By Donald S. Passman

"The bible" (Los Angeles Times), now up-to-date, crucial for a person within the song business-musicians, songwriters, legal professionals, brokers, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers-trying to navigate the speedy transformation of the industry.

For greater than two decades, All you must find out about the track enterprise has been universally considered as the definitive consultant to the song undefined. Now in its 9th variation, this most up-to-date variation leads beginners and specialists alike in the course of the the most important, up to the moment details at the industry's significant alterations based on today's quick technological advances and unsure economy.

Whether you are-or aspire to be-a performer, author, or government, veteran track attorney Donald Passman's accomplished consultant is an quintessential device. He deals well timed, authoritative details from easy methods to pick out and lease a successful workforce of advisors and constitution their commissions and costs; navigate the bits and bobs of checklist bargains, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize live performance, traveling, and promotion offers; comprehend the electronic streaming providers; and the way to take a finished examine the speedily reworking panorama of the song enterprise as a whole.

The track is within the eye of the typhoon, while every body within the company is scrambling to determine what's going to ensue to the most important labels and what it is going to suggest for the careers of artists and company execs. No musician, songwriter, leisure legal professional, agent, promoter, writer, supervisor, or checklist corporation executive-anyone who makes their residing from music-can manage to pay for to be with no All you want to find out about the tune enterprise. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon five, says, "If you must be in track, you need to learn this book."

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