The Fast-Track to Music Business Success
Blog by Music Business School under Artist Managers, Finance, Law & Music Business, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels
Now in its 5th Edition this book’s sub title, The Essential Guide To The Law & The Deals, tells you why it’s the go-to resource for people new to the music industry says Melhuish. "One of the main reasons we use it at Music Business School is that is that it is written about the UK music business in particular. A lot of music business books have a US perspective but this one is home grown and goes perfectly with the information we give students." Chapters within the book cover information such as Putting together your team and Finding a Lawyer, What is in a management contract; What is a good record deal and much more.
Music publishing is a complex part of the music business and if you don’t get your head around it you can lose out on valuable income, regardless of whether you are an artist, a label or an artist manager. "However with a few key pieces of essential knowledge in your hands and with this book as a guide, you can get going with your music business very quickly and ensure this income stream is being taken care of" says Steve. Sections in the book covering collection societies and the PRS fit hand in hand with our guest lecture series but even if you are not studying with us, I would recommend you go grab this book. Gammons is giving her first lecture at the school in July which will contextualise the information further for students.
Perhaps the least known of our recommended books but certainly one of the best to have at hand on a day to day basis for making you into an expert in very little time. "It’s the swiss-army knife of music handbooks, and the most useful during the MMBE course" says Steve. "Its very practical focus helps our students with advice as to the how and why of running an independent music venture, and offers clear explanations of numerous issues including music exploitation and protective measures, gatekeeping and hidden music income streams. It also has a killer music business glossary so that when someone hits you in an email with a term you don’t know you can reply like an expert with an understanding of what's being discussed."
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