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All You Need to Know About The Music Business

All You Need to Know About The Music Business <br>6th Edition by Donald S. Passman All You Need to Know About The Music Business
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Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 464
Pub. Date: 2006
Edition: 6th
ISBN-10: 0743293185
ISBN-13: 9780743293181

About the Book:

No one understands the music business and the changes it has undergone in recent years better than LA lawyer Donald Passman. All You Need to Know About the Music Business is universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. For over 20 years his book has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times. Called "the industry bible" by the Los Angeles Times, this book 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, he offers authoritative, up-to-the-minute information. He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals.

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.

What people say:

"Any creative person who's considering working in the music business should read this book." — Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Geffen A&M Records

"I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the music business." — David Geffen, film producer, record executive and theatrical producer

"I've spent ten years trying to get Don to open up like this to me. Never has he been so eloquent, so patient, or so thorough. It cost me a fortune to get these diamonds from Don: Now you can have them. For your own. At a fraction of the cost." — Tom Waits, singer-songwriter, composer, and actor

"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." — Joe Smith, former president and CEO, Capitol Records/EMI Music, Inc.

"I almost hesitate to recommend Don's bookit gives away more inside information than it should." — Mo Ostin, chairman of the board, DreamWorks Records

"An entertaining and professionally written primer on the music business." — Michael Eisner, former CEO, the Walt Disney Company

"I highly recommend Don's book to anyone who has ever been interested in the music business. His experience and insight into the inner workings of the music world make this an indispensable work." — Quincy Jones, legendary record producer

"If I'd had this book when I started, I'd be ten times richer and would have saved a fortune in legal fees." — Ed Bicknell, manager, Dire Straits

About the Author:

Donald S. Passman practices law in California and has specialized in the music business for more than thirty years, primarily representing talent. He lives in Los Angeles.