Book Title : All You Need to Know About the Music Business

all you need to know about the music business

Release Date : 2013-11-05
ISBN Code : 9781451635546
Book Author : Donald S. Passman
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 576

Book Summary :

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.

Book Title : Inside the Music Business

inside the music business

Release Date : 2003-09-02
ISBN Code : 9781134777174
Book Author : Tony Barrow
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 252

Book Summary :

This book is a comprehensive guide to a career in the music industry. Offering advice as to how to get into the business, it explains the main features of a wide range of jobs, such as management, production, promotion and merchandise through to the working lives of recording artists and session musicians.

Book Title : Artist Management for the Music Business

artist management for the music business

Release Date : 2014-07-17
ISBN Code : 9781134640669
Book Author : Paul Allen
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 318

Book Summary :

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

Book Title : 100 Careers in the Music Business

100 careers in the music business

Release Date : 2009-10-15
ISBN Code : 1438081170
Book Author : Tanja L. Crouch
Book Publisher : Barron's Educational Series
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

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.

Book Title : The Music Business and Recording Industry

the music business and recording industry

Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 9780415875608
Book Author : Geoffrey P. Hull
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 370

Book Summary :

A brief but comprehensive examination of how records are made, marketed, and sold. This new edition takes into account the massive changes in the recording industry occurring today due to the revolution of music on the web.

Book Title : Music Business

music business

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 0421899301
Book Author : Nigel Parker
Book Publisher : Sweet & Maxwell
Total Pages : 395

Book Summary :

The music business confronts the daunting practical problems not only of creating music and delivering it to its many audiences, but of ensuring that hundreds of thousands of creators and contributors are fairly rewarded. It's small wonder that the music business can appear complex to outsiders. Music Business offers an insider's guide to the infrastructure, practice and law of the music business. Unusually among books on this topic, it examines comprehensively the structure and evolution of the music business before going on to consider the legal principles of copyright and contract which underpin the music business. Wherever possible, the book adopts an international approach, with particular emphasis on the UK and USA. Anyone with a serious professional interest in the music business will find Music Business indispensable. This includes creators, managers, executives, investors, bankers, accountants, politicians, journalists, civil servants, students, and commercial users of music in addition to lawyers working in the field of media and entertainment.

Book Title : How to Succeed in the Music Business

how to succeed in the music business

Release Date : 2009-10-28
ISBN Code : 9780857120229
Book Author : John Underwood
Book Publisher : Omnibus Press
Total Pages : 175

Book Summary :

How To Succeed In The Music Business is the best selling classic guide for songwriters and performers. Since it was first published in 1978 it has been regularly updated and this latest edition includes up-to-the-minute information on electronic media and new technology in music. Whether you're an established musician or just starting out, sooner or later you'll have to make some vital decisions. This new edition of the 'bible' of the music business gives you all the advice you'll need.

Book Title : The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Music Business

the complete idiot s guide to the music business

Release Date : 2010-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781101197950
Book Author : Michael Miller
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Instrumental in turning musicians into moneymakers. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Music Business is written for every musician who needs to learn the business of music, as well as for all businesspeople entering the music industry. Author Michael Miller covers all the key business topics and reveals the wealth of job opportunities in the music industry from a business perspective. ?Covers finding an agent, negotiating contracts, publishing songs, collecting royalties, and promotion strategies ?Also covers such nonmusician industry careers as artist management, concert promotion, music production, and radio ?Features essential information on the new frontiers of electronic and online music

Book Title : The Music Business

the music business

Release Date : 2011-04-20
ISBN Code : 9780307788962
Book Author : Dick Weissman
Book Publisher : Three Rivers Press
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry—from an author who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. This comprehensive volume gives you guidance and information on: • Starting your music career • The ins and outs of recording contracts • Record producing and music engineering • The distribution and sale of records • The Internet and MP3s, and their effects on the music industry • The latest computer programs • Copyright law • Composing music and songwriting • Music education • The international music industry • And much more . . . The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry’s facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Future of the Music Business

the future of the music business

Release Date : 2015-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781495035289
Book Author : Steve Gordon
Book Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). New technologies have revolutionized the music business. While these technologies have wrecked havoc on traditional business models, they've also provided new opportunities for music business entrepreneurs, as well as new challenges for musicians, recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers. The Future of the Music Business provides a road map for success by explaining legal fundamentals including copyright law's application to the music business, basic forms of agreement such as recording, songwriting and management co ntracts, PLUS the rules pertaining to digital streaming, downloading and Internet radio. This book also shows exactly how much money is generated by each of these models, and details how the money flows to the principal stakeholders: artists, record labels, songwriters and music publishers. Part I is a comprehensive analysis of the laws and business practices applying to today's music business Part II is a guide for producers on how to clear music for almost any kind of project including movies, TV, ad campaigns, stand-alone digital projects AND how much it will cost Part III presents new discussions on the hottest industry controversies including net neutrality; and the financial battles between the new digital music services & copyright owners and artists Part IV discusses how to best use the new technologies to succeed The book contains URLs linking to 2 on-line videos: Fundamentals of Music Business and Law, and Anatomy of a Copyright Infringement Case. Attorneys can use a password to gain 2 CLE credits.

Book Title : How To Make it in the Music Business

how to make it in the music business

Release Date : 2012-05-31
ISBN Code : 9781448132447
Book Author : Siân Pattenden
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Thousands of people want to break into the exciting, glamorous and hard-working music industry, but don't know how to go about it. How to Make it in the Music Business is a genuine insider's guide for anybody who wants to become a rock star, journalist, publicist, band manager, DJ, A&R person, songwriter or even a digital whiz kid. Fully updated with new information on the impact of new technology and digital music, this indispensable guide is a must for all budding music biz types.

Book Title : Inside the Music Industry

inside the music industry

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : UCSD:31822030676084
Book Author : Michael Fink
Book Publisher : Schirmer
Total Pages : 386

Book Summary :

This book is a solid introduction to the music industry for students with no prior experience, offering a comprehensive overview of the people, technologies, and law that impact on all aspects of the music business. Inside the Music Industry focuses primarily on popular/rock music and how it is created, marketed, recorded, and packaged, as well as the various media in which music plays apart, from radio to video, television, print, and film. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account new developments over the last five years, including digital recording and broadcasting technology, changes in the copyright laws, and legal issues raised by new technologies, such as the controversy over "sampling" existing recordings. Throughout the text, new examples, photographs, and charts have been added to enhance the timeliness of the work.

Book Title : The The Artist s Guide to Success in the Music Business

the the artist s guide to success in the music business

Release Date : 2013-11-13
ISBN Code : 9781608325795
Book Author : Loren Weisman
Book Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages : 456

Book Summary :

The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers. Take your music from passion to profession From promotion and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, Loren Weisman serves up lessons culled from his twenty years as a working musician and a music business consultant. Get straight-talk from the road and the studio in areas such as: • Creating the best plan for their career • Touring • Booking gigs • Performing • Recording from pre- through post-production • Branding a band • Fundraising and working with investors • Marketing and promotions The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers.

Book Title : What They ll Never Tell You About the Music Business Third Edition

what they ll never tell you about the music business third edition

Release Date : 2016-08-23
ISBN Code : 9781607749752
Book Author : Peter M. Thall
Book Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

The completely revised and expanded edition of What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference. You’ll learn: - How many musicians have seized do-it-yourself internet opportunities to create successful business models, - How the royalty pie is sliced—and who gets the pieces, - How the fundamentals of music publishing, producing, managing, touring, and the record industry apply more than ever, - Why this book is the indispensable guide to the worldwide music industry, - How corporate general counsels can educate their employees (and themselves) to understand the strictures of copyright law and to avoid trouble, - And much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Web Marketing for the Music Business

web marketing for the music business

Release Date : 2013-02-11
ISBN Code : 9781136122217
Book Author : Tom Hutchison
Book Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Interested in promoting, selling, and distributing music online? Have the website but not sure what to do next? Web Marketing for the Music Business is designed to help develop the essential Internet presence needed for effective promotion, sales, and distribution. Author Tom Hutchison provides instructions on how to set up a website, as well as how to use the Internet to promote you or your client, and the website. Includes information on maximizing your site to increase traffic, online grassroots marketing tactics that will advance your career and how to best utilize social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The accompanying website will keep you up-to-date, with online resources for web support. The author's blog is continuously updated to include the latest breaking techniques for promotion.

Book Title : Music Business Handbook and Career Guide

music business handbook and career guide

Release Date : 2015-12-23
ISBN Code : 9781506303154
Book Author : David Baskerville
Book Publisher : SAGE Publications
Total Pages : 616

Book Summary :

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.

Book Title : Music Business The Key Concepts

music business the key concepts

Release Date : 2009-09-11
ISBN Code : 9781135845193
Book Author : Richard Strasser
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

Music Business: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive guide to the terminology commonly used in the music business today. It embraces definitions from a number of relevant fields, including: general business marketing e-commerce intellectual property law economics entrepreneurship In an accessible A-Z format and fully cross-referenced throughout, this book is essential reading for music business students as well as those interested in the music industry.

Book Title : Music The Business 7th edition

music the business 7th edition

Release Date : 2017-07-06
ISBN Code : 9780753548219
Book Author : Ann Harrison
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

This essential and highly acclaimed guide, now updated and revised in its seventh edition, explains the business of the British music industry. Drawing on her extensive experience as a media lawyer, Ann Harrison offers a unique, expert opinion on the deals, the contracts and the business as a whole. She examines in detail the changing face of the music industry and provides absorbing and up-to-date case studies. Whether you’re a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer, this practical and comprehensive guide is indispensable reading. Fully revised and updated. Includes: · The current types of record and publishing deals, and what you can expect to see in the contracts · A guide to making a record, manufacture, distribution, branding, marketing, merchandising, sponsorship, band arrangements and touring · The most up-to-date information on music streaming, digital downloads, online marketing and piracy · An in-depth look at copyright law and related rights · Case studies illustrating key developments and legal jargon explained.

Book Title : Breakin in to the Music Business

breakin in to the music business

Release Date : 1986
ISBN Code : 0895243180
Book Author : Alan H. Siegel
Book Publisher : Cherry Lane Music
Total Pages : 284

Book Summary :

At last, a concise, complete and well documented guide to the music business! Written by one of the industry's top entertainment lawyers, this text explains the intricacies of the music industry. Includes separate section on terminology, 'buzz words, ' and acronyms, plus interviews with top performers, executives, managers and artists

Book Title : Understanding the Music Business

understanding the music business

Release Date : 2015-09-30
ISBN Code : 9781317342717
Book Author : Richard Weissman
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Understanding the Music Business offers students a current overview of the music business. Going beyond what most music business texts offer, Weismann delivers a contemporary approach that addresses the unanswered questions for today's music students, such as, "Is it really possible to make a living as musician?" Understanding the Music Business covers the basics in the first part of the text. This first section deals with the fundamentals of the industry, including recording, music publishing, agents, managers, radio and television, unions, the internet and new technology, and regional and international music markets. However, it is the second half of the text that breaks new ground by covering the career paths of new artists in the industry, the development and need for entrepreneurial skills, and the ways that individuals forge careers in the industry.