All You Need to Know about the Music Business

All You Need to Know about the Music Business
Author: Donald S. Passman
Release: 2006
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780743293181
Language: en
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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
Author: Donald S Passman
Release: 2009
Editor: RosettaBooks, LLC
Pages: 458
ISBN: 0795309767
Language: en
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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
Author: Donald S. Passman
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781501122187
Language: en
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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
Author: Donald S. Passman
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781501104909
Language: en
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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.

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
Author: Ari Herstand
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781631496325
Language: en
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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.

The Music Business Explained In Plain English

The Music Business  Explained In Plain English
Author: David Naggar
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: SCB Distributors
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781577465782
Language: en
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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: choosing agents, managers and attorneys, sending out material, record company deals, distribution, streaming, royalty rates, copyrights, music publishing contracts, creating one's own publishing company, trademarks, music videos, issues between band members, touring, and music for film, television and multimedia.

Everything You d Better Know about the Record Industry

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

Get More Fans The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

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

Music Business Made Simple A Guide To Becoming A Recording Artist

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

Music Money and Success
Author: Jeffrey Brabec,Todd Brabec
Release: 2011-07-18
Editor: Schirmer Trade Books
Pages: 559
ISBN: 9780857126467
Language: en
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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.

Business Basics for Musicians

Business Basics for Musicians
Author: Bobby Borg
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781538134641
Language: en
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Today, when artists are empowered to take greater control of their careers and earnings, the need for musicians to understand the business of music has never been greater. In a digital age overflowing with confusing and ever-changing information, musicians need trusted business advice from a veteran artist who can break down the basics in language they understand. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Business Basics for Musicians is the laypersons guide to the music industry. In this must-have manual, music industry veteran Bobby Borg presents vital info in a conversational tone and an easy-to-scan format regarding five vital areas that musicians need to succeed: Career Execution, Business Relationships, Pro Teams, Deals and Dollars, and Future Predictions. Everything from copyrights to record deals, to managers, to merchandising, to doing it yourself is covered. With pro interviews, anecdotes, and review quizzes, Business Basics for Musicians is the complete handbook from start to success. Updates for this edition: Changes in copyright laws Summary of the Music Modernization Act Updates on record, merch, publishing, and live performance deals New trends in sponsorships and partnerships with product brands New interviews with industry professionals, including managers, producers, and agents New stories paralleling current events and industry happenings Updated business resources, industry contacts, and URLs

To Feel the Music

To Feel the Music
Author: Neil Young,Phil Baker
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: BenBella Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781948836630
Language: en
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Neil Young took on the music industry so that fans could hear his music—all music—the way it was meant to be heard. Today, most of the music we hear is com-pressed to a fraction of its original sound,while analog masterpieces are turning to dustin record company vaults. As these record-ings disappear, music fans aren't just losing acollection of notes. We're losing spaciousness,breadth of the sound field, and the ability tohear and feel a ping of a triangle or a pluckof a guitar string, each with its own reso-nance and harmonics that slowly trail off intosilence. The result is music that is robbed of its original quality—muddy and flat in sound compared to the rich, warm sound artists hear in the studio. It doesn't have to be this way, but the record and technology companies have incorrectly assumed that most listeners are satisfied with these low-quality tracks. Neil Young is challenging the assault on audio quality—and working to free music lovers from the flat and lifeless status quo. To Feel the Music is the true story of his questto bring high-quality audio back to musiclovers—the most important undertaking ofhis career. It's an unprecedented look insidethe successes and setbacks of creating thePono player, the fights and negotiationswith record companies to preserve master-pieces for the future, and Neil's unrelentingdetermination to make musical art availableto everyone. It's a story that shows how muchmore there is to music than meets the ear. Neil's efforts to bring quality audio to his fans garnered media attention when his Kickstarter campaign for his Pono player—a revolutionary music player that would combine the highest quality possible with the portability, simplicity and affordability modern listeners crave—became the third-most successful Kickstarter campaign in the website's history. It had raised more than $6M in pledges in 40 days. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response, Neil still had a long road ahead, and his Pono music player would not have the commercial success he'd imagined. But he remained committed to his mission, and faced with the rise of streaming services that used even lower quality audio, he was determined to rise to the challenge. An eye-opening read for all fans of Neil Young and all fans of great music, as well as readers interesting in going behind the scenes of product creation, To Feel the Music has an inspiring story at its heart: One determined artist with a groundbreaking vision and the absolute refusal to give up, despite setbacks, naysayers, and skeptics.

Work Hard Playlist Hard

Work Hard Playlist Hard
Author: Mike Warner
Release: 2019-06-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1925939561
Language: en
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Mike Warner is an independent artist, curator and the go-to person when it comes to playlist strategies on music streaming services. This book teaches artists at any level how to grow their audience on streaming services through profile enhancement, data analysis, automation and creating value as a curator. In this book Mike sets the record straight what playlists really can do for artists' careers. You will learn how to customize your artist profiles on popular streaming services; build a playlist and grow it's following; pitch to independent curators; grow your network; release music catered to playlists. The book also has numerous helpful tips and tricks to show you along the way.

What They ll Never Tell You about the Music Business

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

Music Business For Dummies

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

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

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

The Music Business for Artist Managers Self managed Artists

The Music Business for Artist Managers   Self managed Artists
Author: Jamie Johnson
Release: 2016-04-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1537119907
Language: en
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Find out all you need to know to get started, get noticed, and get signed in the music business from the advice of over 30 music industry experts spanning from radio promoters to A&R reps to tour managers. Artists & Managers, are you... Wishing to get your music heard by booking agents, record labels, music supervisors, and radio programmers but have no idea how? Wondering what the heck it is that they look for in the artists they sign and/or work with? Tired of feeling like everyone in the music business is ignoring you? Not sure how to contact music business people? Worried that you'll make a bad first impression? Stressed out over trying to book shows with no clue how to negotiate fees? Sick of music business people telling you to do the work on your own first, without giving advice on HOW? Feel like you're not learning fast enough about the music business in general? Get overwhelmed at the thought of releasing your album because you have no idea how? Wow, talk about someone doing all the work for you! Jamie has done some amazing research of all facets of the music industry. Radio is only part of the equation and I was grateful to read about some areas of the music business I was unfamiliar with! - Peter Michael, On-Air Talent and Program Director, 106.7 The Drive This book is a thorough look at the players involved in todays music industry and offers managers and self-managed artists the information they will need to establish and expand their career. A must for anyone looking to build a career in the music industry! - Tim Des Islets, Noisemaker Management Jamie has spent the past 5 years of her career working in the artist management world through managing artists, working with music associations, and working with artist managers of Juno and Grammy Award winning artists. She has independently co-managed internationally touring artists as well as launched a Canadian female pop artist into national success resulting in a Gold single and radio chart-topping single in Canada. Who are the music business expert contributors? Adam Kreeft, United Talent Agency Adam Oppenheim, Stampede Entertainment Alexa Shoenfeld, Live Nation Entertainment Chris McCrone, Partner Craig Laskey, The Horseshoe Tavern Denny Carr, Open Road Recordings Dondrea Erauw, Instinct Entertainment Geoff Clodd, Editor Graham Tait, 93 The Peak Grant Paley, Paquin Artists Agency Janet Trecarten, 101 The Farm Jason Manning, Z95 Jesse Mitchell, Kim Mitchell Tour Manager Jodi Ferneyhough, CCS Rights Management Joel Baskin, The Feldman Agency Mallory Boutilier, Editor Michael Donley, Streaming Caf� Mike Campbell, The Carlton Mike Rice, RPM Promotion Paul Hinrichs, Spirit Bar Paul Parhar, Flow 93.5 Peter Michael, 106 The Drive Rob Murray, Jack FM Ron Lopata, Warner Music Canada Sam Pickard, Strut Entertainment Sari Delmar, AB Co. Stephanie Mudgett, Editor Steve, The Railway Club Tim Des Islet, Noisemaker Management Troy Arseneault, Talent Buyer Along with a handful of contributors who chose to remain nameless from additional booking agencies, Universal, Sony, radio stations, and venues. Thanks to the help of the above music business experts this book will show you how to: **Develop your craft into a commercially viable business **Start earning money from your music **Get signed by a booking agent **Get a record label deal **Get your music placed in television and film **Get your music on the radio **Book on profitable tours And MUCH, much more smartbandmanagement.com

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

What They ll Never Tell You About the Music Business  Third Edition
Author: Peter M. Thall
Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781607749752
Language: en
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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.

Summary of Donald S Passman s All You Need to Know about the Music Business

Summary of Donald S  Passman s All You Need to Know about the Music Business
Author: I. D. B. Books
Release: 2020-12-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9798581409169
Language: en
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Buy now to get key insights from Donald S. Passman's All You Need to Know About the Music Business. Sample Insights 1) The music business has drastically changed since its conception. Whereas it used to be based primarily on sales, the advent of streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube has revolutionized how people consume music, so that streaming is now the dominant revenue source for recorded music. 2) Back in the day, artists received money for their music when their record was sold, a one-time fee. Today, a song can make money each and every time it is streamed.

Hit Men

Hit Men
Author: Fredric Dannen
Release: 2011-09-14
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307802088
Language: en
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Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the vendettas, rivalries, shakedowns, and payoffs. Chronicling the evolution of America's largest music labels from the Tin Pan Alley days to the present day, Fredric Dannen examines in depth the often venal, sometimes illegal dealings among the assorted hustlers and kingpins who rule over this multi-billion-dollar business. Updated with a new last chapter by the author.