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The Insider's Guide to Music Licensing

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First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes you through how licensing really works: what type of royalties are expected, digital royalties from companies, receiving royalties from iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster through digital distributors like IODA/The Orchard, and how they pay. Also covered are mechanical royalties from, broadcast radio licenses, how...
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Overview


First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes you through how licensing really works: what type of royalties are expected, digital royalties from companies, receiving royalties from iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster through digital distributors like IODA/The Orchard, and how they pay. Also covered are mechanical royalties from, broadcast radio licenses, how foreign royalties are collected, publishing administration deals, and a breakdown of sync and master licenses. Interviews with major industry players offer advice directly to musicians.
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"Mick Jagger used to refer to the Beatles as the 'Four-Headed Monster.' Coincidentally, the term 'Four-headed Monster' could also be used to refer to Brian Tarquin.

Along with his incredible and innovative guitar playing, his highly creative composing and production skills, Brian has grown a proverbial 'Fourth Head' as the author of this invaluable and definitive 'go to' guide on how to understand, survive and even thrive in the turbulent world known as the music industry.

Whether hoping to be in the music industry, or already a seasoned pro, or possessing no interested at all in the business of music, Brian Tarquin's Insider's Guide to Music Licensing reveals the nuts and bolts of today's ever changing music industry and is a total MUST READ!"

—Hal Lindes (Dire Straits)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621533962
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 730,189
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Brian Tarquin has won three Emmys and established himself as a top rate composer and recording artist. After launching his own imprint, BHP Music, Ltd., he produced and released tracks by Jeff Beck, B. B. King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, and Steve Vai on the Guitar Master Series. In 2014 Tarquin produced, composed, and performed on Guitars For Wounded Warriors, featuring such icons as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot of Guns N’ Roses, Reb Beach of Whitesnake, Hal Lindes of Dire Straits, Chris Poland of Megadeth, and Chuck Loeb.
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