For anyone planning a career in the music business, Navigating the Music Industry is an excellent introduction to all the issues facing artists today. It combines the myriad talents of teachers, lawyers and musicians to provide a comprehensive overview of the industry. The first half of the book, Controversial Issues, concentrates on the music side of this world - everything from censorship to the future of country music to the debate between indie and corporate labels. The second half, Business Issues, looks at the business side, and contains many tips about the practical side of the music industry - what expenses are deductible from your taxes, when to incorporate and why, and much, much more. Simply put, Navigating the Music Industry is the most complete book on the subject to date. ©2003, 400 pages.