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All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Passman, Donald S. (Book - 2012 )
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Through seven editions and twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Industry has been the essential go-to reference for music business pros--musicians, songwriters, entertainment lawyers, agents, concert promoters, music publishers, record company execs, and music managers--as they try to navigate the rapid transformation of their 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, this book is still the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Author Donald Passman, one of the most influential figures in the business, has been in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers authoritative information on assembling a winning team of advisors, negotiating deals, music publishing and copyrights, new digital streaming services, and much more. The new edition includes up-to-date information on the new business models, including music streaming services and cloud lockers; developments in new legislation and industry-wide deals concerning piracy and digital rights; new challenges in performing rights; and updated numbers and statistics for the traditional industry. This book, called 'the industry bible' by the Los Angeles Times, is a comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world--an indispensable tool that no one who makes their living from music can afford to be without. -- from publisher description
Authors: Passman, Donald S.
Title: All you need to know about the music business
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 8th ed., Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: xxiv, 480 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Donald S. Passman ; illustrations by Randy Glass
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Pt. VIII, Motion picture music:
27. Overview of motion picture music:
Introduction
One song, eight deals
The rights involved
28. Performer deals:
Overview
Performance in the film (no record rights)
Record rights to film performances
29. Film songwriter deals:
Terminology
Deal points
30. Composer agreements:
Deal points
Package deals
Creative financing
Television composers
Video game composers
31. Licensing existing recordings and existing songs for motion pictures:
Master licenses
Licensing existing musical compositions for films
Film music quiz
32. Music supervisors:
Role
Fees and royalties
Television supervisors
33. Soundtrack album deals:
Score albums
Song albums
Cost covering
Other issues
Pt. VII. Classical music:
26. Classical music:
Term and product
Royalties
Advances
Mechanical royalties
Marketing tie-ins
Pt. VI, Merchandising:
24. Tour merchandising:
Merchandisers
Royalties
Hall fees
Advances
Term
Advance repayment
Performance minimum
Exclusivity
Creative control
Sell-off rights
Bootleggers
25. Retail merchandising:
Royalties
Other deal points
Caution
Pt. V, Touring
23. Personal appearances, touring:
Roles of team members
Marketing
Personal appearance deals
New artists
Midlevel artists
Heritage acts
Superstar touring
Hall fees
Riders
I'll take the whole thing...
Lining your pockets with more gold
Pt. IV, Group issues
22. Groups:
Group provisions in record deals
Trivia quiz
Internal group deals
What's in a name?
Pt. 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 1992)
Bonus section!:
How to set up a publishing company
18. Songwriter deals:
Songwriter royalties
Standard contracts
Performance monies
Printed music royalties
DART, Webcasting, and interactive streaming monies
Advances
Term songwriter agreements
Pop quiz
Collaboration (two or more songwriters)
Creative control
Reversion of copyright
19. Copublishing and administration deals:
Copublishing deals
Administration agreements
Now look where you are!
20. Advanced copyright concepts:
Who owns the copyright?
Works for hire
Duration of copyright
Right of termination
Digital performance of masters and Webcasting
21. Even more advanced copyright concepts:
I got you twenty, babe
How to terminate a copyright transfer in your spare time, for fun and profit
Extension rights
Digital samples
Sound recording copyrights
The copyright notice
Registration and deposit
What you get when someone rips off your copyright
Pt. II, Record deals:
7. Broad-strokes overview of the record business:
Industry structure
A word about retailers
Do you need a record label?
What's a record?
Masters
Royalty computation
Ye olde royalty calculations
8. Advances and recoupment:
Advances : the basic concept
Cross-collateralization
9. Real-life numbers:
Overview
Royalties
Advances
360 Rights
Look how much you already know
10. Other major deal points:
Amount of product
How long?
Delivery requirements
Controlled compositions
Greatest hits
Live albums
Guaranteed release
Independents day
11. Producer and mixer deals:
What's a producer?
Royalties
Advances
Other royalty computations
Who hires the producer?
A major point, pay attention
Mixers
12. Advanced royalty computations:
Distribution methods
Royalties for the United States
Foreign royalties
Reserve limitations
SoundScan
Master licenses
Electronic transmissions, including digital downloads, digital streaming, and things that go bump in the night
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
Accountings
13. 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
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
1. First step
Pt. 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
Fees
Your half of the job
5. Attorneys:
Picking a lawyer
Fees
Conflicts of interest
Attorney checklist
6. Agents:
Role
Fees
Deal points
Picking an agent
Summary: Through seven editions and twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Industry has been the essential go-to reference for music business pros--musicians, songwriters, entertainment lawyers, agents, concert promoters, music publishers, record company execs, and music managers--as they try to navigate the rapid transformation of their 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, this book is still the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Author Donald Passman, one of the most influential figures in the business, has been in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers authoritative information on assembling a winning team of advisors, negotiating deals, music publishing and copyrights, new digital streaming services, and much more. The new edition includes up-to-date information on the new business models, including music streaming services and cloud lockers; developments in new legislation and industry-wide deals concerning piracy and digital rights; new challenges in performing rights; and updated numbers and statistics for the traditional industry. This book, called 'the industry bible' by the Los Angeles Times, is a comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world--an indispensable tool that no one who makes their living from music can afford to be without. -- from publisher description
ISBN: 1451682468
9781451682465
Branch Call Number: 780.2373 P288a 2012
Subject Headings: Popular music Writing and publishing Copyright Music United States Music Economic aspects United States Music trade United States
Topical Term: Popular music
Copyright
Music
Music trade
LCCN: 2012022608
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This is a must-read starter guide for getting involved in the music industry.


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