Music money and success : the insider's guide to making money in the music business

Call Number

  • 780.68 B795 2018 (CEN)

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New and Revised 8th edition.

Publication Information

New York : Schirmer Trade Books, a part of the Music Sales Group, [2018]

Physical Description

xxxi, 656 pages ; 24 cm


"The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business is the industry bible and the ultimate guide to making money in the music business. Music is a business of money, contracts, decisions and making the most of every opportunity. To succeed--to make money--to have a career--you have to know what you are doing in both music and business. This invaluable book tells you how the business works, what you must know to succeed, and how much money you can make in films, television, video games, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, record sales, downloads and streams, advertising, ringtones and ringbacks, interactive toys and dolls, Broadway, new media, scoring contracts and synch licenses, music publishing, foreign countries, and much more. This indispensable reference is written by industry insiders Todd Brabec, Educator, Entertainment Law Attorney and former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, and Jeff Brabec, Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, BMG."


Includes index.


  • Introduction
  • Sources of income
  • Music, money, songwriting, and music publishing
  • Music, money, co-publishing, and administration
  • Music, money, co-ventures, and joint ventures
  • Music, money, and copyright
  • Music, money, and the recording artist
  • Music, money, and sampling
  • Music, money, and television
  • Music, money, and motion pictures
  • Music, money, and commercials
  • Music, money, and performances
  • Music, money, and broadway
  • Music, money, and video games
  • Music, money, and digital media
  • Music, money, and foreign countries
  • Music, money, and putting it all together
  • Music, money, and the buying and selling of songs
  • Music, money, lawyers, managers, and agents
  • Music, money, and breaking into the business
  • Guide to music industry organizations
  • Sample contracts
  • Index.

Added Authors

Todd Brabec

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