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Overview

Revised and updated in 2001, Whitsett's guide will empower you to succeed at starting up your own company, climbing the corporate ladder in your current job or adding profits to your current music business activities. Through this one-of-a-kind book you'll learn how to forecast sales, calculate advances, evaluate copyright purchases, negotiate contracts and licenses, manage personnel and company affairs efficiently and maximize commercial potential plus much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931140096
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Series: Mix Pro Audio Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Whitsett's music publishing career began at 17 when he formed his own company. After college, he joined Stax Records in Memphis, later becoming president of the music publishing division, East/Memphis Music Corp. Whitsett was named general manager of Chrysalis Music (London) in 1976. Chappell Music Ltd. (London) recruited him in 1981 as manager, Standard Division. Whitsett has operated advisory services to music publishers in 15 countries since the mid-eighties. His clientele has included CBS, MCA, RCA, EMI, Chappell, Chrysalis, Island, Virgin, Rondor, Jobete, United Artists, and publishing companies owned by Elton John, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney. Now based in his hometown, Jackson, Mississippi, Whitsett is associated with Malaco Music Group and frequently provides consultancy services to music publishers and copyright investors worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Music Publishing: An Overview What is Music Publishing? Starting Your Own Publishing Company Acquisitions Copyright Songwriter Contracts Co-Publishing Mechanical-Right Licensing Performing-Right Licensing Synchronization Right Licensing Foreign Licensing Licensing Print Rights Grand Rights and Dramatic Rights Licensing Songs for Commercial Advertising Miscellaneous Licensing Issues Exploitation Marketing 101 Company Management

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