This Business of Music The Definitive Guide to the Business and Legal Issues of the Music Industry

ISBN-10: 0823077233

ISBN-13: 9780823077236

Edition: 10th 2007 (Revised)

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Now in its tenth edition,This Business of Musichas been revised and completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the ever-evolving music business. Every chapter has been revised. An entirely new chapter has been added, asking and answering the question "Are there borders in cyberspace?" The answer is yes, and the book clearly and concisely explains what they are and how to maintain them. Commentary on recent legislation, a reader-friendly summary of the laws on copyright duration, and much more insightful analysis--plus fully updated lists of music organizations and important websites--makeThis Business ofMusicindispensable for musicians, agents, managers, marketers, music publishers and groups, colleges and universities, and everyone who wants to make musicandmake money.
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

M. William Krasilovskyis an attorney specializing in music and copyright. He has been a trustee of the Copyright Society of America and has served as music counsel to Warner Music and special music counsel to the United Nations and UNICEF. As an adjunct professor at New York University and the State University of New York, Mr. Krasilovsky taught courses on the music business and on ethical issue important to the entertainment industry. He contributes frequently to entertainment and law journals and has lectured at universities and bar associations across the country. He lives in Stamford, CT. Sidney Shemeldied in 1994, and his work on the first six editions of this book is still very much in evidence throughout the current text. Mr. Shemel was Vice President of Music at MGM-UA and vice president and legal counsel to the United Artists Corporation’s record companies and its domestic and international music publishing subsidiaries. John M. Gross, a graduate of Harvard Law School, practices entertainment and music law. Mr. Gross served as Vice President and General Counsel of the Entertainment Division of Commonwealth United Corp. and later became a partner in the law firm of Arrow, Edelstein & Gross, P.C. He lives and works in New York City. Jonathan Feinstein, a New York and California attorney specializing in intellectual property strategy related to entertainment and technology ventures, was educated at Wesleyan University and Northwestern University Law School. He holds several patents and has developed commercially successful products. As an entrepreneur and executive in Silicon Valley and Seattle, he has worked with Apple Computer and Sophisticated Circuits, Inc., among others. He serves as an advisor and expert witness on media technology.

Music business trends and transformations
The music industry in the twenty-first century
Record industry agreements and practices
Recording artist contracts
Contracts with minors
Independent record producers
Foreign distribution agreements
Labor agreements
Sound recordings : rights, restrictions, and royalties
Bootlegging, piracy, and counterfeiting
Record covers, labels, and liner notes
Music publisher and writer agreements and practices
Copyright law in the United States
The duration of copyright protection
The uses of public domain
Arrangements and adaptations
Performing rights organizations
Mechanical and other audio reproduction rights
Songwriter contracts and royalty statements
Works for hire
Co-ownership and joint administration of copyrights
Copyright infringement
International copyright protection
Foreign publishing
The writer as publisher
Music for motion pictures
Licensing recordings for films, television programs, and videogames
Music for the theater
Commercial jingles
Buying and selling music publishing companies and record companies
Loans to music publishers
Printed music
Other aspects of the music business
Privacy and publicity rights
The protection of ideas and titles
Names and trademarks
Agents and managers
Taxation in the music business
Record clubs and premiums
Music videos
Demonstration records in the electronic age
Trade practice regulations
Work permits for foreign artists
Sources of information
Technology is a challenge, not a choice
Music industry organizations
Contract checklists
Current U.S. Licensing and collection practices for digital uses
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