All You Need to Know about the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743293181
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

A guide to the music business and its legal issues provides real-world coverage of a wide range of topics, including teams of advisors, record deals, songwriting and music publishing, touring, and merchandising.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795309775
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

All You Need to Know about the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743246373
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Music

A resource for anyone in the music industry by a prominent entertainment lawyer covers every area of the business through a range of humorous and illustrative anecdotes and includes in the latest edition updated information on record labels, royalties, budgets, tours, and copyright law. 40,000 first printing.

Music Money and Success

Author: Jeffrey Brabec
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780857126467
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Music

The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry. Millions dream of attaining glamour and wealth through music. This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must-have for every songwriter, performer and musician.

Artist Management for the Music Business

Author: Paul Allen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136123177
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Allen prepares you for the realities of successfully directing the careers of talented performers in the high-risk, high-reward music business. You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management - and then learn the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finances, market an artist, and carve out a 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. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the book's companion website. A peer reviewer for Artist Management for the Music Business proclaimed ".this is going to be an excellent text. It contains many unique insights and lots of valuable information. This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.

100 Careers in the Music Business

Author: Tanja L. Crouch
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438081170
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The music industry has undergone radical changes in recent years, but abundant career opportunities still exist for beginners with talent, imagination, and a love of music. The record industry and its dealers have suffered recent setbacks, but most other aspects of the music business continue to flourish and this book tells beginners how and where to find rewarding jobs. Highly talented singers, song writers, and instrumentalists are always in demand, but many lesser known and rewarding career opportunities exist, with new avenues opening virtually every day. Among job opportunities described in this book are astists' agents and managers, talent agents, sound technicians, film and TV technicians, film and TV production managers, advertising illustrators and copywriters, publicists, and many others. The author tells beginners how to match their own qualifications with potential job openings, seek and find job interviews, and get into the music business. For each job designation, she lists the special skills needed, describes a typical workday, and presents actual case studies of men and women who have found music career openings, and have gone on to make the most of them. Sidebar features include at-a-glance career tips and describes the best and worst things about each job. New in this edition is information on how today's new technologies have influenced careers and created opportunities in the music business. The book's several appendices include lists of names, addresses, and web sites of music unions, organizations, directories, magazines, and schools offering degrees in music business management. There is also a glossary of music business and technical terms.

Welcome to the Music Business

Author: Martin Atkins
Publisher: Soluble Llc
ISBN: 0979731313
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Music

Unlike most music-industry books, this guide is a gritty, punky, and irreverent real-life look at what goes into being a musician. Removing the rose-colored glasses, Martin Atkins—a lifelong music-industry professional—delivers the truth about the music business and its struggles with razor-sharp wit. Potential pitfalls are laid bare among illustrations and humor, sweeping niceties away to show readers how to keep from being derailed by band mates, record labels, managers, booking agents, and most importantly—themselves.

Music Business For Dummies

Author: Loren Weisman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119049654
Release Date: 2015-06-29
Genre: Music

"Learn to: " Navigate the music business to pursue a successful and sustainable career Follow a plan that builds your success, one step at a time Create a brand that stands out to fans and industry professionals Understand music publishing, contracts, copyrights, and licensing Your definitive guide to succeeding in the music industry Have you paid your dues on the stage or in the studio as an aspiring musician, but still haven't seen your slice of the pie? You've come to the right place! Written by an industry expert who knows the ins and outs of the biz, this friendly guide takes the guesswork out of making it in the music world -- and shows you how to achieve and sustain a career in today's music business. Music to your ears -- learn how to create a music business plan that can get you noticed by investors, music professionals, studio execs, sponsors, and more The sound of music -- write, rehearse, record, perform, and sell your music, and grasp the importance of copyrights and licensing More cowbell -- optimize your website and social media presence, and learn how to brand yourself for ultimate success On the road again -- find out how to make the most of touring and performing, from keeping yourself healthy to paying your bills while you're away Open the book and find: How to make more money from your work with smart distribution Ways to build your brand to get more people talking about your music Guidance on getting gigs, going on tour, and growing your presence Plain-English guidance on tracking website traffic and social media Ten habits common to successful musicians Tips on how to present yourself professionally

How To Make It in the New Music Business Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Author: Ari Herstand
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 9781631491511
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Performing Arts

"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

What They ll Never Tell You about the Music Business

Author: Peter M. Thall
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: 0823007081
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Music

This insider guide discloses the hidden dynamics and often unfortunate consequences of what really happens when a deal is prepared, contracts are signed, and promises are made--and alerts musicians, attorneys, songwriters, and anyone else interested in the music business to the potent dangers lurking beneath the surface of this incredibly competitive industry.

The Future of the Music Business

Author: Steve Gordon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781617130724
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Music

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs. The Future of the Music Business provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video. The book also provides practical tips for: Selling music online; Using blogs and social networks; Developing an online record company; Creating an Internet radio station; Opening an online music store; Raising money for recording projects online; Creating a hit song in the Digital Age; Taking advantage of wireless technologies, and much more. This revised third edition is the most up-to-date and thorough examination of current trends, and offers special sections on: What to do if someone steals your song; Protecting the name of your band or label ; How to find and get a music lawyer to shop your music; How to land a deal with an indie, or a major label. The video includes a comprehensive lecture, "How to Succeed in Today's Music Business," delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

The Music Business Explained in Plain English

Author: David Naggar
Publisher: Daje Pub
ISBN: 1577465725
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Music

The title says it all. This revised, updated and expanded edition offers savvy dealmaking techniques, methods to protect musical works, and career-building and money-saving tips for musicians. It is an invaluable primer for artists and songwriters who feel like they are at the mercy of industry pros. Among the topics covered are: agents managers attorneys sending out material record companies distributors the effects of the internet explosion royalty rates recording contracts copyright music publishing contracts creating ones own publishing company trademarks music videos issues between band members touring music for film and television jingles

The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing

Author: Randall D. Wixen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1423468546
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Music

(Book). Publishing is one of the most complex and lucrative parts of the music business. Industry expert Randall Wixen covers everything from mechanical, performing and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English. This updated and revised edition has been prepared in light of the ever-changing landscape of music publishing, taking into account factors like illegal downloading and recent announcements from the Copyright Royalty Board. With an added "DIY" chapter, the author demonstrates why the playing field has changed for the traditional copyright adminstrators, and how musicians just starting out can protect their own work until they hit the big time.

This Business of Music

Author: M. William Krasilovsky
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: 9780823077236
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Music

A complete and up-to-date guide to the music industry covers such topics as record industry trends, copyright law, sources of publishing income, buying and selling of catalogues, agents and managers, and music videos.

Music Business Handbook and Career Guide

Author: David Baskerville
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506303147
Release Date: 2015-12-23
Genre: Business & Economics

This powerhouse best-selling text remains the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, Eleventh Edition offers surpasses any other resource available. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David Baskerville and Tim Baskerville’s handbook an indispensable resource, regardless of their specialty within the music field. This text is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and Music Business Foundations as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. The fully updated Eleventh Edition includes coverage of key topics such as copyright, licensing, songwriting, concert venues, and the entrepreneurial musician. Uniquely, it provides career-planning insights on dozens of job categories in the diverse music industry.