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10 books about the music industry
Pick up one of these featured titles on the music industry in May 2021.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition by Donald S. Passman
This book was published 2 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming. For more than twenty-five years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail. Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world. “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.
What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Third Edition: The Complete Guide for Musicians, Songwriters, Producers, Managers, Industry Executives, Attorneys, Investors, and Accountants by Peter M. Thall
This book was published 5 years ago by Watson-Guptill and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
This insider guide discloses the hidden dynamics and often unfortunate consequences of what really happens when a deal is prepared, contracts are signed, and promises are made--and alerts musicians, attorneys, songwriters, and anyone else interested in the music business to the potent dangers lurking beneath the surface of this incredibly competitive industry.
Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation by Panos A. Panay
This book was published this year by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Featuring interviews with Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, T Bone Burnett, Gloria Estefan, Imogen Heap and many more, Two Beats Ahead shows us what the musical mind has to teach us about innovation. Musicians may just hold the keys to innovation in business. They don't think like we do, and in the creative process, they don't act like we do. It isn't a coincidence that some of the world's most respected creators, like Jimmy Iovine and Bjork, are also entrepreneurs. In Two Beats Ahead, the Global Design Director at IDEO and the Senior Vice President for Global Strategy & Innovation at Berklee College of Music interview some of the nation's top musicians and business leaders about how they approach innovation differently. Panay and Hendrix speak with Justin Timberlake about the importance of demoing, and discuss the essentials of acute listening with Jimmy Iovine. Readers will learn the secrets to maximizing results in a collaboration from Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams. They'll learn the importance of experimentation from musical pioneers Imogen Heap and Radiohead, and have a front row seat in a conversation about producing with T Bone Burnett and Hank Shocklee, co-founder of Public Enemy. Offering clear and concise mindsets that any entrepreneur or innovative thinker can put into practice, this is a one-of-a-kind business book that shows how to thrive in an evolving world--from some of the top creative geniuses of our time.
Start Your Music Business: How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music, Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business (Music Law Series) (Volume 1) by Audrey K. Chisholm Esq.
This book was published 7 years ago by Greenlight Books & Publishing, LLC and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
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How to Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers by Marc Woodworth
Category: History & Criticism
This book was published 6 years ago by Bloomsbury Academic and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
Carefully selected excerpts from the 33 1/3 series, magazines and leading online publications alongside fresh, inspiring advice from influential writers and editors for making your music writing the best it can be.
Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry by Kashif
This book was published 25 years ago by Brooklyn Boy Books and takes approximately 13.7 hours to read.
Offers information for songwriters, performers and singers, and producers on the industry, including hiring managers and accountants, establishing a budget, and copyright and contract law
How Do I Get A Record Deal? Sign Yourself!: Earn Your 1st Million Streams & Find Your 1st True 1,000 Fans by Benjamin Groff
Category: Performing Arts
This book was published last year by Bowker and takes approximately 7.6 hours to read.
Stop ⚠ pitching your music to record labels! Instead...★SIGN YOURSELF!★ Let me guess? Are you a music artist, not living your passion, grinding at your 9 to 5 and wondering "How to get signed to a record deal?" Unfortunately, record labels just do not care about your music until you start showing up on their data and research reports. Solution? Let's flip the script! That's right! This book shows you exactly how to get more fans, achieve your 1st Million Streams, and deliver the "exponential metrics" the labels are looking for. That's right. "How to make it in the music business" is completely different today. So instead, let's get the labels to call you! Written by 25 + year music business veteran, Benjamin Groff, "Sign Yourself" includes: The signature "Sign Yourself" program - 12 repeatable steps to get signed! ✓ Get more fans and make a living with just 1,000 core fans! ✓ Music marketing and how to promote your music - the NEW way! ✓ How to stand out amongst 175,000 + music releases per week! ✓ How to create your own sonic identity! ✓ How and where to upload your music along with key release strategies! ✓ Identify the right partners (digital distributors, publicists, indie labels, music marketers, music supervisors, publishers and more)! ✓ The book also answers a huge question - do you even need a record label today? After reading this book, the answer just might be: quit your day job, make your entire living making music and Sign Yourself! Each copy includes a free audiobook and a downloadable plan for releasing your music, showing you exactly what to do when for your next music launch. Don't wait! Read this book and learn how to unlock all the benefits to - SIGN YOURSELF! ★★Scroll to the top and click the 'BUY NOW" button, before the price changes.★★
Music Business Handbook and Career Guide by David Baskerville
This book was published 2 years ago by SAGE Publications, Inc and takes approximately 21.2 hours to read.
The Twelfth Edition of this powerhouse best-selling text maintains its tradition as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry in all of its diversity. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David Baskerville and Tim Baskerville’s handbook the go-to source, regardless of their specialty within the music field. Music Business Handbook and Career Guide is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and other survey courses as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. The fully updated Twelfth Edition includes a comprehensive discussion of the streaming revolution and its impact on all parts of the value chain, including composers, performing artists, publishers, and labels. The book also analyzes shifts in the competing platforms of consumption ranging from fast-shrinking physical formats and broadcasting to downloads and subscription services. This edition offers more vignettes than ever, illustrating how individuals in different industry roles advanced their careers, as well as how they’ve adjusted to the intertwining influences of technology, law, and culture.
The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & The History of Rock and Roll by Bill O'Neill
This book was published 3 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 5.7 hours to read.
Are you the type of rock fan that isn't satisfied with simply listening to the radio? Sure, you enjoy it, but you want more. Do you look up the lyrics and wonder what they mean or if there is a story behind them? What on earth does "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" mean, anyway? We've got those answers for you in The Great Book of Rock Music! This book contains hundreds of riveting facts about your favorite rock songs. Do you want to know how your favorite group got together and who is really the brains behind the band? Whether you're interested in what your favorite musicians like to do in their spare time, where they get the ideas for their music, or which artist had an exorcism in his home, you're in for a treat. This book will satisfy your curiosity and help you impress your friends with your rock and roll knowledge. As easy to follow as a good drummer, this book will take you through the early years of rock and its development through the hippie era, the synthesizer-filled eighties, and the grunge age. You'll read about dramatic, absolutely hilarious, and downright odd moments during the concerts that shaped music history and defined generations. Whether you're a passive listener of your friend's rock playlists or a connoisseur of guitar riffs, you're sure to learn something new that will increase your enjoyment of your favorite music. For an extra challenge, try the quizzes at the end of each chapter. So go ahead, open the cover and enter the world of rock!
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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