All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

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"For more than twenty-five years, All you need to know about the music business has been 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: streaming. 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's completely changed the ecosystem of the business. Executives, professionals, and artists alike will benefit from Passman's detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the latest technology, legalities, and practices shaping the music business, such as: what the music business looks like in the streaming age, and how best to benefit from it; the latest in deal structures and financial terms; a breakdown of the 2018 Music Modernization Act, and what it means to the industry; high-profile copyright infringement litigation, and what to do if someone steals your work. He also gives guidance on the basics, 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; master the major and finer points of contract negotiations; navigate the ins and outs of songwriting and music publishing; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising monies. Passman's comprehensive guide--which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies--draws on his unparalleled experience and up-to-the-minute knowledge of industry trends to give readers the ultimate inside look at how the music business operates. 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"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition: Tenth edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501122187
Call Number: 780.23 PAS 2019
Characteristics: xx, 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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