All You Need to Know about the Music Business

All You Need to Know about the Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780743293181
Release: 2006
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Seventh Edition

All You Need to Know About the Music Business  Seventh Edition
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Author: Donald S Passman
Pages: 458
ISBN: 0795309767
Release: 2009
Editor: RosettaBooks, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781501122187
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming. For more than twenty-five years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail. Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world. “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781451682465
Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An essential guide to the music industry incorporates information on major changes in response to technological advances and economic uncertainty, covering such topics as music copyrights and new digital streaming services.

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

How To Make It in the New Music Business  Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician  Second Edition
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Author: Ari Herstand
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781631496325
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Liveright Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hailed as an “indispensable” guide (Forbes), How to Make It in the New Music Business returns in this extensively revised and expanded edition. When How to Make It in the New Music Business hit shelves in 2016, it instantly became the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Widely adopted by music schools everywhere and considered “the best how- to book of its kind” (Music Connection), it inspired thousands to stop waiting around for that “big break.” Now trusted as the leading expert for “do it yourself” artists, Ari Herstand returns with this second edition, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the many tools at our fi ngertips: conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising, embracing authentic fan connection, and simply learning how to persevere. Comprehensively updated to include the latest online trends and developments, it offers inspiring success stories across media such as Spotify and Instagram. The result is a must- have for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781501104909
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming. For more than twenty-five years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail. Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world. “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.

Get More Fans The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

Get More Fans  The DIY Guide to the New Music Business
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Author: Jesse Cannon,Todd Thomas
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780988561311
Release: 2012-11-25
Editor: Jesse Cannon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How Do I Promote My Music On A Small Budget? How Do I Get My YouTube Videos to Spread? How Do I Turn Casual Fans Into One’s Who Buy From Me? How Do I Get Written About On Blogs? How Do I Increase Turnout At Shows? How Do I Make Fans Using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr And SoundCloud? With every day that passes, the power the major labels once had dies a little more. The chance to get the same exposure as your favorite musicians gets easier and easier. The hurdles that would only allow you to get popular, if the right people said your music was good enough, are gone. You can now get exposed to thousands of potential fans without investing 1% of what musicians used to by building a fanbase based on listeners love for your music. No more writing letters hoping that A&R writes you back. This book explains how you do it. While many books will tell you obvious information, legal mumbo-jumbo and marketing catchphrases that don’t help you get more fans. Our experience working with real bands - from upstarts like Man Overboard and Transit to legends like The Cure, The Misfits and Animal Collective, has led us to understand the insider tricks and ideas that go into some of the most important groups of our time. We produce records, do licensing deals, negotiate record contracts and get the musicians we work with written about on websites like Pitchfork and Vice. We have worked with bands who started off as nothing and became something. Unlike any other book written on the subject we have compiled the knowledge no one else has been willing to print in fear of obsoleting their own career. We give you thousands of ideas on how to get people to hear your music and turn them into fans who pay to support your music. Whether you are a label owner, musician, manager, booking agent or publicist there is information in this book that will help you do what you do better. Enjoy! For more information see GetMoreFansBook.com

Artist Management for the Music Business

Artist Management for the Music Business
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Author: Paul Allen
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781134640669
Release: 2014-07-17
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The The Artist s Guide to Success in the Music Business

The The Artist s Guide to Success in the Music Business
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Author: Loren Weisman
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781608325795
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Music Business Made Simple A Guide To Becoming A Recording Artist

Music Business Made Simple  A Guide To Becoming A Recording Artist
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Author: J. S. Rudsenske
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780857125088
Release: 2004-04-12
Editor: Schirmer Trade Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enhance your chance for success as a recording artist by following the real-world advice found within the pages of the book. Step-by-step suggestions for: Setting career goals Developing your songs and stage presence Recording your first demo and full-length album Designing your promotional materials Knowing where to hire an attorney, manager, booking agent, and producer And, of course, getting a record deal! Success depends on talent, hard work, and a little luck. This handbook will help you prepare and increase you opportunities in the music business.

Music Business For Dummies

Music Business For Dummies
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Author: Loren Weisman
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781119049654
Release: 2015-06-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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"--Cover.

The Music Business explained in Plain English

The Music Business  explained in Plain English
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Author: David Naggar,Jeffrey D. Brandstetter
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0964870908
Release: 1995
Editor: Scb Distributors

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses managers, contracts, copyright, and more

How to Make It in the Music Business

How to Make It in the Music Business
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Author: Ousala Aleem
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1521884943
Release: 2017-07-29
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn How To Make Money Marketing Music Online! If You Learn The Secrets In This Book... You WILL SUCCEED In The Music Business! This new music business marketing book is made for artists, singers, songwriters, managers, producers, record labels, students, music fans and anyone who wants to learn how to win in the lucrative music and entertainment business. This book was written by a Grammy Nominated entertainment industry insider who spent over a decade studying & learning the tricks you will need to know, to be successful in the new digital media era. This book will teach you everything you need to know about viral marketing and online promotion, which will help you get more views and propel your brand to the top, in the least amount of time! Learn how to be successful, even with limited funds and resources! With a laptop and the skills taught in this book, you can rise to the top of the music industry, sell millions of records and make millions and millions of dollars!-Music Industry Secrets & Viral Marketing Secrets Revealed-Learn How To Sell Millions of Records, Streams & Digital Downloads-Learn How To Make Millions Selling Your Music Online Independently-Learn How To Use YouTube and Social Media To The Fullest-Everything You Need To Know About How To Go Viral Online-Learn Viral Marketing Secrets From Someone Who Has Actually Gone Viral-Learn Viral Marketing Techniques That Have Worked Over & Over-Learn How I Made An Unknown Artist Famous & Signed To A Major Label In Less Than 3 Years-Learn How To Create a Multi-Million Dollar Major Label Bidding War-Learn How To Win A Grammy Award-Learn From Real Life, Hands On, Experience-Learn How To Get Your Own RIAA Gold & Platinum Plaque-Learn What Pitfalls To Avoid-Learn How To Build A Huge Social Media FollowingThis book will teach you how to successfully start marketing your brand online. This book covers all aspects of being successful in online branding, not just the music business. Various topics are covered such as: Starting an LLC, Getting Your Music in All Digital Music Stores, 360 Record Deals and Contracts, Entertainment Lawyers, Split Sheets, Online Marketing, Advertising and Going Viral, Publishing, Building Successful YouTube Channels and Gaining Millions of Subscribers, Getting Major Record Deals, Starting a Record Label, Publishing Deals, Royalties, PROs, Instagram & Twitter Marketing, How To Properly Use Social Media, The Rise of Streaming and More! Learn how to stay relevant in the New Age Digital Music & Entertainment World by reading this book!

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781451635546
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive, essential guide to the music industry, now in its eighth edition—revised and updated with crucial information on the industry’s major changes in response to rapid technological advances and economic uncertainty. For the first time ever, the guide also includes advice on the Canadian music scene from entertainment lawyer Chip Sutherland. 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.

What They ll Never Tell You about the Music Business

What They ll Never Tell You about the Music Business
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Author: Peter M. Thall
Pages: 340
ISBN: 0823007081
Release: 2010-01
Editor: Billboard Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Rockonomics

Rockonomics
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Author: Alan B. Krueger
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781524763725
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Alan Krueger, a former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from superstar artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain key principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives. The music industry is a leading indicator of today's economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt. Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, streaming tour dates, and merchandise sales, Rockonomics takes readers backstage to show how the music industry really works--who makes money and how much, and how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during recent decades. Before digitalization and the ability to stream music over the Internet, rock stars made much of their income from record sales. Today, income from selling songs has plummeted, even for superstars like James Taylor and Taylor Swift. The real money nowadays is derived from concert sales. In 2017, for example, Billy Joel earned $27.4 million from his live performances, and less than $2 million from record sales and streaming. Even Paul McCartney, who has written and recorded more number one songs than anyone in music history, today, earns 80 percent of his income from live concerts. Krueger tackles commonly asked questions: How does a song become popular? And how does a new artist break out in today's winner-take-all economy? How can musicians and everyday workers earn a living in the digital economy?

Music Marketing

Music Marketing
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Author: Mike King
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781458429476
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(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.

Everything You d Better Know about the Record Industry

Everything You d Better Know about the Record Industry
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Author: Kashif,Gary A. Greenberg
Pages: 410
ISBN: UOM:39015059556061
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers information for songwriters, performers and singers, and producers on the industry, including hiring managers and accountants, establishing a budget, and copyright and contract law

A Light That Never Goes Out

A Light That Never Goes Out
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Author: Tony Fletcher
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780307715975
Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Crown Archetype

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday and beyond. To this day, due to their unforgettable songs and lyrics, they are considered one of the greatest British rock groups of all time--up there with the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Clash. Tony Fletcher paints a vivid portrait of the fascinating personalities within the group: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner personality and complex lyrics made him an icon for teenagers who felt forlorn and forgotten; his songwriting partner Marr, the gregarious guitarist who became a rock god for a generation of indie kids; and the talented, good-looking rhythm section duo of bassist Rourke and drummer Joyce. Despite the band's tragic breakup at the height of their success, A Light That Never Goes Out is a celebration: the saga of four working-class kids from a northern English city who come together despite contrasting personalities, find a musical bond, inspire a fanatical following, and leave a legacy that changed the music world--and the lives of their fans.

Michael Jackson All the Songs

Michael Jackson  All the Songs
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Author: François Allard,Richard Lecocq
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781788401234
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: Cassell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Please note: this edition is text only and does not contain images. This is the full story of every single song that Michael Jackson recorded and released during his long and remarkable solo career. With fascinating stories and detailed information on every track - as well as key early songs with The Jackson Five and his legendary dance moves and videos - All the Songs is the complete history of one of the greatest musical legacies of all time. Arranged chronologically by album, expert authors Lecocq and Allard explore the details behind early hits such as ABC and I Want You Back, to solo masterpieces such as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, This Is It and more - including outtakes, duets and rare tracks. Explore the magic behind the King of Pop's music with this in-depth, captivating book.