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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business: The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (& a Few Truths)

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“For someone on the way up, this book is a must; for everyone else, it’s a bible.”—Danny Strick, co-President, SonyATV Music Publishing, Inc.

This completely revised and expanded edition of What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference not only for aspiring songwriters, record producers, and performing artists but also for record company exe
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by Billboard Books (first published 2010)
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Oct 19, 2010 Blog on Books rated it really liked it
Peter Thall knows the music business, and he doesn’t sugar coat it. As a prominent New York based music attorney, Thall has seen nearly every kind of deal in his multi-decade career representing some of music biggest names.

In “What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business,” Thall explains the ins and outs of contracts and dealmaking in way that cuts to the bone of backroom reality. Think you are getting your masters back? Think again. Do you understand your split of licensing fees? Maybe
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Aug 06, 2010 Londonmabel Mabel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: musician, or working in industry
Recommended to Londonmabel by: found while shelving
If you're in the music business, this is probably more of a 4-star read -- it's a really detailed explanation, by an entertainment lawyer, of all the details an artist/manager/lawyer needs to be aware of to manage their career properly.

I wouldn't really recommend it for the casual music reader (I was doing research.) Though you will learn a lot about how crappy the industry treats its artists.
Kari
Nov 10, 2011 Kari rated it it was ok
I thought this might have something to do with what I wanted to read about, but no. The music business is a hairy place, and I'll try to stay out of it.
Donna
The music business is no joke. I've never read or known of an industry that is so.....unfair. :(
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