Regular readers will know that I recently published the Kindle version of my book “Awakening: The Music Industry In The Digital Age”. Many of you have already bought it (thank you!) but some of you also wanted to know when the paperback edition was going to be available. Well you need wait no longer, you can buy the paperback version of ‘Awakening’ right now by clicking here.
If you are interested in the music industry then this is the book for you. Whether you are a label executive, music publisher, artist, songwriter, entrepreneur or simply interested in what you can learn from the music industry’s experience and want to know what the future holds then this is the book for you.
I wrote this book with three key objectives in mind:
1. To provide the definitive account of the music industry in the digital era, as an antidote the distorted picture that is painted by the biased and often poorly informed extremes that dominate the industry narrative
2. To help anyone in the music business better understand how the other parts of the industry work, what they think and what their priorities are
3. To act as a primer for anyone wanting to build career or business in the music industry, so they know exactly what they’re getting in to, how the business works, the relationships, the conflicts and what’s been tried before. I want to help people not waste energy making the same mistakes others have, and to also benefit from the insight and experiences of the super smart people I interviewed in the book
The book is full of data, analysis and interviews with more 50 interviews with the CEOs, senior decision makers, artists, managers, start up founders and other decision makers that have shaped the music industry over the last 15 years. It includes chapters on every key part of the industry (labels, artists, songwriters, start ups, tech companies etc.) and is split into three sections:
- How We Got Here
- The Digital Era
- A Vision For The Future
This really is the only book you need to read on the music industry’s digital transition. But don’t just take my word for it, check out these 5 Star Reviews:
“Great book on today’s digital music business – how we got here, who did what and most crucially why they did it. There’s no shortage of firmly held opinions and theories about the music industry and how it has navigated its digital transformation and Mulligan’s book is an essential analysis of what’s actually been going on. Insightful, non-judgemental and very well researched and informed, if you want to understand today’s digital music business, read this book.”
And if you’re still not convinced, take a read of the sample chapters on Amazon. ‘Awakening’ is also available on iTunes and Google Play.
I hope you find the book as interesting to read as I did writing it.