better, Do a Little Better • Which of These 7 Qualities Do You Have? • Is This a Dream? • What Will Happen to the Phone Sex Girls? • Paralyzed Musicians • It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect •  Impact • The Magic Bullet to Ensure Success In Music • Ease • How to Choose Your Path • Don’t Get Too Comfortable • Getting Used to Change • 7 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Taking Risks • The Myth of the Overnight Success • Resilience • The Record Label Fantasy • Payola • Musician Wins Lotto • Spray and Pray •  How to Get a Record Deal • Two Different Acts With a Single Thing In Common • Play Your Game • The Do-It-Yourself Record Company Model • Is a Record Deal Right for You? • Don’t Wait to Get Started • Use a Laser, Not a Wrecking Ball • Your Ideal Customer • Music Marketing Simplified • Fun Works Both Ways • 7 Tips to Build Rapport With Fans (Or Anybody) • “Dance With the One That Brung Ya.” • The “Secret Code” of Fans • Start Where You Are •  Let Your Freak Flag Fly • Watch for Patterns • Alienate Some People • Embrace the Slow Burn • Flash In the Pan • Empathy – An Essential (And Profitable) Skill • 9 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward • Two Acts, Two Outcomes • “Those Guys Are Still Around?” • If a Tree Falls and Nobody Is Around to Hear It … •  Own the Media • The Power of One • A Word On Fan Relationships • Ways to Engage Fans Using Social Media • 13 Tips for Social Media Success • Social Media Rules for You and Your Team • The Power of Social Media In Offline Integration • Welcome to the V.I.P. Section • One Way to Screw Everything Up and Lose All Your Fans • The Majority of People Are Not Like You • How Most People Think About Music • Know What You’re Selling • How to Go Big • The Power of Making People Feel Good • What People Want • This Is Never About You • Your Relationship With Fans • The “Superfan” • How to Compete (And Win) In the Music Business • Honesty Will Take You a Long Way  • Digital Music Is Invisible • The Drip Method • Music Marketing Lessons From a Gas Station •  If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em • The Value of Music Piracy  •  Are You Moving Closer to Your Goals? • 8 Ways to Make Money Giving Your Music Away for Free • What Are Your Music Business Goals? • The Biggest Problem You (And Other Musicians) Will Face  • The 80/20 Rule • The Balance of Business and Art • Taking Care of Business • How to Segment Your Work • Your Key to Getting Things Done  • If You Want Something Done Right … • How to Avoid Burnout • The Movie Man • Segment Your Mailing List • Forget the Format and Distribution • Forget the Website • The Harsh Reality of the Music Business (And How to Navigate It) • How to Use Email Effectively • Does This Sound Like You? • Give People a Reason to Sign Up for Your List • Do Email Marketing the Right Way • Sending Postcards • Best Examples of Selling Music and Merch At Live Shows • Phone Calls • What to Do When People Say No • Audio Messages • Text Messages • Video Messages • Make Fans Feel Important  •  The Live Show Experience • Ways to Sell Merchandise At Your Live Show  • The Importance of Social Proof  •  Selling Music Beyond the Live Show • Catering to the Collectors • Think Beyond Music

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Musician Resources

5-Minute Musician Website – Forget the web designer! You’ll get a FREE website builder, unlimited email with, and hosting for under $5/month.

Automate Your Mailing List – Aweber is a great autoresponder service that will automate your email process. Perfect for sending out a newsletter or keeping your street team motivated.

RED Podcast – This is my marketing podcast about how to build influence and spread ideas. There is plenty of information that will help you grow your audience, get more people to your shows, and make more money in the music business.