No one understands the music industry--from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices--better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need To Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called “the industry bible” and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive. Drawing on his unique, up-to-the-minute experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers advice concerning: - The Copyright Royalty Board’s latest decisions regarding online transmissions. - The developing new customs concerning new technologies such as streaming on demand, ringtones, and digital downloads. Passman also gives guidance on other fundamental issues such as how to: - Select and hire a winning team of advisors--personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys--and structure their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships. - Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals. - Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyright law. - Maximize concert touring and merchandising deals. Almost everyone in the music business, from musicians and songwriters to entertainment lawyers and record company executives, are scrambling to sort out what is going to happen next, and Passman is right in the thick of these changes. Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
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The Art of Music Publishing provides an inspirational framework, reference, and best practice for those working directly in music creation, exploitation, or media content. It outlines the contractual roles and relationships between Publishers, Songwriter-Composers, Producers, Managers, A&R, Games Developers, Investors, Film/TV and Media Executives, in an often complex international environment. The book also examines the political and social impact of new technology on international markets and future revenue streams. Understand music publishing contracts and key terms. Copyright registration, exploitation, licensing, and synchronization. Maximizing revenue from record sales, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print, and alternative digital media Catalogue acquisition and valuation. Calculating royalties. Industry structure and international music publishing societies Managing digital rights, online music distribution, and emerging income streams. Includes key insights from leading Industry executives and visionaries
Entertainment is now a $500 billion industry that reaches into every corner of human life. The Entertainment Marketing Revolution: Bringing the Moguls, the Media, and the Magic to the World profiles that industry, from film to print, music to theme parks--and shows exactly how to find and reach your market in today's insanely competitive marketplace. Discover the driving forces, key synergies, new opportunities, and advanced marketing techniques today's top companies are riding to success... and learn how to create tomorrow's blockbuster properties, starting today.
These are exciting times for musicians, record companies, fans - in fact, for anyone with a passion for music. The internet is bringing about a revolution in the way we produce, distribute and listen to music, and new rules, new deals, new players and new opportunities weem to be apperaing every day. Where will it end? Will record companies survive? Will MP3 bring down the industry? Can today's musicians use the net to go it alone and make a living? How are the record deals of the future going to look? How do you run your own internet record label or online radio station? Is Napster here to stay? Music & The Internet Revolution contains all of the answers, tips and know-how you need to fully embrace the Digital Age, from webcasting live concerts to reaching fans by e-mail to setting up your own website. Packed with advice, and with a fully comprehensive appendix of important web sites, it is the first definitive guide to the net's extraordinary impact on the music business.
This book contains everything you need to know about the business of Music Production, Creativity, Songwriting, Audio Technology, Releasing your own music, plus more. Authored by Music Industry Veteran and Associate Professor, Tony Dofat.
Artist Management for the Music Business, Second Edition provides key industry insight for both new and experienced artist managers, plus exclusive planning guidance, current management tools, and successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage. You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management and become skilled with the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finance, market an artist, and carve out the successful career path for both yourself and your clients. The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. I think this is a great book, and currently it is the only book of its kind that completely meets the objectives of a college-level artist management course textbook. ---Kai Thietje, Course Director, Full Sail University I know young managers who should own this book. ---Wayne Patton, former Senior VP of Music Publishing for CBS and SBK This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.
This Book Makes it Easy for Almost Anyone to Generate Over $500,000.00 or More a Year as An Independent Artist in The Music Industry! Get the Insiders Secrets on How To Successfully: . Negotiate TOP DOLLAR when booking shows . Promote yourself PROFESSIONALLY . Develop the TOOLS YOU NEED to make a name for yourself . BREAK OUT of the gig to gig existence . Have clubs LINING UP to book YOU! . EARN MORE MONEY from the gigs you are already working . ALWAYS have a venue to play . Organize a HIGH PAYING TOUR . Work the media for MAXIMUM EXPOSURE . Negotiate for FREE advertising . Sell your CDs WITHOUT A RECORD LABEL . GRAB THE ATTENTION of the 'big guys' . SUCCESSFULLY promote yourself to the 'hidden markets' . MAKE YOURSELF RICH AND FAMOUS If you're seriously ready to kick start your career, this is the book you need, It's everything you need to make it to the top, except the talent!
If Your In The Music Business, Read This Today you need to view yourself through the new rules of the music industry. Those who play by them will succeed. Gone are the old days where you would hope to get signed and then become a star (i.e. everything would be done for you). Do you wonder why other artists are getting breaks and you are not? Making it in the music industry isn't about catching that big break anymore. Getting your career off the ground can be a long and scary task. In this cutting-edge book Tommy Swindali maps out everything you need to know and provides you with the tools necessary to get to where you want to be. The tools are yours to use, but only if you want it bad enough. Find out why you should run your music career like a business. Then allow me to simplify that process and walk you through all the steps that the professionals take. You don't want to be another tired and broke artist forced to get a job you hate. Do yourself a favor. Whether you are an active or aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this book is perfect for you. In this book you will discover: What to Look for When Making a Deal Understand The Importance of Streaming and Subscription Discover The New Rules of The Music Industry with "360 Degree" Deals Connect With The Right People Who Will Help You to The Next Level Multiply Your Income Forever With Music Licensing How to Get Signed and Have A&Rs Chasing You The Secrets to Using Funding Develop Your Brand and Make a Good First Impression Monetizing Your Music And Much, Much More So if you want to go somewhere big with your music and/or learn the music business Click Add To Cart
Bad news: The music business is packed with hidden agendas. Good news: There’s one indispensable guide that helps songwriters, musicians, executives, lawyers, and managers understand the music business and travel its shark-infested waters safely and confidently. What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition. This new, fully revised edition presents even more priceless insider information, updated for today’s music scene, plus clear explanations and advice on the new transparency in agreements, the impact of agent-artist agreements, new webcasting opportunities, changes in copyright law, royalty limits, and all the other developments in law and technology, plus advice for songwriters, A&R people, and artists, and much, much more. Packed with real-world ideas and tips, What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Revised and Updated is the must-have guide for creative types and business types—everyone who works in the music industry. “Intelligent and accessible.” —David Geffen From the Hardcover edition.