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The Art of Music Publishing: An Entrepreneurial Guide to Publishing and Copyright for the Music, Film and Media Industries.by Helen Gammons
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Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? Music publishing provides real inspiration, a tangible and ‘hands on’ perspective to the exciting high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and lean * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Look at how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business. As well as exploring all the areas of music publishing that are available, the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing.
'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.' David 'Hawk' Wolinski Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever.
"Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes." From Simon Napier Bell Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.
* Offers key industry insight for both new and experienced music publishers, with international focus * Up to date with new and emerging technologies, business models, trends and strategies, and alliance opportunities * Interviews with industry gurus
Book News Annotation:
This guide to the business aspects of music publishing examines the existing structure of the industry today and provides advice on emerging modern, more responsive trends in music management. Topics discussed include rights management, the roles of music publishers, contracts, the digital environment and business and strategic planning. Chapters include numerous tables and example information and access to additional online resources is provided. The volume is written from a UK industry perspective but includes universally applicable information. Gammons is an experienced creative director and music business professional. Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music business legends
About the Author
Helen Gammons has been involved with music publishing, licensing, contracts and artist development for many years. Helen is currently FD to the Planet Audio Group and is is the Head of the Business School of The Academy of Contemporary Music.
Helen Gammons - MBA. Has three decades of experience as International Creative Director and Business Affairs for leading industry companies, responsible for music publishing, music supervision, synchronization, licensing of songs and masters, business affairs and artist development. Helen is currently Head of Business Studies at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in the UK (www.acm.ac.uk). Executive Director of Planet Audio Group www.planetvideosystems.co.uk, including www.rotolight.com and Executive Producer on forthcoming Hollywood movies. Helen also advises music companies as a business mentor for www.rockstargroup.co.uk.
Table of Contents
Forward: - How I started in the industry. | Chapter 1- New Opportunities. Seymour Stein (Warner/ Sire) - interview Chapter 2 - Turning Music into a Business. Henri Belolo - Building a brand (70’s to 2009)- interview David Pakman - Technologist (ex emusic CEO and founder - now turned Venture capitalist) Chapter 3 - The facts about ‘copyright’ ASCAP and BMI perspective Interviews Chapter 4 - Managing ‘Rights’ - International framework and Issues Chapter 5 - The Role of the Publisher - Drivers of change. Nigel Elderton - European Vice President Peer Music - interview. Chapter 6 - Income Streams Interview with David (Hawk) Wolinski - composer of "Aint NoBody" Rufus and Chaka Khan - covers just keep rolling in! Interview Chapter 7 - Contracts - The basic facts, the implications. Contracts - Single song Assignment. Contracts - Exclusive Writer Agreement. Contracts - Administration Contracts - Co-Publishing. Contracts - Synchronisation contract. Chapter 8 - Synchronisation - Making money from all forms of audio visual products. Chapter 9 - Purchasing a Music Publishing catalogue -Guide Lines and business Framework Chapter 10 - The Publishing Manager and Entrepreneur. Using business models to help make wise decisions Chapter 11 - International trade shows Chapter 12 - Building a sustainable network. Chapter 13 - The Power Game - the big deals, the major players and the end game. Chapter 14 - The Digital Age - the power of ‘Rights Management’ and the International stage. Chapter 15 - The drivers of change and affects on Music Publishing. Marketing your business - a few tips on digital convergence strategy Chapter 16 - A glimpse at the past - ‘Tightening The Net’ - the importance of strategic planning, and management in the creative industries. Chapter 17 - Corporate and social responsibility - the sole trader to the giant Corporation - one small step for mankind. Chapter 18 - Futurisation of ‘Rights Management’. Interview with Gerd Leonhard. Glossary of terms. Conclusion
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