An Entrepreneurial Guide to Publishing and Copyright for the Music, Film and Media Industries
Author: Helen Gammons
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Art of Music Publishing provides an inspirational framework, reference, and best practice for those working directly in music creation, exploitation, or media content. It outlines the contractual roles and relationships between Publishers, Songwriter-Composers, Producers, Managers, A&R, Games Developers, Investors, Film/TV and Media Executives, in an often complex international environment. The book also examines the political and social impact of new technology on international markets and future revenue streams. Understand music publishing contracts and key terms. Copyright registration, exploitation, licensing, and synchronization. Maximizing revenue from record sales, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print, and alternative digital media Catalogue acquisition and valuation. Calculating royalties. Industry structure and international music publishing societies Managing digital rights, online music distribution, and emerging income streams. Includes key insights from leading Industry executives and visionaries
The Roadmap to Royalties
Author: Ron Sobel,Dick Weissman
Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generate over thirty different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money. Taking a practical approach, the authors -- one a successful music publisher and attorney, the other a songwriter and music business professor -- explain in simple terms the basic concept of copyright law as it pertains to compositions. Throughout, they give practical examples from "real world" situations that illuminate both potential pitfalls and possible upsides for the working composers.
An Entrepreneurial Approach, Second Edition
Author: Catherine Fitterman Radbill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Introduction to the Music Industry: An Entrepreneurial Approach, Second Edition is an introductory textbook that offers a fresh perspective in one of the fastest-changing businesses in the world today. It engages students with creative problem-solving activities, collaborative projects and case studies as they explore the inner workings of the music business, while encouraging them to think like entrepreneurs on a path toward their own successful careers in the industry. This new edition includes a revised chapter organization, with chapters streamlined to focus on topics most important to music business students, while also maintaining its user-friendly chapter approach. Supported by an updated companion website, this book equips music business students and performance majors with the knowledge and tools to adopt and integrate entrepreneurial thinking successfully into practice and shape the future of the industry.
Author: Steve Winogradsky
Publisher: Alfred Music
Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business and law students. Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing; songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read narratives explain the key points for all of these types of deals. There are many sample agreements included in the book, all annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract language. There are also links to copyright and publishing resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world incidents. If you're looking for a thorough grounding and go-to reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course, your search is over.
Author: David Baskerville,Tim Baskerville
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Business & Economics
This powerhouse best-selling text remains the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, Eleventh Edition offers surpasses any other resource available. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David Baskerville and Tim Baskerville’s handbook an indispensable resource, regardless of their specialty within the music field. This text is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and Music Business Foundations as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. The fully updated Eleventh Edition includes coverage of key topics such as copyright, licensing, songwriting, concert venues, and the entrepreneurial musician. Uniquely, it provides career-planning insights on dozens of job categories in the diverse music industry.
An Insider's Guide to Becoming Your Own Music Publisher
Author: Eric Beall
Publisher: Berklee Press
(Berklee Press). Making Music Make Money will educate songwriters, as well as aspiring music business entrepreneurs in the basics of becoming an effective independent music publisher. Topics include a discussion of the various roles a publisher plays in the music business: collection, administration, protection, exploitation and evaluation. A major emphasis is placed on the exploitation process, and the importance of creating a sound business model for a new publishing venture. Eric Beall is a Creative Director for Zomba Music Publishing, as well as a former songwriter and record producer. In his role at Zomba, Eric has signed and developed top writers including Steve Diamond, KNS Productions, and Riprock & Alex G. and has coordinated and directed Zomba writers in the development of material for Jive Records pop superstars like Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music.
Author: Jeffrey Brabec,Todd Brabec
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry. Millions dream of attaining glamour and wealth through music. This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must-have for every songwriter, performer and musician.
Fully Revised and Updated, Including the Latest Developments in Music Streaming
Author: Ann Harrison
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
This highly acclaimed guide explains the business of the British music industry. Drawing on her extensive experience as a media lawyer, Ann Harrison offers a unique, expert opinion on the deals, the contracts and the business as a whole. Whether you're a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer, this practical and comprehensive guide is indispensable reading.
Author: Chris Anderton,Andrew Dubber,Martin James
Everyone knows music is big business, but do you really understand how ideas and inspiration become songs, products, downloads, concerts and careers? This textbook guides students to a full understanding of the processes that drive the music industries. More than just an expose or 'how to' guide, this book gives students the tools to make sense of technological change, socio-cultural processes, and the constantly shifting music business environment, putting them in the front line of innovation and entrepreneurship in the future. Packed with case studies, this book: • Takes the reader on a journey from Glastonbury and the X-Factor to house concerts and crowd-funded releases; • Demystifies management, publishing and recording contracts, and the world of copyright, intellectual property and music piracy; • Explains how digital technologies have changed almost all aspects of music making, performing, promotion and consumption; • Explores all levels of the music industries, from micro-independent businesses to corporate conglomerates; • Enables students to meet the challenge of the transforming music industries. This is the must-have primer for understanding and getting ahead in the music industries. It is essential reading for students of popular music in media studies, sociology and musicology.
Author: Mark E. Halloran
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Business & Economics
Advises would-be musicians on getting started, obtaining copyrights, selecting managers, and related matters.
How to Get Your Music Into Film, TV, Advertising, Digital Media, and Beyond
Author: Darren Wilsey
A reference for musicians and composers of all genres cites the commercial and financial opportunities of music licensing, drawing on the authors' industry experience to counsel readers on strategies for launching a career and avoiding common pitfalls. Original.
How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies
Author: Steve Gordon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs. The Future of the Music Business provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video. The book also provides practical tips for: Selling music online; Using blogs and social networks; Developing an online record company; Creating an Internet radio station; Opening an online music store; Raising money for recording projects online; Creating a hit song in the Digital Age; Taking advantage of wireless technologies, and much more. This revised third edition is the most up-to-date and thorough examination of current trends, and offers special sections on: What to do if someone steals your song; Protecting the name of your band or label ; How to find and get a music lawyer to shop your music; How to land a deal with an indie, or a major label. The video includes a comprehensive lecture, "How to Succeed in Today's Music Business," delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Author: Ari Herstand
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned. In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to: Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape. There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.
Fully Revised and Updated, including the latest developments in music streaming
Author: Ann Harrison
Publisher: Random House
This essential and highly acclaimed guide, now updated and revised in its seventh edition, explains the business of the British music industry. Drawing on her extensive experience as a media lawyer, Ann Harrison offers a unique, expert opinion on the deals, the contracts and the business as a whole. She examines in detail the changing face of the music industry and provides absorbing and up-to-date case studies. Whether you’re a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer, this practical and comprehensive guide is indispensable reading. Fully revised and updated. Includes: · The current types of record and publishing deals, and what you can expect to see in the contracts · A guide to making a record, manufacture, distribution, branding, marketing, merchandising, sponsorship, band arrangements and touring · The most up-to-date information on music streaming, digital downloads, online marketing and piracy · An in-depth look at copyright law and related rights · Case studies illustrating key developments and legal jargon explained.
Author: Lee Marshall,Simon Frith
"First Published in 2004, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
The Smart Marketer's Guide to Buying Music for Brand Campaigns
Author: Richard Kirstein
Publisher: Rethink Press
Everyone loves music, so marketers want great tracks for their campaigns. Buying music is complex and few marketers or agencies truly understand how to broker licences with the music business. MUSIC RIGHTS WITHOUT FIGHTS will empower brand marketers and their procurement colleagues to: Understand how music rights work; Learn about key cost drivers and how to control them; Identify risk and how to reduce it; Improve their bargaining position; Secure smarter deals and sustainable relationships. Richard Kirstein is the UK's leading independent expert on music rights buying for brands. During a music licensing career spanning over 20 years, he has brokered several thousand deals, acting for both music rights buyers and sellers. Since 2010, Richard has been Founding Partner of Resilient Music LLP, a successful specialist consultancy whose clients include some of the world's largest consumer brands in the fashion, automotive, financial services and alcoholic beverage sectors.
Solutions and Techniques for the Project Recording Studio
Author: Paul White,Hugh Robjohns,Dave Lockwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Professional studio design is a specialized science, with more than a touch of "black magic" thrown in. Over the past few years, Sound on Sound magazine has made one trip each month to a reader’s studio. These visits have demonstrated that it is fairly simple to make a huge improvement to an untreated project-studio room, without spending a fortune. However, they’ve also proven that beginners’ attempts at DIY acoustic treatments often cause more problems than they solve. Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits to readers’ home and project studios, the SOS team imparts easy-to-understand, organized troubleshooting advice. Learn how to rid yourself of monitoring problems and get an accurate monitoring system, how to enhance the sound of your recording space, and how to perfect your instrumental and vocal recordings. Decrease the time you spend re-recording and mixing, simply by improving your room with advice from the guys who have seen it all when it comes to make-do small studios. Contains: A structured look at the problems that most often plague small studios, with individual studio case studies addressing each issue Real solutions that you can both afford and implement; no thousand-dollar investments or idealized studio designs that don’t work with your space! Case studies that look at small studios’ specific problems, with additional break-outs tips that address quick fixes to common problems
An Introduction to the Music Industry
Author: Rick Digiallonardo,John Fishell
Publisher: Cognella Academic Pub
This text is the rare book that effectively combines an academic approach that is appropriate for serious study with an insider's view of how to achieve professional success in a highly competitive area of the entertainment world.
Correcting and Enhancing Audio in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and Studio One
Author: Simon Langford
Publisher: CRC Press
Whether you’re comping a vocal track, restoring an old recording, working with dialogue or sound effects for film, or imposing your own vision with mash-ups or remixes, audio editing is a key skill to successful sound production. Digital Audio Editing gives you the techniques, from the simplest corrective editing like cutting, copying, and pasting to more complex creative editing, such as beat mapping and time-stretching. You’ll be able to avoid unnatural-sounding pitch correction and understand the potential pitfalls you face when restoring classic tracks. Author Simon Langford invites you to see editing with his wide-angle view, putting this skill into a broad context that will inform your choices even as you more skillfully manipulate sound. Focusing on techniques applicable to any digital audio workstation, it includes break-outs giving specific keystrokes and instruction in Avid’s Pro Tools, Apple’s Logic Pro, Steinberg’s Cubase, and PreSonus’s Studio One. The companion websites includes tutorials in all four software packages to help you immediately apply the broad skills from the book.
Author: Paul Allen
Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. You’ll learn how and why those moving parts "move," as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career. Artist Management for the Music Business gives you a comprehensive view of how to generate income through music and how to strategically plan for future growth. The book is full of valuable practical insights. It includes interviews and case studies with examples of real-world management issues and outcomes. Updates to this new edition include the importance of online streaming to music careers, how anyone can effectively network, tools for successful negotiation, ways to identify and manage income sources, and guidance on the ever-changing social media landscape of the music business. This book gives you access to resources about artist management and the music business at its companion website, http://www.artistmanagementonline.com.? There is no login, and the resources are updated regularly.