This Business of Music, 10th Edition

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-06-26
  • Publisher: Billboard Books

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The bible of the music industry with over 500,000 copies sold! Now in its tenth edition, This Business of Music has been revised and completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the ever-evolving music business. An entirely new chapter has been added, asking and answering the question "Are there borders in cyberspace?" The answer is yes, and this book clearly and concisely explains what they are and how to maintain them. Commentary on recent legislation, a reader-friendly summary of the laws on copyright duration, and much more insightful analysis - plus fully updated lists of music organizations and important websites - make This Business of Music indispensable for musicians, agents, managers, marketers, music publishers and groups, colleges and universities, and everyone who wants to make music and make money.

Author Biography

M. William Krasilovsky is an attorney specializing in music and copyright. He has been a trustee of the Copyright Society of America, an associate counsel to the Songwriters Guild of America, attorney for Warner Bros. and Microsoft, and special music counsel to the UN. He contributes frequently to entertainment and law journals. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

John M. Gross, a graduate of Harvard Law School, practices entertainment and music law. He lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

Music business trends and transformationsp. 3
The music industry in the twenty-first centuryp. 4
Record industry agreements and practicesp. 13
Recording artist contractsp. 14
Contracts with minorsp. 30
Independent record producersp. 33
Foreign distribution agreementsp. 42
Labor agreementsp. 52
Sound recordings : rights, restrictions, and royaltiesp. 63
Bootlegging, piracy, and counterfeitingp. 77
Record covers, labels, and liner notesp. 83
Music publisher and writer agreements and practicesp. 89
Copyright law in the United Statesp. 90
The duration of copyright protectionp. 110
The uses of public domainp. 122
Arrangements and adaptationsp. 132
Performing rights organizationsp. 142
Mechanical and other audio reproduction rightsp. 161
Songwriter contracts and royalty statementsp. 172
Works for hirep. 185
Co-ownership and joint administration of copyrightsp. 191
Copyright infringementp. 197
International copyright protectionp. 211
Foreign publishingp. 217
The writer as publisherp. 232
Music for motion picturesp. 236
Licensing recordings for films, television programs, and videogamesp. 244
Music for the theaterp. 248
Commercial jinglesp. 258
Buying and selling music publishing companies and record companiesp. 266
Loans to music publishersp. 284
Printed musicp. 296
Other aspects of the music businessp. 305
Privacy and publicity rightsp. 306
The protection of ideas and titlesp. 313
Names and trademarksp. 317
Agents and managersp. 332
Taxation in the music businessp. 343
Record clubs and premiumsp. 360
Music videosp. 365
Demonstration records in the electronic agep. 374
Payolap. 380
Trade practice regulationsp. 386
Work permits for foreign artistsp. 391
Sources of informationp. 400
Technology is a challenge, not a choicep. 414
Music industry organizationsp. 461
Contract checklistsp. 481
Current U.S. Licensing and collection practices for digital usesp. 496
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