The Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies: A Guide for Artists and Entrepreneurs

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Overview

New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models, eroding CD sales, and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music entrepreneurs. This book provides a legal and business roadmap as well as practical tips for people looking to: sell music online
• develop an online record company
• create an Internet radio station
• open an online music store
• use peer-to-peer networks to promote and sell music
• take advantage of wireless technologies
• and much more. The accompanying CD-ROM includes a two-hour seminar, additional interviews, and hundreds of active links to legal, business, and technical resources, plus links to web pages updating the book so it will never be out of date.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879308445
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The rules
Ch. 1 Music law & business primer 1
Ch. 2 Overview of digital music law 21
Ch. 3 Webcasting 26
Ch. 4 Downloading and interactive streaming 41
Ch. 5 Music videos, audiovisual concerts & documentaries 50
Ch. 6 Music-licensing fundamentals 55
Ch. 7 Licensing music for new media 75
Pt. II Crisis & solution - the music industry in transition
Ch. 8 The recording industry in crisis 83
Ch. 9 Proposed solutions 92
Ch. 10 Latest cases and legislative initiatives 108
Pt. III How to succeed in the new music business
Ch. 11 How to build a Web site & why 130
Ch. 12 Hot Web sites by three artists : acoustic & alternative rock, jazz & hip-hop 147
Ch. 13 Additional ways to use the Internet to promote your music and make a living 166
Ch. 14 How to build an independent digital record label 183
Pt. IV New business models - stories of ambition, independence, imagination, and success
Ch. 15 Artists who create their own record companies 197
Ch. 16 Creative commons : a new way to encourage creativity online 203
Ch. 17 Online record stores 213
Ch. 18 Online financing 234
Ch. 19 Webcasting as a business model 241
Ch. 20 The future of peer to peer 247
Ch. 21 The digital runway : the convergence of music and fashion (will fashion labels become record labels?) 257
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    This is a must read for anyone inside or outside of the music industry. The information contained within this piece of art is precious!

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