The world has never been more ready for independent musicians to make a living from their music. The golden goose right now is most certainly placements in  film, tv and commercials, as a way to generate income, royalties, and exposure. But there are others, and it is getting more exciting daily. As the possibilities for distribution expand, and virtually anyone can record and release music, it is more important than ever that songwriters hone their craft and develop strong creative processes to rise above the babble. These books and websites are incredible resources in fine-tuning craft, providing inspiration and creative launch pads, as well as cutting edge advice on marketing yourself.