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Very few books merit the noun 'bible', this is one...
on 24 April 2001
As an independent label-owner the murky and confusing world of 'cross-collateralization', 'controlled composition' and 'mechanical royalties' has perplexed me for years. Finding your way through the minefield that is the 'music industry' is a difficult task which requires patience, a willingness to ask questions and, perhaps most importantly, the stubborness not to give up. What if there were a book that could guide you through this maze of complexity?
Passman's book is that guide. It explains everything you need to know in easy-to-understand English in an often humorous tone. Clearly unravelling often complex concepts, Passman takes a step-by-step approach through every aspect of the music business covering everything from royalties (How much will I get paid?) to rights (Who owns the recording?) in a manner that leaves no room for doubt.
Buy this book, it will help you make sense of one of the most jargon-filled industries in the world, you'll enjoy reading it and you'll find yourself returning to it again and again.