Author: Randall Wixen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2009-11-01
(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.
Author: Helen Gammons
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2011-01-12
Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as exploring the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing. The supporting website includes video interviews and podcasts with music business legends. 'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.' David 'Hawk' Wolinski Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever. "Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes." From Simon Napier Bell Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.
Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics
The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business across the continent, and the changes keep coming at breakneck speed. How are record labels adapting to the demand for instantly accessible, low-cost music while coping with piracy? How can Canadian musicians break into the global market? And what does it all mean for aspiring and established artists today? Donald Passman, one of the most trusted music lawyers in the United States, offers his sage advice for creating, selling, sharing, and protecting your music in the Information Age in this updated Canadian edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business. And now Canadian musicians have a voice of their own, as Chip Sutherland, one of Canada’s most distinguished entertainment lawyers, offers insight into the industry trends and particulars of the Great White North. Executives and artists, experts and novices alike will benefit from these detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the latest technologies, legalities, and practices shaping the music business, such as: • Royalties for music transmitted via digital downloads, streaming services, cloud lockers, and apps • Updated licensing regulations and industry agreements • Selecting and hiring a winning team of advisors—personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys—and structuring their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships • Mastering the major and the finer points of contract negotiations In a bonus Canadian content section at the end of each chapter, they give guidance on the basics, such as how to: • Navigate the Canadian marketplace and the transition to a global presence • Find Canadian financial grants and bursaries • Understand regulations governing Canadian content development • Recognize the unique features of Canadian deal structures • Maximize concert, touring, and merchandising agreements in Canadian and American marketplaces Anyone interested in making and marketing music—musicians, songwriters, agents, promoters, publishers, managers, and record company executives—needs this crucial text to keep up with the frenetic pace of technological and legal change. No one understands the music business on both sides of the border better than Passman and Sutherland. Let them show you how to “make it” in one of the world’s most dynamic and challenging industries.
Author: Steve Winogradsky
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business and law students. Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing; songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read narratives explain the key points for all of these types of deals. There are many sample agreements included in the book, all annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract language. There are also links to copyright and publishing resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world incidents. If you're looking for a thorough grounding and go-to reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course, your search is over.
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.
Author: Eric Beall
Publisher: Berklee Press
Release Date: 2004
(Berklee Press). Making Music Make Money will educate songwriters, as well as aspiring music business entrepreneurs in the basics of becoming an effective independent music publisher. Topics include a discussion of the various roles a publisher plays in the music business: collection, administration, protection, exploitation and evaluation. A major emphasis is placed on the exploitation process, and the importance of creating a sound business model for a new publishing venture. Eric Beall is a Creative Director for Zomba Music Publishing, as well as a former songwriter and record producer. In his role at Zomba, Eric has signed and developed top writers including Steve Diamond, KNS Productions, and Riprock & Alex G. and has coordinated and directed Zomba writers in the development of material for Jive Records pop superstars like Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music.
Author: Richard Stim
Release Date: 2015-09-28
If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to: find the right manager buy, insure and maintain equipment get gigs and get paid tour on a budget use samples do covers legally protect your copyright trademark your band's name choose a recording studio sell your music manage your website understand record contracts deal with taxes Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms available. Interactive forms are downloadable.
Author: Steve Gordon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-01
(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.
Author: Paul Allen
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-07-17
With the evolution of the music business and the shifting influence of large record labels, the artist manager is now – more than ever – at the center of an artist’s career. Artist managers are tasked with keeping abreast of the music industry and supporting the artists under their management while simultaneously managing their own careers. Including key industry insights, exclusive planning guidance, management tools, and strategies for a successful career, Artist Management for the Music Business has the tools to support any new or experienced artist manager. Through its analysis of over a dozen case studies, lessons, and contract examples, author Paul Allen provides a focused look at managing artists’ careers. This follow-up to the best-selling second edition features a new chapter on entrepreneurship including detailed information on how to run an artist management enterprise as a business and includes coverage of anticipating risks, reacting to challenges, and basic money management. The chapter also contains additional sections on the effective use of social media, the Web, and handling online promotion. For additional resources, visit the book’s website at www.artistmanagementonline.com.
Author: Allen Bargfrede
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2017-05-01
(Berklee Press). With the free-form exchange of music files and musical ideas online, understanding copyright laws has become essential to career success in the new music marketplace. This cutting-edge, plain-language guide shows you how copyright law drives the contemporary music industry. By looking at the law and its recent history, you will understand the new issues introduced by the digital age, as well as continuing issues of traditional copyright law. Whether you are an artist, lawyer, entertainment Web site administrator, record label executive, student, or other participant in the music industry, this book will help you understand how copyright law affects you, helping you use the law to your benefit. * How do you get fair compensation for your work and avoid making costly mistakes? * Can you control who is selling your music on their website? * Is it legal to create mash-ups? * What qualifies as fair use? * How do you clear another artist's samples to use in your own recordings? * What is the Creative Commons/Copyleft movement? * How do you clear music for use in an online music service or store? * Who decides who gets paid how much and by whom? You will learn the answers to these questions as well as: * The basics of copyright law, looking at the Copyright Act while explaining it in plain language * How revenue streams for music are generated under copyright law * The reasoning behind high-profile court decisions related to copyright violations *What licenses are needed for the legal online delivery of music * The intricacies of using music on sites like YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify * Deficiencies in current copyright law and new business model ideas
Author: Ivan L Pitt
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics
This book discusses the economics of the music industry in the context of the changing landscape brought about by innovation, technological change, and rapid digitization. The ability of digital technology to reduce the transaction costs of music copyright licensing has all but destroyed the traditional media business models of incumbent Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), music publishers, record labels, and radio and television stations. In a climate where streaming services are rapidly proliferating and consumers prefer subscription models over direct ownership, new business models, such as direct licensing, are developing. This book provides an overview of the economics of the traditional music industry, the technology-induced changes in business models and copyright law, and the role of publishers, copyright holders and songwriters in the emerging direct licensing model. In Part One, the author examines the economic aspects of direct licensing as an alternative to the traditional blanket license for copyrighted musical compositions, with an emphasis on the often monopolistic nature of PROs. In Part Two, the author focuses on the music publisher and the role direct licensing and competition may play in the changing business models in the music industry and the potential benefits this may bring to copyright holders, such as songwriters. To compliment this model, the author proposes a maximum statutory fixed-rate for musical performances to further streamline the royalty process, especially where distributors such as Google and YouTube are concerned. This book adds to the growing body of literature on the economics of music licensing in the digital age. It will be useful to those in the fields of economics and law, as well as music executives, musicians, songwriters, composers, and other industry professionals who are interested in understanding how technology, innovation and competition have reshaped the music industry.
Author: Mike King
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2009-08-01
(Berklee Press). Sell more music! Learn the most effective marketing strategies available to musicians, leveraging the important changes and opportunities that the digital age has brought to music marketing. This multifaceted and integrated approach will help you to develop an effective worldwide marketing strategy. Step by step, you will develop an active marketing plan and timeline tailored to your unique strengths and budget. You will learn to time your marketing campaign effectively, publicize your music to traditional print outlets and emerging online opportunities, understand the current opportunities for online, satellite, and terrestrial radio play as well as navigate various retail and distribution options, both at brick-and-mortar and online options, such as iTunes, Rhapsody, and other services.
Author: Peter Spellman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2008-12-01
(Berklee Guide). This updated second edition will teach you how to take charge of your musical career with crucial do-it-yourself strategies. Filled with empowering resources and tips for self-managed musicians, including: How to write a business plan, create press kits, sharpen your business chops; Using the Internet to promote your music; How to customize your demos for maximum exposure; Secrets to getting your music played on the radio; 12 things you can do to get the most out of every gig; The most comprehensive musician's resource list on the planet, updated continually online!
Author: Loren Weisman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-06-29
"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