- Tapa dura: 447 páginas
- Editor: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Edición: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (1 de octubre de 2000)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0684870649
- ISBN-13: 978-0684870649
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº859.603 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
All You Need to Know about the Music Business (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 oct 2000
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Joe Smith former President and CEO, Capitol Records/EMI Music, Inc. This man is so knowledgeable that it's difficult negotiating with him. The book is terrific and a must-read if you want to know how the music business works.
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Now in its fourth edition, "All You Need to Know About the Music Business" is universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Called "the industry bible" by the "Los Angeles Times," this newest edition is filled with vital information on the technological advances that are reshaping the business, and how novices and experts alike should manage such changes. 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 want a career as a performer, writer, or executive, Donald Passman's comprehensive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the business is an indispensable tool. Drawing on his unique professional experience as one of the most respected advisors in the industry, Passman offers authoritative, up-to-the-minute information. You'll learn 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 your success Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals Understand the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyrights Maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals Plus, this latest edition includes information on: The power of the Internet -- from promotional and com- mercial web sites such as Amazon or CDNow to the publicity advantages of chat rooms, bulletin boards and ever-improving Webcasters (the Internet's answer to radio), and the serious dangers of piracy The new and changing laws of the electronic frontier, including copyrightinfringement, illegal downloads, and the challenges to intellectual property rights Recognizing the opportunities offered by digital downloads, MP3, and other new media which will be the future of music There are also updates on traditional industry matters such as royalties, advances, video budgets, and copyright law. The music industry can be a gold mine, a minefield, or both, but with a small investment of time in learning the business, you can reap huge benefits. "All You Need to Know About the Music Business" shows you how.
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Mr. Passman seems to dismiss the brevity of his coverage by explaining that digital sales still represent less than 10% of the sales market. Even so, look at the trend lines -- digital sales has moved from early adopters to mainstream; CD sales are dropping (and sales no longer tell the big story in music -- file-trading probably rivals CD sales in volume of music distributed). There is a difference between technological innovations and a paradigm shift--most people recognize we are in the latter with respect to music.
The earlier editions were comprehensive at the times of their releases; but this edition is not, in my humble opinion, justified as a new edition. What is particularly disappointing is that the music market has been going through dramatic changes since the release of the previous edition; but you wouldn't know it by this book--which has very little in the way of new content. Alas, there is no mention of Creative Commons licensing -- this is a huge, worldwide phenomenon.
It would get 5 stars if the title were "All You Need to Know about the Traditional Music Business", but it terms of addressing the leading-edge trends that will be of interest to most artists starting out, this book falls short.
If you don't have a previous edition, this is still a GREAT book to get you started. Mr. Passman covers a lot of territory and has a friendly, familiar writing style. However, this book is not nearly as valuable, nor comprehensive in terms of being an updated new edition.