All You Need to Know about the Music Business

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Simon and Schuster, 2006 - 440 pagina's
For fifteen years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Now in its sixth edition, it has been completely revised and updated with crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry's major changes in response to today's rapid technological advances and uncertain economy. Veteran music lawyer Donald Passman is in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. This latest edition of what the Los Angeles Times called "the industry bible" will lead novices and experts alike through the fundamental practices as well as the new, uncharted territory of one of this country's most dynamic industries.

In the music business, the key to success lies in knowing how to protect yourself. To do that, you need the best and most up-to-date advice available. Whether you are -- or aspire to be -- a performer, writer, or executive, Passman's comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world is an indispensable tool. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the industry, Passman offers authoritative information on 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 copyrights
  • Maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals

This latest edition also includes information on:

  • Music downloads, webcasting, streaming-on-demand, and podcasting
  • The new video streaming services
  • How royalties are computed in the digital age
  • The latest developments in deals with independent labels, including upstream deals
  • Updates on all the traditional industry matters, such as royalties, advances, video budgets, and copyright law

In All You Need to Know About the Music Business, one of the industry's most influential figures shows you how to thrive in the most exciting business in the world. It's a book that no musician, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, record company executive -- anyone who makes their living from music -- can afford to be without.

 

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This book is all that it promises to be. Very helpful for anyone that would like to try and make a living in the rapidly changing music business. I appreciate the candor of the author and I believe it ... Volledige review lezen

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Now in its sixth edition, this work remains required reading for anyone interested in planning or making a career in the music business. Entertainment lawyer Passman (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown) covers ... Volledige review lezen

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First Steps
1
How to Pick a Team
11
Personal Managers
27
Business Managers
41
Attorneys
48
6
54
BroadStrokes Overview of the Record Business
61
Advances and Recoupment
78
Bonus Section
247
Copublishing and Administration Deals
273
Advanced Copyright Concepts
285
Even More Advanced Copyright Concepts
300
Groups
317
Touring
339
Merchandising
361
Retail Merchandising
372

Other Major Deal Points
95
Producer and Mixer Deals
114
Advanced Record Deal Points
127
Advanced Royalty Computations
151
Loanout Independent Production Label
176
Copyright Basics
197
Publishing Companies and Major
206
Secondary Publishing Income
229
Classical Music
377
Motion Picture Music
383
Film Songwriter Deals
396
Licensing Existing Recordings
416
Music Supervisors
421
Conclusion
429
About the Author
441
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2006)

Don Passman is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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