The Music Business (Explained in Plain English): What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off! (Updated, Expanded) (4TH ed.)

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The title says it all. This revised, updated and expanded edition offers savvy deal-making techniques, methods to protect musical works, and career-building and money-saving tips for musicians. It is an invaluable primer for artists and songwriters who feel like they are at the mercy of industry pros.

Among the topics covered are: choosing agents, managers and attorneys, sending out material, record company deals, distribution, streaming, royalty rates, copyrights, music publishing contracts, creating one's own publishing company, trademarks, music videos, issues between band members, touring, and music for film, television and multimedia.

"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)

©2013, 167 pages