Music exec offers an affordable, no-nonsense guide to the basics and beyond. Music publishing is one of the most complex parts of the music business and yet it can be the most lucrative area of income for musicians. Expert and industry veteran Randall Wixen presents a clear, concise approach on how music publishing works today. It is written for the lay musician/songwriter but contains enough substance to be worthwhile for those already holding positions within the business. Topics covered include everything from mechanical, performing and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation, and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English. * All aspiring musicians desire to know this side of the business * Famous artists lend quotes and personal stories to illustrate concept * Author is a guest lecturer so the book is organized for classroom use as well--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.