All You Need to Know about the Music Business

ISBN-10: 0743293185

ISBN-13: 9780743293181

Edition: 6th 2006

Authors: Donald S. Passman, Randy Glass

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For fifteen years,All You Need to Know About the Music Businesshas been universally regarded as the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Now in its sixth edition, it has been completely revised and updated with crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry's major changes in response to today's rapid technological advances and uncertain economy. Veteran music lawyer Donald Passman is in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. This latest edition of what theLos Angeles Timescalled "the industry bible" will lead novices and experts alike through the fundamental practices as well as the new, uncharted territory of one of this country's most dynamic industries. In the music business, the key to success lies in knowing how to protect yourself. To do that, you need the best and most up-to-date advice available. Whether you are -- or aspire to be -- a performer, writer, or executive, Passman's comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world is an indispensable tool. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the industry, Passman offers authoritative information on 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 big picture and the finer points of record deals Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyrights Maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals This latest edition also includes information on: Music downloads, webcasting, streaming-on-demand, and podcasting The new video streaming services How royalties are computed in the digital age The latest developments in deals with independent labels, including upstream deals Updates on all the traditional industry matters, such as royalties, advances, video budgets, and copyright law InAll You Need to Know About the Music Business, one of the industry's most influential figures shows you how to thrive in the most exciting business in the world. It's a book that no musician, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, record company executive -- anyone who makes their living from music -- can afford to be without.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Don Passman is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles, California.

First Steps
Your Team of Advisors
How to Pick a Team
Getting Your Team Together
Business Philosophy
Hiring a Team
Changing a Team Member
Cocktail Party Talk
Personal Managers
Commission Overview
Negotiating the Manager's Deal
Picking the Right Manager
Business Managers
How to Pick a Business Manager
Business Manager Checklist
Your Half of the Job
Picking a Lawyer
Conflicts of Interest
Attorney Checklist
Deal Points
Picking an Agent
Record Deals
Broad-Strokes Overview of the Record Business
Industry Structure
What's a Record?
Royalty Computation
Ye Olde Royalty Calculations
Advances and Recoupment
Advances: The Basic Concept
Real-Life Numbers
Career Co-ventures
Look How Much You Already Know
Other Major Deal Points
Amount of Product
How Long?
Mega Deals
Delivery Requirements
Controlled Compositions
Greatest Hits
Live Albums
Guaranteed Release
Independents Day
Producer and Mixer Deals
What's a Producer?
Who Hires the Producer?
A Major Point -- Pay Attention
Advanced Record Deal Points
Advanced Demo Deal Negotiation
Independent Promotion
Merchandising Rights
Tour Support
Union Per-Record Charges
Album Cover Artwork
Creative, Marketing, and Other Controls
Reserve Limitations
Special Packaging Costs
Advanced Royalty Computations
Distribution Methods
Royalties for United States Sales
Foreign Royalties
R.O.W.New Technologies, Electronic Transmissions, and Things That Go Bump in the Night
Master Licenses
Coupling and Compilations
Joint Recordings
"Greatest Hits" Albums
Multiple Albums
Box Sets
Television Advertising
DVDs and Other Home Video Devices
Mid-Price Records
Budget Records
New and Developing Artist Prices
Record Clubs
Cutouts, Deletes, Scraps, and Other Food for Bottom Feeders
Video Games
DART, Digital Performance, and Webcasting Monies
Foreign Public Performance of Masters
Loan-out, Independent Production, Label, and Distribution Deals
Loan-out Deals
Independent Production Agreements
Joint Ventures
Pressing and Distribution (P&D) Deals
Upstream Deals
Songwriting and Music Publishing
Copyright Basics
Basic Copyright Concepts
What Are All These Rights You Get?
Exceptions to the Copyright Monopoly
Compulsory Mechanical Licenses
Publishing Companies and Major
Income Sources
Publishing Overview
Sources of Income
Mechanical Royalties
Controlled Composition Clauses
Maximum Rate Per Song
Maximum Rate Per Album
Public-Performance Royalties
Secondary Publishing Income
Printed Music
Synchronization and Transcription Licenses
Electronic Transmissions, Including Digital Downloads, Ring Tones, Webcasting, Subscription Services, and Podcasting
Foreign Subpublishing
DART Monies (Audio Home Recording Act of ) Bonus Section!
How to Set Up a Publishing Company
Songwriter Deals
Songwriter Royalties
Standard Contracts
Performance Monies
Printed Music Royalties
DART and Webcasting Monies
Term Songwriter Agreements
Pop Quiz
Collaboration (Two or More Songwriters)
Creative Control
Reversion of Copyrig
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