All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business : Uk Edition

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The second edition of a book that was described by Music Weekly as "an essential purchase for all wannabes". It offers a complete survey of the business side of music, from the basics (how to find a manager, an overview of the structure of the industry) to deals, copyright concepts, merchandising structures and so on. This completely updated edition takes into account all the latest technology and reinforces this book as the legal Bible of the music business.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 28mm | 497g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140268065
  • 9780140268065

Table of contents

art 1 Your team of advisers: how to pick your team; personal managers; business managers; lawyers; agents. Part 2 Record deals: broad-stroke overviwe of the record business; advances and recoupment; rela-life numbers; other major deal points; producer's deals; advanced record deal points; advanced royalty computations; loan-out, independent production, label and distribution deals. Part 3 Songwriting and music publishing: copywright basics; publishing companies and income sources; secondary publishing income; bonus section!; songwriter deals; co-publishing and administrations deals; advanced copywright concepts; even more advanced copywright concepts. Part 4 Group issues. Part 5 Touring: personal appearences - touring. Part 6 Merchandizing: tour merchandizing; retail management. Part 7 Classical music. Part 8 Music in multi-media, on-line and other adventures in cyperspace. Part 9 Motion picture music: overview of motion picture music; performer deals; film songwriter deals; composer agreements; licensing existing recordings and existing songs for motion pictures; music supervisors; soundtrack album deals.
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Author information

Donald Passman is the foremost lawyer in Hollywood specializing in the music business. He is a partner in the law firm Gang,Tyre, Ramer & Brown. His clients include REM, Janet Jackson,Tina Turner,Tom Waits and Bryan Adams.
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