The Music Business (Explained in Plain English): What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off!

The Music Business (Explained in Plain English): What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off!

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by David Naggar, Jeffrey D. Brandstetter, Jeffrey D. Brandstetter
     
 

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An invaluable primer for artists and songwriters.

This updated and expanded second edition of the best selling The Music Business (Explained In Plain English) covers all the latest changes in the music business including new deal numbers, new copyright laws and the internet wave. It is an invaluable aid to anyone who feels like they are at the mercy of

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An invaluable primer for artists and songwriters.

This updated and expanded second edition of the best selling The Music Business (Explained In Plain English) covers all the latest changes in the music business including new deal numbers, new copyright laws and the internet wave. It is an invaluable aid to anyone who feels like they are at the mercy of industry pros. Not only does this book provide practical career-building and money-saving answers for both artists and songwriters, but it is also a "must have" deal-making reference guide. This book will teach you how to properly protect your songs from being stolen, who the best people are to send your demos to, what pitfalls to avoid when negotiating a record contract or publishing deal, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Keyboard Magazine
Finally—an explanation for the music business!...The title says it all. The Music Business is easy to read, it's concise, and it covers a surprising amount of ground....
Billboard
Veteran music attorney Naggar...provide[s] a valuable service by explaining the business elements of a recording or songwriting career in simple terms that can be understood by the average person.
Music Paper
This is a book every one of you should read.
Cash Box
[T]o the point primer.
RIP Magazine
[V]ery informative...
Guitar School
A comprehensive, accessible guide to negotiating the money-hungry music business...[A] must-read for any musician with chart-topping, club-hopping, or jingle-writing aspirations.
From the Publisher
"Finally - an explanation for the music business! ...The title says it all. The Music Business is easy to read, it's concise, and it covers a surprising amount of ground....” (Keyboard Magazine)

"Veteran music attorney Naggar... provide[s] a valuable service by explaining the business elements of a recording or songwriting career in simple terms that can be understood by the average person.” (Billboard)

"This is a book every one of you should read.” (The Music Paper)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964870901
Publisher:
DaJe Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

David Naggar is an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Naggar graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) in 1981. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Naggar has, in addition to practicing law, interned in the Creative Department of music publishing giant, Warner-Chappel. On the lighter side, Mr. Naggar fancies himself a semi-skilled musician, having played drums professionally for many years.

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