ABOUT THE BOOK:
The completely revised and expanded edition of What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference. You’ll learn:
- How many musicians have seized do-it-yourself internet opportunities to create successful business models,
- How the royalty pie is sliced—and who gets the pieces,
- How the fundamentals of music publishing, producing, managing, touring, and the record industry apply more than ever,
- Why this book is the indispensable guide to the worldwide music industry,
- How corporate general counsels can educate their employees (and themselves) to understand the strictures of copyright law and to avoid trouble,
- And much more.
About the Author
PETER M. THALL has practiced law for more than 40 years and has represented many of the world’s greatest artists, from The Cars and Barry Manilow to ABBA and Pat Benatar, and such companies as Gucci, EXPRESS, and Victoria’s Secret for their music needs. He is a regular contributor to music journals, International law publications, and a frequent guest on national and international radio and television programsas an expert on the music business.
I expected this book to be a basic run-down, filled with info I could easily Google and find. This expectation is borne from many other experiences with so called complete guides to things that end up being a disappointment. This book did not disappoint. In fact, a lot of it was over my head. This is an advanced book, not for beginners. Refreshing! The author is clearly knowledgeable. I’m not in the music business myself, but would consider this book valuable if I were. Copyright info, getting your music heard, breakdown of royalties, piracy, and so much more. A wealth of information.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to post a positive review, and all opinions are my own.