Randy ChertkowUSMaking Money With Music
Randy Chertkow is a musician, author, journalist, public speaker, instructor, and music consultant. He co-wrote Making Money With Music as well as the critically-acclaimed The Indie Band Survival Guide (Macmillan) (first and second editions), and The DIY Music Manual (Random House). He professionally speaks about music business and revenue generation at conventions, music organizations (e.g. The Recording Academy -- grammypro.org), businesses (Guitar Center), cities (New York City, Austin, Chicago), and schools (SAE, Music Industry Workshop, Columbia College). This includes speaking at venues such as Carnegie Hall. He is part of the band Beatnik Turtle, who have released over 500 songs spanning 20 albums, licensed music to Disney and Viacom, and written music for TV, films, and theater including Chicago's Second City. In 2007, they released a song every single day of the year.