Donald S. Passman practices law in California and has specialized in the music business for more than thirty years, primarily representing talent. The author of All You Need to Know About the Music Business, he lives in Los Angeles.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by Alan McGee; Preface; 1. An overview of the Music Industry; 2. Getting a Job; 3. Record Companies; 4. Music Publishing; 5. Music PR and Plugging; 6. Artist Managers; 7. Live Music: Booking Agents, Concert Promoters, Tour Managers and Roadies; 8. Music Journalism; 9. Recording Studios: Record Producers, Sound Engineers and Studio Managers; 10. Music Retail; Glossary; Useful Addresses; Further Reading; Index.
The new edition includes chapters not covered in depth by other books: social media law, TV talent shows, YouTube, and international copyright. As in previous editions, the book features clause-by-clause contract analyses for 360 record deals, music publishing, management, and producer agreements.