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The Future of the Music Business – Third Edition

How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies

Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Softcover with DVD
Author: Steve Gordon

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    New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs.

    The Future of the Music Business provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video. The book also provides practical tips for

    • Selling music online

    • Using blogs and social networks

    • Developing an online record company

    • Creating an Internet radio station

    • Opening an online music store

    • Raising money for recording projects online

    • Creating a hit song in the Digital Age

    • Taking advantage of wireless technologies, and much more

    This revised third edition is the most up-to-date and thorough examination of current trends, and offers special sections on:

    • What to do if someone steals your song

    • Protecting the name of your band or label

    • How to find and get a music lawyer to shop your music

    • How to land a deal with an indie, or a major label

    The accompanying DVD includes a comprehensive lecture, “How to Succeed in Today's Music Business,” delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

    $29.99 (US)
    Inventory #HL 00333127
    ISBN: 9781423499695
    UPC: 884088532109
    Width: 7.5"
    Length: 9.25"
    340 pages


    “Steve Gordon's The Future of the Music Business is a gift to those who love music and who desire to share it legally with others in the digital world.” – Peter Thall, entertainment attorney, author of What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business

    “Before any meeting, negotiation, deal, or green light, make sure to read this book.” – Paul Reskinoff, founder and editor, Digital Music News (

    “An indispensable guide to the often mystifying world of digital music law – a must-have for songwriters, artists, and entrepreneurs.” – Charles Sanders, Executive Director, Artists Against Hunger and Poverty (AAHP), former Senior VP of Legal Affairs and Counsel to the Harry Fox Agency

    “Thought provoking and insightful. Essential reading that will help make sense of the digital music revolution.” – Ariel B. Taitz, Senior VP, Legal and Business Affairs, Warner Music Group

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