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Music Business Career Opportunities and Self-Defense

ISBN-10: 0609810138
ISBN-13: 9780609810132
Edition: 3rd 2003
Authors: Dick Weissman
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Description: The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry—from an author who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. This comprehensive volume gives you guidance and information on: • Starting your music career • The ins and outs of recording contracts • Record producing and music engineering • The distribution and sale of records • The Internet and MP3s, and their effects on the music industry • The latest computer programs • Copyright law • Composing music and songwriting • Music education • The international music industry • And much more . . . The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry’s facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike.

David Smith has had 30 years experience in the Electronics Industry. Before arriving at MMU he worked as an Electronics Design Engineer for ICL and Marconi. His teaching interests are focused on enabling Design and Technology students to implement microcontroller designs into their projects.

Introduction, or How I Got into the Music Business and Why I Wrote This Book
The Music Business
Getting Started
Records
The Recording Process
The Record Industry: A Brief History
Record Companies
The Record Producer
Record Company Contracts
How Records Are Sold and Distributed
Agents and Personal Managers
Music Publishing
Performing Rights Societies
Commercials
Music Trade Papers
The American Federation of Musicians
Radio
Music Video and Cable Television
Careers in Music
Studio Work and Engineering
Careers in Records and Radio
Composing, Arranging, and Film Music
Concert Promotion and Careers in Publicity
Careers in Music Performance
Songwriting as a Career
College: Getting the Education You Need
Careers in Music Education and Private Teaching
Careers Related to Music in Print: The Writing, Publication, and Sale of Written Music
Music Criticism
Music Library Careers
Musical Instrument Manufacturing
Music Retailing and Wholesaling
Music Therapy
Piano Tuning, Instrument Repair, Music in the Armed Forces, Church Music, and Careers in Law
Arts Management
Grants
Minorities in the Music Business
Power in the Arts and Alternative Media
Entrepreneurship: Taking Care of Business
Assisting the Musician's Business: Computer and Information Retrieval Systems
The International Music Business
Music, the Internet, Napster, and New Media
Afterword: The Music Business in the Twenty-first Century
Appendix
Glossary of Music Business Terms
Annotated Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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