Rock Your City

Rock Your City is the new book from John Michalak and Dan Cull, the owners of Gorilla Music and Gorilla Music Management. Gorilla Music is the biggest production company in the world that is helping local bands. John Michalak and Dan Cull have done it all, from owning concert clubs, and music magazines to perform live themselves.  Gorilla Music Management currently manage over 35 bands from around the country.

They have help over 50,000 bands and booked over 10,000 shows. The things they know take years and years to learn, or you could read their book and know it now. For example did you know that:

You cannot use promotion to grow your band’s following?

Your band’s pay is not based on how good your music is or how great you perform live?

Most local bands write songs that are not enjoyable to listen to by anyone that’s not in their band? Or why when a local band does write a great song they usually disregard it?

This ground breaking book explains the 5 steps it takes to become one of the biggest bands in your hometown. It destroys the age old myth that you need to be great promoters. The truth is you don’t need to know how to promote and you shouldn’t bother promoting your band at all at the local level.

Buy Rock Your City and learn what will really take your band to the next level.


Rock Your City: 5 Steps to Becoming the Biggest Band in Town is the first book from Gorilla Music and Rock Your City Books. It is geared towards helping local bands grow in their home markets, expand their fan bases, and improve as a whole. Rock Your City breaks down what bands need to do in order for them to grow. It explains how they can quickly make a name for themselves within their local music scene.

Rock Your City: 5 Steps to Becoming the Biggest Band in Town


John Michalak and Dan Cull are proud to announce the release of their book, Rock Your City: 5 Steps to Becoming the Biggest Band in Town. The book is fueled by John and Dan’s experiences in the music industry and is packed with advice for bands on how to book and prepare for shows, how to effectively network and promote themselves, and so much more.

“You can’t make it in this business without being able to network and without being able to write great songs,” says John, “this book shows you how to do both.” John and Dan, co-owners of Gorilla Music and Rock X Records, have over 40 years of experience in the music industry. They’ve done it all, from performing their own music to running their own recording studio, owning and operating Peabody’s concert club in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, to running one of the most successful concert production companies in the country. They have been booking and managing local bands across the country for the past 15 years.

Rock Your City is the first book of its kind and a must-read for not only musicians, but also for managers, agents, talent buyers, club owners, and anyone plugged into the music industry. Pick up your copy of Rock Your City today!