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What They'll Never Tell You about the Music Business, Revised and Updated Editio: The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (And a Few Truths)by Peter Thall
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A practical resource for novice musicians furnishes essential information on the inner workings of the modern music industry, covering such topics as the impact of agent-artist agreements, new webasting opportunities, changes in copyright law, royalty limits, and a host of real-world ideas and tips.
Bad news: The music business is packed with hidden agendas. Good news: There's one indispensable guide that helps songwriters, musicians, executives, lawyers, and managers understand the music business and travel its shark-infested waters safely and confidently. What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition. This new, fully revised edition presents even more
About the Author
Peter M. Thall, a veteran of more than 30 years of law practice, is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and the Copyright Society of the United States. He is also a member of the prestigious New York Festival of Song, special counsel to the London Philharmonia’s Millennium Creation series, and was associate producer of the acclaimed PBS special The Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction — Investors — Advances — Royalties — Personal management — Managing your business and your financial future — When your job is more than a gig — Record producers — Getting your record heard — Touring concerns — Merchandising — Audits — Music publishing — When Rodgers meets Hammerstein — Being your own music publishing company — Internet entrepreneurship — Lost, misplaced, neglected, and abandoned — Urban music — Classical music — Termination of grants of copyrights — Compliance with copyright laws — Catalogue valuation — Copyright issues — Copyright.
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