All You Need to Know about the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743293185

Category: Music

Page: 440

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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.
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All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795309779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 4668

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.
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All You Need to Know about the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246378

Category: Music

Page: 441

View: 6210

A resource for anyone in the music industry by a prominent entertainment lawyer covers every area of the business through a range of humorous and illustrative anecdotes and includes in the latest edition updated information on record labels, royalties, budgets, tours, and copyright law. 40,000 first printing.
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The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business

The “Who, What, When, Where, Why & How” of the Steps that Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music

Author: Loren Weisman

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608325784

Category: Music

Page: 440

View: 1430

Presents advice for building a sustainable career in the music business, covering such topics as booking a performance, touring with a band, recording in the studio, promotion, and brand marketing.
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Music Money and Success

Author: Jeffrey Brabec,Todd Brabec

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 0857126466

Category: Music

Page: 559

View: 6523

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

Author: Ari Herstand

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 6226

"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.
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Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

(2018 edition)

Author: Jesse Cannon,Todd Thomas

Publisher: Jesse Cannon

ISBN: 098856131X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 720

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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
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The Music Business (Explained in Plain English)

What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off!

Author: David Naggar

Publisher: Daje Pub

ISBN: 9781577465775

Category: Music

Page: 167

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An invaluable aid to anyone who feels like they are at the mercy of industry pros. Not only does this book provide practical career-building and money-saving answers for both artists and songwriters, but it is also a must-have deal-making reference guide.
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Artist Management for the Music Business

Author: Paul Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351186892

Category: Music

Page: 322

View: 5822

Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. You’ll learn how and why those moving parts "move," as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career. Artist Management for the Music Business gives you a comprehensive view of how to generate income through music and how to strategically plan for future growth. The book is full of valuable practical insights. It includes interviews and case studies with examples of real-world management issues and outcomes. Updates to this new edition include the importance of online streaming to music careers, how anyone can effectively network, tools for successful negotiation, ways to identify and manage income sources, and guidance on the ever-changing social media landscape of the music business. This book gives you access to resources about artist management and the music business at its companion website, http://www.artistmanagementonline.com.? There is no login, and the resources are updated regularly.
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How To Make it in the Music Business

Author: Siân Pattenden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132444

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6328

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.
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The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing

Author: Randall D. Wixen

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423468547

Category: Music

Page: 185

View: 7744

(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.
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What They'll Never Tell You about the Music Business

The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (& a Few Truths)

Author: Peter M. Thall

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 9780823007080

Category: Music

Page: 340

View: 3894

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.
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Welcome to the Music Business

You're F**ked!

Author: Martin Atkins

Publisher: Soluble Llc

ISBN: 9780979731310

Category: Music

Page: 110

View: 9564

Unlike most music-industry books, this guide is a gritty, punky, and irreverent real-life look at what goes into being a musician. Removing the rose-colored glasses, Martin Atkins—a lifelong music-industry professional—delivers the truth about the music business and its struggles with razor-sharp wit. Potential pitfalls are laid bare among illustrations and humor, sweeping niceties away to show readers how to keep from being derailed by band mates, record labels, managers, booking agents, and most importantly—themselves.
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The Future of the Music Business

How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies

Author: Steve Gordon

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617130729

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 3570

(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.
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Music Business For Dummies

Author: Loren Weisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049652

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 8411

"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
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Head First Java

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Kathy Sierra,Bert Bates

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449331440

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 6581

Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows. And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read. By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.
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Popular Music as Promotion

Music and Branding in the Digital Age

Author: Leslie M. Meier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745692257

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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ï¿1⁄2Business-as-usualï¿1⁄2 has been transformed across the music industries in the post-CD age. Against widespread hype about the purported decline of the major music labels, this book provides a critique of the ways these companies have successfully adapted to digital challenges ï¿1⁄2 and what is at stake for music makers and for culture. Today, recording artists are positioned as ï¿1⁄2artist-brandsï¿1⁄2 and popular music as a product to be licensed by consumer and media brands. Leslie M. Meier examines key consequences of shifting business models, marketing strategies, and the new ï¿1⁄2common senseï¿1⁄2 in the music industries: the gatekeeping and colonization of popular music by brands. Popular Music as Promotion is important reading for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies and sociology, and will appeal to anyone interested in new intersections of popular music, digital media and promotional culture.
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The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

Author: John Seabrook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241939

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 5829

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book
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The Business of Music

Author: Michael Talbot

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7344

Is business, for music, a regrettable necessity or a spur to creativity? In the 11 essays in this text the authors wrestle with this question from the perspective of their chosen area of research.
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The Movie Business Book

Author: Jason E Squire

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317221583

Category: Art

Page: 628

View: 5878

Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers, this new edition features key movers and shakers, such as filmmaker-actor Jay Duplass, (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity), National Amusements President Shari E. Redstone, Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Marketing Executive Vice President Blair Rich, and many others. A definitive sourcebook, it covers the nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, globalization, micro-budgets and much more.
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