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The Music Business (Explained in Plain English)Written by David Naggar, Esq. and Jeffrey D. Brandsetetter, Esq.Published by Hal LeonardSoftcover book; 122 pages
What every artist & songwriter should know to avoid getting ripped off!
IntroductionThe Bottom LineSources of Music Industry Profits
Basics For The ArtistThe Artist's Business AdvisorsSending Out Your MaterialRecord Companies And DistributionArtist Royalty Rates and Payment CalculationsOther Artist Royalty RatesKey Record Contract Deal PointsIndependent Label Deals with Major Labels
Basics For The songwriterCopyrights - Protecting Your SongsSending Out Your SongsPrimary Sources Of IncomeMusic PublishingKey Publishing Contract Deal PointsCreating Your Own Publishing Company
The "Big Picture" Royalty Chart
Other Important BasicsIsuues Between Band MembersTrademarks and ServicemarksOn TourSelling MerchandiseA Little About Music Videos
Music, Motion Pictures & TelevisionTheatrical Motion PicturesTelevisionJingles