All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition

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Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s, the music industry has been challenged to reinvent itself. What has it done? How have the record labels repositioned themselves to cope with these massive changes? How does all this affect creative artists?No one understands the music industry -- from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices -- better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated... More >> All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition

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5 Responses to “All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition”

  • Randi Reed says:

    Speaking as a music business consultant, if I had to recommend only one music business book for someone who wanted to break into the music industry, this would be it. Donald S. Passman’s All You Need to Know About the Music Business is one of what I refer to as the Holy Trinity of music business books, along with This Business of Music and Mark Halloran’s Musician’s Business and Legal Guide.

    Passman is well respected within the industry, with musicians and music industry executives alike. He explains complex concepts and legal terms well and is adept at breaking down the complexities while maintaining terminology music industry professionals need to know.

    While This Business of Music remains the comprehensive music industry Bible, its legalese can intimidate those new music business concepts or those who are unfamiliar with contract language. Therefore, Passman’s All You Need to Know About the Music Business serves as a great starting point to the concepts and terminology of the music industry. I especially recommend it as a prerequisite to This Business of Music.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  • J. Halsey says:

    As a student taking a music business bachelors program, I can tell you that this book is like a road map for making your way through the music industry without getting caught in the spiders web of lies, deceit, and backhanded or cut-throat deals.

    Whether your a musician trying to get a Good record deal or someone who wants to make a career in the music field, Donald Passman’s book reveals secrets and truths that could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to find out from industry professionals. The most astonishing thing is that and It really is easy to read and understand (not like a text book, but like a novel you can’t stop reading). I’m telling you the truth when I say that this book is worth its weight in gold! If you really want to get into the music business, then you shouldn’t hesitate in dropping 25 bucks to get “All You Need to Know About The Music Business!”
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • W. Simonetti says:

    An incredible thorough explanation of all sides of the music business. You will find some info incredibly fascinating, other pages you won’t want to look at, but the author does a tremendous job of allowing the reader to move from section to section without losing continuity or flow.

    A great pickup if you are interested in learning more about the music industry as a potential career path. I interviewed with a finance guy at Warner Music Group, and he said this was “The Bible” of the music industry; I see his point now.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • The title says it all in this book, because it honestly covers everything you need to know about the industry. I know he tries to write in a way that everyone can understand what he’s talking about, but sometimes it’s hard to really process everything he’s trying to tell you. As he says it the book, this is not necessarily a book you’re going to sit down and read, absorb the information, and regurgitate the info when the situation comes up. This is a book that you highlight, dog-ear, and sticky-note, as a reference to what you are (hopefully) going to encounter as you enter the music business. It can get hard to read because he throws out a lot of numbers, and it can take a second to really figure out what he’s saying and how it will relate to you. I highly recommend the book, however, because you will probably help you get a fair deal when attempting to advance your music career.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  • If you want to be in the music business this is a must have!! I work on music row in Nashville and people refer to this book all the time!! Great seller and brand new for a cheap price!!!
    Rating: 5 / 5


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