The Music Business Contract Library

Author: Greg Forest
Publisher: Music Pro Guides
ISBN: 1423454588
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Reference). The indispensable resource for anyone in the music business. Every business arrangement in the music industry comes down to the written agreement between the parties engaged in the project at hand. When you're co-writing with other songwriters or making publishing agreements, recording agreements with independent record labels, or film sync license agreements for music used in TV, film, the Internet and commercials, what is in writing is what ultimately governs the deal with you and your business. Whether you are the publisher, label, studio, producer, engineer, or artist, The Music Business Contract Library contains over 125 different contract templates and forms that you need, along with Greg's professional experience in commentary on how he has used them and why. This massive library comes with a CD-ROM, which delivers over 125 forms in fully editable Microsoft Word format for use in your own business.

Business Basics for Musicians

Author: Bobby Borg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781495007767
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). There has never been a greater need for musicians to understand the music business than now, when emerging technologies make it possible for artists to act as their own record labels, and new contracts are structured to grab the biggest slice of an artist's revenue pie. But in a digital age overflowing with confusing and ever-changing information, musicians need trusted business advice from a veteran artist who can break down the basics in a language they understand. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Business Basics for Musicians is the layperson's guide to the music industry. In a conversational tone and an easy-to-scan format, it simplifies five vital areas in which musicians need to succeed: Career Execution, Business Relationships, Pro Teams, Deals and Dollars, and Future Predictions. Everything from copyright to record deals, managers, merchandising, and doing it yourself is covered. With interviews, anecdotes, and review quizzes, this must-have manual will help artists master business essentials quickly so they can get back to doing what they love best creating music.

The 11 Contracts That Every Artist Songwriter and Producer Should Know

Author: Steve Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781495076701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Book). The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know is an in-depth guide to help artists, songwriters, and producers navigate the tricky world of contract negotiations in the music industry. This book analyzes the most common, and important, contracts including management, production company, sync license, and producer agreements all paired with professional commentary and exclusive interviews with top industry moguls. Readers will learn the ins and outs of both the legal and business side of contracts in the music industry so that they will never find themselves stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal. Features invaluable information on these 11 crucial music industry contracts: * Management Agreements * Production Company and New Artist * Indie Label Deals * Sync Licenses * Producer Agreements * Music Publishing Deals * Composer Agreements * Live Performance Contracts * Music Video Production Contracts * Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney * Investment Agreements

Music Business Resource Manual

Author: Judy Caplan Ginsburgh
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1885711263
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Music Business Resource Manual will be an essential tool for any musicians trying to get started in the business. There are so many outlets for getting your music out there to be heard today, but the ins and outs of the music business can be daunting. You need to be informed and educated in order to be a successful Independent Musician. You need to treat your career as a business. It is important to know about copyright protection, mechanical rights, how to market your music, creating a unique presence for yourself/your band, marketing your music, touring, etc. This books gives lots of immediately usable information about all of these aspects of the music business and more. The book contains an extensive resource section at the end which lists dozens of books, organizations and websites that will help with any musician's career. Musicians just starting out as well as seasoned musicians can all learn something from this book. Lots of facts written in concise paragraphs. A book you will refer to over and over again.

Writing Production Music for TV

Author: Steve Barden
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
ISBN: 9781574243543
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Book). This complete guide for any composer interested in earning money writing music for television is aimed at the complete novice as well as the seasoned expert. It leads you through the steps necessary to succeed in the music business: finding music libraries; submitting music; joining a Performance Rights Organization; understanding contracts; keeping organized; networking; and even revealing how much money you can earn. Steve Barden is a production music composer for film and television. His music has been used on hundreds of TV shows that can be heard all over the world on a daily basis. His music has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, plus dozens of cable networks.

Moses Avalon s 100 Answers to 50 Questions on the Music Business

Author: Moses Avalon
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 1423484452
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). For the first time, industry expert Moses Avalon, the author of truth-to-power tomes like Confessions of a Record Producer and Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract , answers readers' questions directly in this pointed analysis of business issues for musicians, producers, and managers. Chosen from questions submitted by readers of Avalon's popular blog, the 50 questions he addresses in this book represent the most pressing issues in the modern music business, and his no-nonsense answers make up an essential "cheat sheet" for anyone looking to break into this challenging industry.

The Music Producer s Handbook

Author: Bobby Owsinski
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781495045226
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(Technical Reference). The Music Producer's Handbook, Second Edition reveals the secrets to becoming a music producer and producing just about any kind of project in any genre of music. Among the topics covered are the producer's multiple responsibilities and all the elements involved in a typical production, including budgeting, contracts, selecting the studio and engineer, hiring session musicians, and even getting paid. Unlike other books on production, The Music Producer's Handbook also covers the true mechanics of production, from analyzing, troubleshooting, and fixing a song that isn't working to getting the best performance and sound out of a band or vocalist. In addition, Bobby Owsinski tackles what may be the toughest part of being a producer being a diplomat, a confidant, and an amateur psychologist all at once. This edition also includes new chapters on self-production, small studio production, and how the new songwriter-producer and engineer-producer hybrids make money in our new digital music world. It also features several new interviews with some of the best-selling producers from different musical genres, who offer advice on getting started, getting paid, and making hits. Packed with inside information and including exclusive online media, The Music Producer's Handbook, Second Edition provides invaluable tools and advice that will help beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Producing Theatre

Author: Donald C. Farber
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103170
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the professional and student here is a basic guide to raising money, obtaining rights and bringing a play to the stage. Appendices include actual examples of commonly used legal forms and contracts. .,."likely to remain for some time to come the authoritative reference in its field." -Variety

The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing

Author: Randall D. Wixen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423468547
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Book). Publishing is one of the most complex and lucrative parts of the music business. Industry expert Randall Wixen covers everything from mechanical, performing and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English. This updated and revised edition has been prepared in light of the ever-changing landscape of music publishing, taking into account factors like illegal downloading and recent announcements from the Copyright Royalty Board. With an added "DIY" chapter, the author demonstrates why the playing field has changed for the traditional copyright adminstrators, and how musicians just starting out can protect their own work until they hit the big time.