Inside the Music Business

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Contents
Acknowledgements xii
1 Introduction 1
How to use this book 10
2 Getting inside the music business 12
What’s so special about the music business? 13
Who makes up the music business? 13
Which job? 14
The support systems 15
The men in suits 17
The hard sell 17
Getting inside 18
3 The record company 19
The introduction of copyright 19
The modern record company 20
Types of record company 21
The major and the artist 30
Working for a record company 30
4 Artist management 32
When and why is a manager required? 34
Self-management 35
The management company 36
The lone manager 38
What does a manager do? 39
Choosing your artist 40
The deal 40
Management: doing the job 41
Gaining experience 43
5 The publisher 44
The early publishers 44
All change 45
A publishing deal today 46
Royalties 47

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Getting Inside the Music Business 12
  • 3 - The Record Company 19
  • 4 - Artist Management 32
  • 5 - The Publisher 44
  • 6 - The Negotiators 56
  • 7 - The A&R Person 63
  • 8 - The Producer 72
  • 9 - Marketing a Release 82
  • 10 - Video 91
  • 11 - Press and Public Relations 103
  • 12 - Music and the Media 117
  • 13 - The Concert Promoter 132
  • 14 - The Merchandisers 141
  • 15 - The Fan Club 149
  • 16 - The Artist 158
  • 17 - The Songwriter 167
  • 18 - The Session Player 176
  • 19 - On the Road 186
  • 20 - The Star 196
  • 21 - The Summing Up 205
  • Appendix A 210
  • Appendix B 222
  • Index 229
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