All You Need to Know About the Music Business - 5th Edition book (not sheet music). 444 pages. Published by Simon & Schuster (HL.331238).
ISBN 0743246373. .
In the music business, the key to success lies in knowing how to protect yourself. Whether you are a performer, writer or executive, Passman's revered and exhaustive guide to the legal and financial aspects of the music world is an essential tool, offering authoritative, up-to-the-minute information. You'll learn how to: select and hire a winning team of advisors * master the big picture and the finer points of record deals * navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing and copyrights * and maximize concert, touring and merchandising deals. This fifth edition also includes information on: music downloads and streaming * how royalties are computed in the digital age * why record companies are hemorrhaging money * new laws on copyright infringement, illegal downloads and challenges to intellectual property rights * industry strategies to combat piracy * and the new model for record deals. Should be required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the biz. Rolling Stone.