All You Need to Know About the Music Business

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

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Through seven editions and twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Industry has been the essential go-to reference for music business pros--musicians, songwriters, entertainment lawyers, agents, concert promoters, music publishers, record company execs, and music managers--as they try to navigate the rapid transformation of their 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, this book is still the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Author Donald Passman, one of the most influential figures in the business, has been in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers authoritative information on assembling a winning team of advisors, negotiating deals, music publishing and copyrights, new digital streaming services, and much more. The new edition includes up-to-date information on the new business models, including music streaming services and cloud lockers; developments in new legislation and industry-wide deals concerning piracy and digital rights; new challenges in performing rights; and updated numbers and statistics for the traditional industry. This book, called 'the industry bible' by the Los Angeles Times, is a comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world--an indispensable tool that no one who makes their living from music can afford to be without. -- from publisher description
Published: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 8th ed.
ISBN: 9781451682465
Branch Call Number: 780.2373 PAS 8TH ED.
Characteristics: xxiv, 480 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Jun 18, 2019

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

Jun 18, 2019

Hello There,

Could I return the book at the North Vancouver location?

Thanks a million,


Dec 08, 2018

Easy to understand updated edition book for readers & wannabe musicians as contingency planning against Record executives in contract negotiations over today's online music.


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