This Business of Music

By M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel, John M Gross, & Jonathan Feinstein

This is THE music business legal reference guide. It’s not something you read cover to cover, it is something you want to have on your shelf so you can look up information as various legal situations come up in your career, before you run out and hire a lawyer. From naming your band to creating management contracts, this book has got all the situations covered.

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The bible of the music industry with over 500,000 copies sold! Now in its tenth edition, This Business of Music has been revised and completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the ever-evolving music business. An entirely new chapter has been added, asking and answering the question “Are there borders in cyberspace?” The answer is yes, and this book clearly and concisely explains what they are and how to maintain them. Commentary on recent legislation, a reader-friendly summary of the laws on copyright duration, and much more insightful analysis plus fully updated lists of music organizations and important websites make This Business of Music indispensable for musicians, agents, managers, marketers, music publishers and groups, colleges and universities, and everyone who wants to make music and make money.