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The Artist Survival Manual Is A Free Book That Answers All Your Questions About Recording In Nashville -- Newly Revised By Best Selling Author Robert Metzgar

Best selling author Robert Metzgar has released the book that answers all your questions about recording in Nashville. His million selling Artist Survival Manual is now free of charge to singer/songwriters. The book is the most downloaded manual online as a music reference book that is used in colleges, universities and graduate programs worldwide. The book reflects the many changes in the digital era at

Hollywood, Nashville, New York (PRWEB) May 14, 2010 -- Legends Hall Of Fame producer Robert Metzgar has released an updated version of the best selling book, Artist Survival Manual, which can be downloaded by singer/songwriters free of charge at the website The 250+ page book answers all the many questions that new artists have about breaking through the "secrecy" of the music business, obtaining a record deal, and promoting their product on the national and international charts in Billboard. The incredible part is the best selling book is completely "free of charge." There are no gimmicks, no requirements other than a computer to download the pdf files online.

"After 35 years of working in this music business, I felt like it was time to update our free Artist Survival Manual for the digital age," Metzgar said in an interview with Entertainment Headline News ( "Over a million people have downloaded the original book" for advice and direction with their music career from all genres of music since I made it available online, Metzgar said. "The best part about the book is that it is totally free to artists, singer/songwriters and people within the music community." It normally sells for $24.95 in book form.

The Internet has brought about some of the most positive and exciting rewards for all "indie" music artists that want a career in music. In the past decade, if an artist didn't have a major label that signed them, it was difficult for any artist to really break through on the national level. In today's new age of music, many major label acts have actually become "indie" artists, leaving their labels to pursue their own careers in a much more lucrative environment financially as an independent artist.

The Internet has helped new artists break through like Atlanta based Zac Brown band ( to the national & international level at a much faster pace. I answer (in this free 250+ page reference manual) all the questions that the new artist has about costs, online web content, design of those web pages, marketing, distribution & promotion and selling your CD. "I tell you step by step everything that you need to do" in the first eighteen months after you get ready to record your CD in the studio. And, our operators will help you with questions by simply calling 800-767-4984 (toll free). Metzgar answers production and important questions himself within 48 hours of emails sent to robertmetzgar(at)aol(dot)com online.

We have 24-7 FAQ answers online. Real people answer our phones and talk with artists about what they need to do to advance their career. Perhaps the most read section of the book is the section where we show artists how to raise their first $15-30,000 to get started. One of the newest examples of an artist that has broken through at the national level is Native American artist Victoria Blackie. The storybook rise of Victoria Blackie ( to national prominence and superstar status as a performer is almost too incredible to believe.

Victoria was produced by Robert Metzgar (, created and promoted on a CD distributed by Platinum Plus International ( Records and has become one of the most sought after new artists in country music today. She didn't have the massive multi-million dollar backing that Taylor Swift and other artists have had. She did it all on her own very similar to Loretta Lynn, George Jones, & Alan Jackson. She's a traditional country artist that has been heralded in the Chicago papers as "Nashville's new traditionalist." Her single "Wanted Man" is currently in the Top-200 Hot Country Singles index in Billboard and she's booked solid playing dates in casinos, fairs and festivals.

It's all in the book. Every step you need to take, from raising your initial costs to recording your album in Nashville, developing a national and international career through the right management, production and promotion. Robert Metzgar is the only producer in history to ever have 14 active single releases in the Hot Country Singles charts at one time, all with bullets on February 4th, 1994. He was elected to the Legends Hall Of Fame after being nominated by Roy Clark & Willie Nelson into the Academy Of International Recording Artists. The producer sings lead in the Smokey River Boys ( and has been producing prestigious award winning artists for the past 30+ years in Nashville.

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