Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 397 p. Contains: Line drawings, black & white.
From the Publisher
Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the
music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the
definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the
subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve
as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business
and law students.
Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights
organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing;
songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and
foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and
placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also
delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue
opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read
narratives explain the key points for all of these types of
There are many sample agreements included in the book, all
annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract
language. There are also links to copyright and publishing
resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical
societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world
incidents. If you''re looking for a thorough grounding and go-to
reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course,
your search is over.
"Steve''s Music Publishing text is fantastic. It is personal,
practical, and even includes excellent real world case studies.
Furthermore, the helpful agreement annotations and comments are a
most excellent resource for breaking down agreement language and
terms for the reader. His knowledge, experience, and sense of humor
make this the best music publishing text I''ve read. I will be
using Steve''s book as the official text for our Music Publishing
course at The University of Colorado Denver''s Music Industry
Program. All those interested in learning more about music
publishing or having a sharp reference text should get this book!"
-- Benom Plumb (Assistant Profe