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It’s hard being a DIY musician – part-time or full-time. You know this.

Doing most (or everything) on your own is tiring. Depending on your resources, you might have to be your own manager, PR person, accountant, and roadie. And on top of that, you can’t forget to be the artist.

Many indie musicians (myself included) experience a learning curve when it comes to doing some of those things, whether it’s the business side of music, promotion, or just creating and sharing more music.

So, to help you solve some of those common problems, here are three books that have encouraged many a musician.

These 5 New Books Will Teach You Valuable Lessons About Music History

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From artists' memoirs and biographies to graphic novels, these books about music released in 2014 place varied popular music styles within broader historic contexts. Through tales of inspiration and warnings of potential pitfalls, these incredible reads will teach you valuable lessons about how groundbreaking musicians have reshaped the music business – and even spurred on social change.

5 Inspirational Books Every Musician Should Read

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There are few things in life more enjoyable and calming than curling up with a great book and cup of coffee. With so many amazing books out there, it can be difficult and overwhelming trying to pick the right one. Here are five highly successful and well-received books focusing on music. Grab one – and your coffee  and give your creativity a little nudge