Donald S. Passman, Randy Glass (Illustrator) Finished my preliminary read through for All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Donald S. Passman, Randy Glass (Illustrator). For 20 years, Donald Passman’s book has offered detailed advice to I used to think that a business book was something very board that was made only for adults. When my dad told me to read All you need to know about the MUSIC BUSINESS, my life changed significantly. Finished my preliminary read through for All You Need to Know About the Music Business. This is a book to have on the shelve for future reference. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in the music business as a career.
In the music business, the key to success lies in knowing how to protect yourself.
by Donald S. Passman (Author).
Passman has also been active in community and charitable activities, including acting as president of the Music .
Passman has also been active in community and charitable activities, including acting as president of the Music Industry Division, and sitting on the national board of The City of Hope; as a Trustee of the Artists’ Rights Foundation; as vice president for the Center for Early Education; and as a Federation Chief in the YMCA Indian Guides Program.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman is by far the best book to read for insight into the pros and the cons of the music business. Passman's knowledge is superior to any other music book that I have had the pleasure of reading. Many authors have released pertinent information about the realities of the business but Passman's approach is not only insightful but it is relaxing as well. His knowledge coupled with his humor, wit and enthusiasm soothes the anxiety of the reader. Instead of the reader being bombarded with only facts and figures, Donald Passman appears to display a more personal address.
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
Passman estimates the book has sold a half million copies in its various iterations over that time
Passman estimates the book has sold a half million copies in its various iterations over that time. Needless to say, there has been a mind-boggling array of changes in the music business over the past 28 years. When the book first came out, the big issues of the day were the 25% packaging deduction for the newly emerging CD format, as well as discussions about the now -of-history DAT (Digital Audio Tape), DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) and CDV (Compact Disc Video).
The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out what's going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive-anyone who makes their living from music-can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business.
For fifteen years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has 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 the Los Angeles Times called "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 relationshipsMaster the big picture and the finer points of record dealsNavigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyrightsMaximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals
This latest edition also includes information on:
Music downloads, webcasting, streaming-on-demand, and podcastingThe new video streaming servicesHow royalties are computed in the digital ageThe latest developments in deals with independent labels, including upstream dealsUpdates on all the traditional industry matters, such as royalties, advances, video budgets, and copyright law
In All 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.
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