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The Musician's Survival Guide

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Want to be more successful in the music business?

I'm an artist, guitarist, songwriter, producer, etc.  When you are a "DIY" musician, you wear MANY hats.  Music has been a passion of mine since I was a kid and I jumped into the business as a profession right out of high school.  While my friends were in college, I spent that time traveling the country as a musician.  I was working for a band with a couple #1 hits & several Top 40 songs and learned a ton about being a working musician.  But, this was just the beginning.

I've been a working musician ever since and have watched the music industry get very complicated in a short time.  So, I decided to document as much as I could about my journey in the music industry to give you some guidance so you can chase after your dream.  I created The MUSICIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE to do just that... help you be more equipped to chase after your dream.

Check out this video to see what is exactly in The Musician's Survival Guide

"How To Write Great Songs, Record Them,  Market Your Music, Get Them On The Radio, Put Your Band Together, Tour & Perform, Release a CD, and So Much More... Plus, must have Contracts & Documents for the music biz!"

Endorsed by artists and experts!  Continue reading to see their comments!

Erwin Musper (Van Halen, David Bowie, Elton John, Def Leppard, Scorpions, & many more)

Nicholas Petricca (Walk The Moon)

​Eliot Sloan (Blessid Union Of Souls)

The Musician’s Survival Guide consists of ten individual guides written & developed by yours truly, CJ Lambert. These guides collectively make up the Musician’s Survival Guide.  I explain many essential topics & techniques in such an easy to understand way as an effort to help guide any musician to success. Every musician’s measurement of “success” is different. So, each guide is developed in a way to cater to the professional while including the details for a beginner.

After spending several years touring, writing, and recording with some heavy hitters in the business, I had a sudden urge to document what I have learned over the years.  My main objective was to provide the passionate musician with the tools and knowledge in order for you to consistently be at the top of your game. As a result, The Musician’s Survival Guide came to life!

The guides included are:

- How To Write a Song

- How To Record a Song

- Microphone Placement Techniques

- How To Put Your Band Together

- Buying Studio Time?

- Marketing Your Music

- How To Plan a CD Release Party

- Touring and Performing

- Keep The Dream Alive

- Explanation of Documents


Physical and customizable digital versions of:

-20 Music Business Contracts

-11 Career Managing Spreadsheets

-Stage Plot


From the hobbyist to the professional, this is a “MUST HAVE” for any musician that is serious about what they do.  Take a look at what some industry veterans are saying about The Musician’s Survival Guide…

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“It's not only that a book like this is a great help for any aspiring musician, but the real value is that it is written by someone whom I have worked with many times over the years, so I can vouch for his deep knowledge about the topics he discusses. This book will make your learning curve much steeper.”

Erwin Musper: International Producer/Engineer (Van Halen, David Bowie, Elton John, Def Leppard, Scorpions, & many more). His name appears on over 80 million albums sold.

"CJ Lambert is a prolific songwriter, intelligent musician, and most importantly a great source of positive energy and ideas. This guide is a testament to his outstanding passion and years of experience in the music business."

Nicholas Petricca: Founding member of the international band Walk The Moon.

“CJ Lambert has hit the nail on the head with this book. The points that he addresses are essential to every musician, newbie or veteran, to help inspire us and remind us of why we’re in this business in the first place.”

Eliot Sloan: Founding member, songwriter, and lead singer of the platinum selling band Blessid Union Of Souls.

Contracts included are:

Artist & Producer Agreement

Artist Performance Rider

Assignment of Copyright

Audio Recording Release

Booking Agent Agreement

Co-Publishing Contract 

License of Copyright

License of Copyright TV & Film

Management Agreement

Parental Consent Form

Performance Agreement

Performance Musician Work For Hire

Photographer Agreement

Producer “Work for Hire” Agreement

Recording Contract

Royalty Payments Agreement

Songwriter’s Contract (Single Song)

Studio Musician “Work For Hire” Contract

Video Recording Release

Videographer Agreement

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10 "How To" Guides included:

Writing, Recording, Mic Placements, Forming a Band, Studio Sessions, Marketing, Releasing a CD, Touring, Keeping the Dream Alive, and explanations of the included documents.

BONUS CD of all included Documents!

Spreadsheets included are:

Email List: Master

Email List: Sign-up Sheet

Equipment List

Mileage Log

Music Connections

My Music Business Team

Press Kit Tracker

Show Tracker

Shows Income/Expenses

Songwriter Splits

Travel Expenses

Stage Plot included:

Stage Plot: Sample

Stage Plot: Customizable

Let's take a look at the value you are getting...

The MSG includes 10 guides on topics that I have seen similar books/ebooks sell online for $27 each.

The MSG includes 20 music biz contracts that I have seen similar ones sell online for as much as $40 each.

The MSG includes 11 career managing spreadsheets that I have NOT seen available for sale. But they are now!  I value these at $7 each.  Plus, a customizable stage plot is included valued at $5.

This is a total value of $1,152  CRAZY!!!

10 x $27 = $270

20 x $40 = $800

​11 x $7 = $77

1 x $5 = well... $5

Total Value = $1,152!!!

I want to make The Musician's Survival Guide more accessible

for my music friends so I slashed the prices.

This is a $1,152 value starting at only $120

Take control of your music... Keep the dream alive!

TWO Options for ordering The MUSICIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE!

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To pay by check, or if you have any questions, contact CJ directly at

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