The Art of Music Publishing: An Entrepreneurial Guide to Publishing and Copyright for the Music, Film, and Media Industries, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Art of Music Publishing

An Entrepreneurial Guide to Publishing and Copyright for the Music, Film, and Media Industries, 1st Edition

By Helen Gammons

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208 pages

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Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business.

Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as exploring the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing.

The supporting website includes video interviews and podcasts with music business legends.

'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.'

David 'Hawk' Wolinski

Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever.

"Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes."

From Simon Napier Bell

Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.

Reviews

"If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often."--David 'Hawk' Wolinski Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever.

"Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes."--From Simon Napier Bell Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan

"Gammons' book aims to help anyone prepare for a career in music publishing. Topics she covers: understanding the role of the publisher, copyright, managing rights, income streams, and contracts. The book explores how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as highlighting new income streams and the business models that are currently developing."--Music Connection

"This guide to the business aspects of music publishing examines the existing structure of the industry today and provides advice on emerging modern, more responsive trends in music management. Topics discussed include rights management, the roles of music publishers, contracts, the digital environment and business and strategic planning. Chapters include numerous tables and example information and access to additional online resources is provided. The volume is written from a UK industry perspective but includes universally applicable information. Gammons is an experienced creative director and music business professional."--SciTech Book News

Table of Contents

Forward: - How I started in the industry.

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Chapter 1- New Opportunities.

Seymour Stein (Warner/ Sire) - interview

Chapter 2 - Turning Music into a Business.

Henri Belolo - Building a brand (70's to 2009)- interview

David Pakman - Technologist (ex emusic CEO and founder - now turned

Venture capitalist)

Chapter 3 - The facts about 'copyright'

ASCAP and BMI perspective

Interviews

Chapter 4 - Managing 'Rights' - International framework and Issues

Chapter 5 - The Role of the Publisher - Drivers of change.

Nigel Elderton - European Vice President Peer Music - interview.

Chapter 6 - Income Streams

Interview with David (Hawk) Wolinski - composer of "Aint NoBody"

Rufus and Chaka Khan - covers just keep rolling in! Interview

Chapter 7 - Contracts - The basic facts, the implications.

Contracts - Single song Assignment.

Contracts - Exclusive Writer Agreement.

Contracts - Administration

Contracts - Co-Publishing.

Contracts - Synchronisation contract.

Chapter 8 - Synchronisation - Making money from all forms of audio visual products.

Chapter 9 - Purchasing a Music Publishing catalogue -Guide Lines and business Framework

Chapter 10 - The Publishing Manager and Entrepreneur.

Using business models to help make wise decisions

Chapter 11 - International trade shows

Chapter 12 - Building a sustainable network.

Chapter 13 - The Power Game - the big deals, the major players and the end game.

Chapter 14 - The Digital Age - the power of 'Rights Management' and the International stage.

Chapter 15 - The drivers of change and affects on Music Publishing.

Marketing your business - a few tips on digital convergence strategy

Chapter 16 - A glimpse at the past - 'Tightening The Net' - the importance of strategic planning, and management in the creative industries.

Chapter 17 - Corporate and social responsibility - the sole trader to the giant Corporation - one small step for mankind.

Chapter 18 - Futurisation of 'Rights Management'.

Interview with Gerd Leonhard.

Glossary of terms.

Conclusion

http://www.theartofmusicpublishing.com

About the Author

Helen Gammons has been involved with music publishing, licensing, contracts and artist development for many years. Helen is currently FD to the Planet Audio Group and is is the Head of the Business School of The Academy of Contemporary Music.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC001000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Acoustics & Sound