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1.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
by Donald S. Passman, Randy Glass (Illustrator)


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 433 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (June 1997)
$27.50
$19.25
$8.25

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Our band is about to get beyond the local scene and start wrestling with the industry for record deals and national tours, so I practically jumped out of my skin when I finally found this book. It completely demystifies the workings of the entire music industry--in a musician-friendly way. A tiny,... Read more

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The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production (Mix Pro Audio Series)
by David Gibson, George Petersen (Editor)


Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books
Paperback - 144 pages
(July 1997)

$39.96


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5 out of 5 stars
B. K. Moore , April 11, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
The clearest, easiest to understand book of its kind
The visuals are superb in conveying complex stereo field information. This book is packed with clearly explained specifications for all styles of music and technical tips on all the vital, yet confusing, studio equipment. A must have book! Read more

 


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This Business of Music
by M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel (Contributor)


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Hardcover
7th Rev edition (December 1995)

$20.97
$8.98

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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , May 1, 1996
<:;st> Cited in BCL3. An exhaustive reference on economic, legal, and financial aspects of the music business. Sections on recording companies and artists, music publishers and writers, and general industry aspects provide detailed information in areas such as contracts; independent record... Read more

4.
Start and Run Your Own Record Label
by Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Publisher Out Of Stock
Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 288 pages
(December 1998)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, February 9, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
A Very Informative Read
As the head of a record label, I thought it prudent to give Ms. Schwartz's book a good read. Not only does she hit nearly every point regarding both the promotion and marketing of a release, she includes the lesser-known promotional avenues of Musak, AEI, licensing, and releated tips for good... Read more

 


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2000 Song Writer's Market : 1,600 Places to Market Your Songs (Songwriter's Market 2000)
by Tara Horton(Editor)


Writers Digest Books
Paperback - 518 pages
(August 1999)
$23.99
$19.19
$4.80

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3 out of 5 stars
Book Description
It's all here. From current market data to clever business savvy, 2000 Songwriter's Market has what it takes to take your music career to the top.

Get your songs recorded, on the air and in rotation with 2000 Songwriter's Market. It features the crucial submission information you need, including... Read more


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This Business of Artist Management
by Xavier M., Jr. Frascogna, H. Lee Hetherington (Contributor)


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Hardcover - 304 pages
3Rd/Rev/en edition (September 1997)

$15.37
$6.58

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The authoritative, standard reference on artist management in the music industry expands its insights even further in this updated edition, formerly titled Successful Artist Management. Professional and aspiring managers and career-minded performers will find guidance on topics such as setting up... Read more

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Tim Sweeney's Guide to Releasing Independent Records
by Tim Sweeney, Mark Geller


T.S.A. Books
Paperback
(March 1996)


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4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Ask any major label A&R rep and they'll tell you: the best way to develop your music career is to release your own record. What they won't tell you is how to make your release a success by getting your record played on major college and commercial radio stations, reviewed in key music publications,... Read more

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Musician's Business and Legal Guide, The
by Mark Halloran(Compiler), Beverly Hills Bar Association Committee for the


Prentice Hall
Paperback - 462 pages
2 edition (February 12, 1996)
$35.95
$28.76
$7.19

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , September 1, 1996
Twenty-two entertainment lawyers share their expertise in legal matters affecting musicians using precise, colloquial language that every guitar player should understand. It's an A to Z treatment outlining topics such as preparing for group breakups before you sign the record deal (and hire an... Read more

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Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry
by Kashif, Gary Greenberg

Publisher Out Of Stock
Brooklyn Boy Books
Hardcover
(December 1996)

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Midwest Book Review
Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry is "must" reading for anyone seeking to engage the music business professionally. Everything You'd Better Know About The Record Industry is about how to find success in the music business and how to make money doing it. by answering... Read more

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Tunesmith : Inside the Art of Songwriting
by Jimmy Webb


Hyperion
Hardcover - 384 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1998)

$17.46
$7.49

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
From the legendary pop artist who has given the American songbook an unparalleled number of unforgettable hits comes the definitive guide for aspiring songwriters. Read more

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The Cdnow Story : Rags to Riches on the Internet
by Jason Olim, et al


Top Floor Pub
Paperback - 300 pages
(January 1999)

$15.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Learn how CDnow founders Jason Olim and Matthew Olim turned a small investment into a big business on the Internet, beating MCI, Blockbuster and Tower Records. Readers will also learn the tricks of the trade from these two successful Internet entrepreneurs, and discover how to apply the techniques... Read more

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This Business of Music Marketing and Promotion
by Tad Lathrop, Jim Pettigrew


Billboard Books
Hardcover - 320 pages
(March 1999)

$15.37
$6.58

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4 out of 5 stars
Roy Gattinella, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, EMI-Capitol Entertainment
Thorough, well-written, logically presented, useful, insightful ... the definitive career guide and teaching aid for anyone interested in building an effective presence in the music industry. Read more

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88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them : Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable
by Pat Luboff, Pete Luboff (Contributor)


Writers Digest Books
Paperback - 145 pages
1st Ed. edition

$14.39
$3.60

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
The author, Pat Luboff pluboff@writesongs.com , September 12, 1998
Fun, informative book covers all aspects of songwriting
This book is written in 88 bite-sized chapters that cover the songwriting process from inspiration to royalty collection. We have received feedback from many songwriters on how much this book has helped them and how much they enjoyed reading it. Each chapter illustrates a songwriting... Read more

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Music, Money, and Success : The Insider's Guide to the Music Industry
by Jeffrey Brabec, Todd Brabec (Contributor)


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 412 pages
(March 1994)


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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Jeffrey Brabec/Chryslegal , May 25, 1998
How much does a songwriter or writer/recording artist earn ?
Because of the complex nature of the music industry, my brother Todd and I wanted to provide an information source that would deal realistically with the actual dollars and cents money aspects of the use of songs Read more

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Hit Men : Power Brokers & Fast Money Inside the Music Business.
by Fredric Dannen


Vintage Books
Paperback - 407 pages
Reprint edition (July 1991)

$12.80
$3.20

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
A nauseatingly honest and therefore controversial expose of the base beings that inhabit the higher levels of the music industry. Filled with horror stories that will confirm your worst suspicions about the toxicity of what my friends and I call "Planet CD Wood." Read more

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Confessions of a Record Producer
by Moses Avalon


Miller Freeman Books
Paperback - 242 pages
1 Ed edition (1998)

$14.36
$3.59

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist November 1, 1998
Confession is good for the soul! Over the years, among many other like-minded authors, a stockbroker, a "dirty" ballplayer, a "lapsed" librarian, a corporate headhunter, and an advertising man have all felt the need to atone in print either for their own misdeeds or for those of their profession.... Read more

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The Real Deal : How to Get Signed to a Record Label from A to Z
by Daylle Deanna Schwartz, Daylle Deanna Schwarz


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 256 pages
(May 1997)

$13.56
$3.39

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Indispensable insider information on launching a recording career is packed into this essential music industry primer. Any artist in popular music looking to land a record deal will want to get the complete score from this vital industry resource. Read more

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Writing Better Lyrics
by Pat Pattison


Writers Digest Books
Hardcover
(September 1995)




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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 24, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Great insight to improving your lyrics.
This book is excellent -- it is very informative and very well written. Also, it has lots of exercises that make you apply the techniques. I am a music student in San Francisco (Blue Bear School of American Music) and really got good value from this book. Read more

 


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An Empire of Their Own : How the Jews Invented Hollywood
by Neal Gabler


Doubleday Books
Paperback
Reprint edition (September 8, 1989)

$13.56
$3.39

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Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
That subtitle may inspire in some readers waves of ethnic pride, and in others waves of ethnic revulsion, but the point of this book is that its claim of origin is quite literally true. And what makes it an interesting read for political types is the way it demonstrates that no matter how much the... Read more

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1999 Songwriter's Market (Annual)
by Tara A. Horton(Editor)


Writers Digest Books
Paperback - 522 pages
(September 1998)
$22.99
$18.39
$4.60

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Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Book Description
It's all here. From current market data to clever business savvy, 2000 Songwriter's Market has what it takes to take your music career to the top.

Get your songs recorded, on the air and in rotation with 2000 Songwriter's Market. It features the crucial submission information you need, including... Read more


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The Craft of Lyric Writing
by Sheila Davis


Writers Digest Books
Hardcover - 350 pages
1st Ed. edition (April 1985)

$17.49


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Library Journal
"The novice lyricist would benefit from the numerous examples and lyric analysis of old and new songs, used to illustrate various techniques." Read more

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The Songwriter's Idea Book : 40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help Your Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow
by Sheila Davis


Writers Digest Books
Hardcover - 250 pages
(January 1996)




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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , May 1, 1993
Presuming familiarity with the major music forms and the basics of rhyme, rhythm, and plot development, Davis offers sophisticated strategies to create distinctive treatments of classic themes as well as original song titles. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read more

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The Craft and Business of Songwriting
by John Braheny


Writers Digest Books
Paperback
Rep edition (April 1995)
$21.99
$17.59
$4.40

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Music is a universal language, and John Braheny speaks it eloquently as he helps prepare us for our big musical break--by teaching us the craft of songwriting and revealing secrets of the music business. Includes anecdotes, exercises, and examples from dozens of songwriters, such as Harry Chapin,... Read more

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Essential Songwriters Rhyming Dictionary : Most Practical and Easy to Use Reference Now Available
by Kevin M. Mitchell


Alfred Pub Co
Paperback - 304 pages
(October 1996)


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
YenSid(Jeff C.) e-mail:(JeffC1216@aol.com) , August 8, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Great reference for general song writing tips.
While this didn't necessarily have the greatest amount of information, and not all the words were cross-referenced back to each other all the time, it was still a very useful tool. Since it's small, you can carry it around easily. The abscence of more complicated words was rationalized by the fact... Read more

 


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How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording
by Diane Sward Rapaport, Loreena McKennitt (Preface)


Prentice Hall
Paperback - 258 pages
5 edition (April 19, 1999)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Chris Lunn, Victory Review, June 1999
This [How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording] is the latest, up-to-date information on such broad items as selling on the Internet through download or through amazon.com; pricing wholesale; what to put on the record label; web site design needs; pre-mastering; microphones and much more. At the end... Read more

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