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Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook 2008 : The Essential Resource for Anyone Working in the Music Industry - Jonathan Little

Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook 2008

The Essential Resource for Anyone Working in the Music Industry

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Published: 1st September 2007
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This essential 'black book' to the music industry lists contact names and vital practical advice for producing, selling and performing your music. This expanded edition includes new articles on: How to Approach a Performance, How Vocal Performers Communicate, Recording Acoustic Instruments, The Basics of DJ Technique, The Role of the Musical Director, The A&R Department and Setting up a Studio. Includes information on the Flow of Royalties, New Business Models for Deriving Income, Music industry acronyms and terminology.

Among the many expert contributors: Pete Kirtley, Ivor Novello winning songwriter and producer (Spice Girls, Misteeq, Gareth Gates), Steve Levine, Grammy Award winning producer (Culture Club, The Beach Boys), Colin Emmanual, Producer (Jamelia), Jim Jomoa, professional DJ, Ben Challis, music lawyer (Glastonbury), Keith Lowde, Former Deputy Chairman, Music Copyright Protection Society, Sharon Woolf, songwriter and vocalist (Fatboy Slim, Liberty X), JoJo Gould, Editor of Music Business Journal, Jen Moss, Music Consultant (Boosey & Hawkes), Adrian Winman, Record and Games Producer. The foreword is by John Kennedy (Chairman & CEO, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

'Well written and the listings are a handy reference.' Guitarist 'A and C Black's music book looks like being an annual release that will grow in stature and influence, just like its more established and highly successful counterpart.' Writers' Forum (Autumn 2007)

Forewordp. ix
Songwriting and Composing
Introductionp. 1
Life as a Songwriter or Composerp. 2
Companies that Commission Songwriters and Composersp. 9
Advertising Companiesp. 9
TV Companiesp. 11
Film Companiesp. 15
Computer Games Companiesp. 18
Production and Library Musicp. 19
Dance Companiesp. 22
Theatre Companiesp. 25
The Evolving Role of the Music Publisherp. 29
Music Publishersp. 32
Coursesp. 38
Copyright, Contracts and Royaltiesp. 44
Societiesp. 48
Competitionsp. 50
Music and Sound Effects for Gamesp. 54
Music Synchronisation: How Music Licensing Departments Workp. 58
Resourcesp. 61
Performing
Introductionp. 63
Booking Fees and Contractual Arrangementsp. 65
Venuesp. 69
Londonp. 69
UK Outside Londonp. 74
Music Festivalsp. 83
Dealing with Agents & Intermediariesp. 88
Coursesp. 91
Health & Safety in the Live Performing Industryp. 100
Societiesp. 104
Rehearsal Studiosp. 106
FAQs: The Role of the Musical Directorp. 111
How to Approach a Performancep. 113
How Vocal Performers Communicatep. 115
Logistics and the Freelance Percussionistp. 119
New Artistic Projects: Some Methods of Proceedingp. 121
Performing and Teachingp. 123
Resourcesp. 127
DJs
Introductionp. 129
Equipment Manufacturers, Retailers and Distributorsp. 131
DJ Agenciesp. 136
Making a Living as a DJp. 138
Club Venuesp. 142
Londonp. 142
UK Outside Londonp. 145
Coursesp. 152
Glossary of DJ Termsp. 154
FAQs: Becoming a DJp. 158
How the Role of the DJ Developedp. 160
The Basics of DJ Techniquep. 166
Resourcesp. 170
Recording and Production
Introductionp. 173
Recording Studiosp. 175
Contemporary Recording Processesp. 184
Glossary of Terms Used in Recordingp. 195
Production Companiesp. 198
Masteringp. 203
Setting Up Your Desktop Studiop. 207
Glossary of Terms Used in Desktop Musicp. 211
Coursesp. 215
Recording and Production Agreementsp. 224
Societiesp. 227
Duplicationp. 229
Setting Up a Studio: Business Considerationsp. 235
Recording Acoustic Instrumentsp. 239
The A&R Departmentp. 246
The Role of the Record Producerp. 252
Resourcesp. 256
Labels and Distribution
Introductionp. 259
Record Labelsp. 261
Music Piracyp. 271
Distributorsp. 275
Digital Distributionp. 279
The Evolution of Record Contracts in the Digital Erap. 284
Marketing, Management and Finance
Introductionp. 285
Music Marketing and Promotionp. 287
PR Companiesp. 291
Managing a Bandp. 296
Management Companiesp. 300
Lawyersp. 305
The Name Game: Registering a Band Namep. 309
Accountantsp. 312
Setting Up as Self-Employed in the Music Industryp. 316
Coursesp. 320
Financing New Music-Business Venturesp. 322
Web and Graphic Designp. 326
FAQs: The Management of Songsp. 330
Resourcesp. 336
Appendices
History of Copyright: A Chronology in Relation to Musicp. 339
Glossary of UK Music Industry (and Related) Acronymsp. 346
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780713684728
ISBN-10: 0713684720
Series: Musicians' and Songwriters' Yearbook: Essential Resource for Anyone Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1