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Book Review: music business 101

Rating: 5 stars

Basically for a beginner who is seeking knowledge to prosper in the music industry; and for intermediate individuals in the industry that wants to broaden their knowledge.

Knowledge = mo’ money

Mo’ money = you smart

I highly recommend this book.

Book Review: Starting a band–read this

Rating: 5 stars

An essential guide for people who are either starting a band, wanting to be an attorney in the music business or any of the other related business areas regarding to music. The major benefit of this book is the breakdown of percentage commissions that all players can expect and bargain for. It is truly a great reference book to have on hand.

Book Review: An essential music business book.

Rating: 4 stars

A great book that covers all the basics of royalties, record deals, merchandising, etc…at least from a major label perspective. This stuff is great to know and everybody SHOULD take time to understand it, but I think there are better books out there for most acts, which is why I’m giving this 4/5 instead of 5/5. What I mean by this is that you have to have something to manage before you can get a manager… And you’ll need a record that will sell before a label is interested and you need to negotiate with them. Get this book, but don’t think this is how it’s going to work for you. It CAN work this way, but you’ll have to do a lot of work on your own artist development before it will.

Book Review: Essential

Rating: 5 stars

I think this book is really essential to any artist/musician. It’s well written and covers anything in-deep. Nr 1 book in my music biz collection.

(I hoped to find also something about new ways of releasing records, like master licensing to independent labels, but that’s OK)

Book Review: The Best Book

Rating: 5 stars

This book is the best. It’s very easy to read even if english isn’t your mother language. Very interesting and include All you need to know to know about Music Business.