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    Brand new book: "All You Need To Know About The Music Business" by Donald S Passman (2006, 6th edition)
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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 dealsThis 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 lawInAll 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.

    Product Identifiers
    ISBN-10 0743293185
    ISBN-13 9780743293181

    Key Details
    Author Donald S. Passman
    Number Of Pages 464 pages
    Format Hardcover
    Publication Date 2006-11-14
    Language English
    Publisher Free Press

    Additional Details
    Edition Number 6
    Copyright Date 2006
    Illustrated Yes

    Table Of Content
    1.First Steps
    PART I Your Team of Advisors
    2. How to Pick a Team
    Getting Your Team Together
    Business Philosophy
    Hiring a Team
    Changing a Team Member
    Cocktail Party Talk
    3. Personal Managers
    Role
    Commission Overview
    Negotiating the Manager's Deal
    Picking the Right Manager
    4. Business Managers
    Role
    How to Pick a Business Manager
    Business Manager Checklist
    FeesYour Half of the Job
    5. Attorneys
    Picking a Lawyer
    Fees
    Conflicts of Interest
    Attorney Checklist
    6. Agents
    Role
    Fees
    Deal Points
    Picking an Agent
    PART II Record Deals
    7. Broad-Strokes Overview of the Record Business
    Industry Structure
    What's a Record?
    Masters
    Royalty Computation
    Ye Olde Royalty Calculations
    8. Advances and RecoupmentAdvances: The Basic Concept
    Cross-collateralization
    9. Real-Life Numbers
    Overview
    Royalties
    Advances
    Career Co-ventures
    Look How Much You Already Know
    10. Other Major Deal Points
    Amount of Product
    How Long?
    Mega Deals
    Delivery Requirements
    Controlled Compositions
    Greatest Hits
    Live Albums
    Guaranteed Release
    Independents Day
    11. Producer and Mixer Deals
    What's a Producer?
    Royalties
    Advances
    Who Hires the Producer?
    A Major Point -- Pay Attention
    Mixers
    12. Advanced Record Deal Points
    Advanced Demo Deal Negotiation
    Exclusivity
    Videos
    Independent Promotion
    Merchandising Rights
    Tour Support
    Territory
    Union Per-Record Charges
    Album Cover Artwork
    Creative, Marketing, and Other Controls
    Reserve Limitations
    SoundScan
    Special Packaging Costs
    Accountings
    13. 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
    Premiums
    Video Games
    DART, Digital Performance, and Webcasting Monies
    Foreign Public Performance of Masters
    14. Loan-out, Independent Production, Label, and Distribution Deals
    Loan-out Deals
    Independent Production Agreements
    Joint Ventures
    Pressing and Distribution (P&D) Deals
    Upstream Deals
    PART III Songwriting and Music Publishing
    15. Copyright Basics
    Basic Copyright Concepts
    What Are All These Rights You Get?
    Exceptions to the Copyright Monopoly
    Compulsory Mechanical Licenses
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Songwriter Deals
    Songwriter Royalties
    Standard Contracts
    Performance Monies
    Printed Music Royalties
    DART and Webcasting Monies
    Advances
    Term Songwriter Agreements
    Pop Quiz
    Collaboration (Two or More Songwriters)
    Creative Control
    Reversion of Copyrights
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