All You Need to Know about the Music Business

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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.

The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business from top to bottom, 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? And what does it all mean for aspiring and established artists today?

Donald Passman, one of the most trusted music lawyers in the country, offers his sage advice for creating, selling, sharing, and protecting your music in the Information Age in this updated eighth edition ofAll You Need to Know About the Music Business. Called “the industry bible” by theLos Angeles Times, Passman’s comprehensive guide—which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies over the past twenty years—draws on his unparalleled experience and up-to-the-minute knowledge of industry trends.

Executives and artists, experts and novices 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:

· Royalties for music transmitted via digital down- loads, streaming services, cloud lockers, and apps

· Updated licensing regulations and industry agreements

· The most recent recording and music publishing deals

· The new challenges for performing rights societies

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 and maximize these relationships

· Master the major and finer points of contract negotiations

· Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting and music publishing

· Maximize concert, touring, and merchandising agreements

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 better than Passman. Let him show you how to “make it” in one of the world’s most dynamic and challenging industries.

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The best book I know for somebody who wants to understand the music business (T. Bone Burnett)

The definitive text on the business of music written by the man the most talented artists in the world look to for advice (Ron Rubin, co-head of Columbia Records)

Should be required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the biz (Rolling Stone)

I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the music business (David Geffen)

An easy-to-understand overview of the complicated music business (Randy Newman)

I've spent ten years trying to get Don to open up like this to me. Never has he been so eloquent, so patient or so thorough (Tom Waits)

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'The industry bible' Los Angeles Times

In recent years the music industry has changed profoundly. Everyone in the business has had to adapt to the new filesharing technology, whether they're a record-company executive or a creative artist.

No one understands the industry and the changes it's undergone better than lawyer Donald Passman. For twenty years All You Need to Know about the Music Business has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times.

This completely revised seventh edition sets out recent developments in record deals, copyright, new technologies and film music. It also offers unique advice on how to navigate your way through the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, merchandizing and performing. So whether you're a newcomer or an established professional musician, All You Need to Know about the Music Business is an essential companion.

'Required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the biz' Rolling Stone

''An easy-to-understand overview of the complicated music business' Randy Newman

'I highly recommend Don's book ... an indispensable work' Quincy Jones

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