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Music Business Primer (Trade) / Edition 1
     

Music Business Primer (Trade) / Edition 1

by Diane Sward Rapaport
 

ISBN-10: 0130340774

ISBN-13: 9780130340771

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Featuring articles written by music industry professionals, this comprehensive primer guides readers through every aspect of the music business.

Covers all aspects of the music industry ranging from songwriting, recording, and performing, to copyright law, record labels, marketing and promotion, and more.

For musicians and future music professionals who want a

Overview

Featuring articles written by music industry professionals, this comprehensive primer guides readers through every aspect of the music business.

Covers all aspects of the music industry ranging from songwriting, recording, and performing, to copyright law, record labels, marketing and promotion, and more.

For musicians and future music professionals who want a comprehensive overview of the music industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130340771
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ecology of the Music Business1
Entertainment Conglomerates1
The Regional Music Industry3
Financial Support for Musicians5
The Internet's Effect on the Music Industry5
Conclusion6
Segment 1The Business of Music7
The Language of Business7
Financial Statements8
Income Statements9
Bookkeeping11
Business Plans11
Business Entities13
Taxation21
Conclusion22
Business Names23
Researching a Name's Originality23
Establishing Rights to a Business Name24
Ownership of the Name24
Branding24
Interview Highlight25
Will Ackerman: The Artist as Businessperson25
Resource Highlight29
The Small Business Administration29
Resources29
Segment 2Creative Rights31
Protecting Creative Rights32
Copyrights: Musical Works32
Copyrights: Sound Recordings41
Copyrights for U.S. Composers in Foreign Countries42
Copyright Infringement47
Piracy48
Conclusion51
Challenges to Copyrights52
Napster53
Music Subscription Services Probed for Potential Violations of Antitrust Laws55
Lawsuits Against Other Free File-Sharing Services55
MP3.com56
Doug and Jimmy's Farm Club56
Conclusion57
Interview Highlight58
Pete and Pat Luboff: Songwriters, Publishers and Songwriting Educators58
Resource Highlight62
The Nashville Songwriter's Association International62
Resources63
Segment 3Publishing65
The Business of Publishers66
Legal Requirements66
How Publishers Make Money67
Principle Job Responsibilities69
Contracts Between Composers and Publishers70
Composers Can Form Their Own Publishing Companies73
Songsharks and Questionable Practices73
Print Music Publishers74
Conclusion75
Collaborator/Songwriter Agreements76
Percentage Ownership76
Grant of Rights76
Division of Income77
Pursuit of Infringement77
Copyright Duration77
Copyright Transfers77
Different Performing Rights Society Affiliations78
Songwriters as Members of Different Bands78
Controlled Composition Clause78
Coaccounting79
Future Generations79
Interview Highlight80
Michael Eames: Publisher and Musician80
Resource Highlight84
The Songwriters Guild of America84
Resources85
Segment 4Music Licensing87
Licensing Music88
Researching Song Ownership88
Compulsory Mechanical Licenses89
Mechanical Licenses for Sampling92
Mechanical Licenses for Digital Phonorecord Deliveries (DPDs)92
Foreign Sublicenses94
Licenses for Public Performances of Musical Compositions94
Synchronization Licenses98
Sheet Music Licenses100
Conclusion100
Sampling101
Copyright Infringement101
Unfair Competition103
Rights of Privacy Violations103
Federal Antibootlegging Statutes103
No Electronic Theft Act105
Penalties105
Copyright Clearances106
American Federation of Musician Payments110
Soundtrack Sampling110
Conclusion110
Interview Highlight111
Michael Laskow: Founder, TAXI111
Resource Highlights115
The National Music Publishers Association115
The Harry Fox Agency115
The Future of Music Coalition116
Resources117
Segment 5Attorneys and Artists' Managers119
The Business of Attorneys120
Legal Requirements120
How Attorneys Make Money120
Principle Job Responsibilities121
Alternative Dispute Resolution122
Conclusion123
The Business of Artists' Managers124
Legal Requirements124
How Artists' Managers Make Money124
Principle Job Responsibilities125
Contracts Between Artists and Managers130
Artists as Managers132
Conclusion132
National Crackdown on Rave Concerts133
Use of the Crackhouse Law133
Other Legal Tactics135
Conclusion136
Interview Highlight137
Stan Hertzman: Umbrella Artist Management137
Resource Highlight143
The Electronic Music Defense and Education Fund143
Resources143
Segment 6Talent Agents145
The Business of Talent Agents146
Legal Requirements146
How Talent Agents Make Money146
Principle Job Responsibilities146
Talent Agency Contracts149
Can Acts Be Their Own Talent Agents?150
Conclusion150
Black Promoters Sue Talent Agencies and Concert Promoters151
Interview Highlight153
Edna Landau: IMG Artists153
Resource Highlight158
The National Association for Campus Activities158
Resources158
Segment 7Concert Promotion and Arts Administration163
The Business of Concert Promotion164
The Role of Music Unions164
How Concert Promoters and Arts Presenters Make Money165
The Importance of Draw165
Income and Expense165
Concert Promotion Contracts166
Principle Job Responsibilities169
Can Acts Promote Their Own Concerts171
College and University Promoters171
Promoters of Benefit Concerts171
Showcases172
Conclusion172
Arts Administration and the Cultural Arts173
Arts Presenters Income173
Principle Job Responsibilities174
Artistic Mission174
Funding174
Audience Development175
Working with Universities176
Conclusion176
Interview Highlight177
Julie Lokin, Cofounder, New Audiences Productions, Inc177
Resource Highlights182
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters182
The National Endowment for the Arts182
The International House of Blues Foundation183
Resources183
Segment 8Record Companies187
The Business of Record Companies188
Recording Labels188
Legal Requirements190
How Record Companies Make Money191
Recording Costs192
Principle Job Responsibilities194
Getting Record Deals: Major Labels194
Getting Record Deals: Independent Labels196
Contracts Between Record Companies and Artists196
Conclusion203
Independent Record Labels204
Training Ground for Major Labels205
Control of Artists' Careers205
Revitalization of Regional Economies205
Indies Under Siege205
The Internet: A New Ally206
Conclusion207
Interview Highlight208
Marco "Magic" Cardenas: Nasty Boy Records208
Resource Highlights210
Recording Industry Association of America210
The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records211
Resources211
Segment 9Marketing and Selling Records215
Marketing Records216
Market Research216
Scheduling and Allocating Priorities for Record Label Releases220
Marketing Materials220
Marketing Campaigns221
Selling Records229
Conclusion231
Creating A Story: the Radio Airplay Bandwagon232
Interview Highlight233
Wendy Day: Founder, Rap Coalition233
Resource Highlights240
National Association of Recording Merchandisers240
Association for Independent Music241
Resources242
Segment 10Audio Services251
The Audio Industry252
Recording Studios252
Recording Personnel255
Replication Services258
Sound Reinforcement Services260
Audio Technology Manufacturing260
Conclusion261
Interview Highlight262
Leslie Ann Jones: Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, A Division of Lucas Digital, Ltd. LLC262
Resource Highlight266
The Audio Engineering Society266
Resources267
Segment 11Manufacturing and Retailing271
Musical Instruments and Audio Products272
Sales272
Marketing and Promotion273
Music Education and Retailing276
Music Business and Audio Education278
Conclusion278
Interview Highlights279
Peter Gotcher: Cofounder, Digidesign279
Steven Wilson: Director of Sales and Marketing, Music Sales, Omnibus Press and Schirmer Trace Books282
Resource Highlight286
NAMM, The International Music Products Association286
Resources287
Resources289
Federal Agencies289
Organizations and Trade Associations289
Unions299
Trade Publications299
Industry Directories304
Recording Catalogs305
Bibliography306
About the Author309
Contributing Authors310
Index311
About Jerome Headlands Press329

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