At last, a concise, complete and well documented guide to the music business! Written by one of the industry's top entertainment lawyers, this text explains the intricacies of the music industry. Includes separate section on terminology, 'buzz words, ' and acronyms, plus interviews with top performers, executives, managers and artists
Wye's Dictionary of Improbable Words brings together nearly 4,000 unusual and fascinating words that defy convention, offering a vast sampling of our living language at play. As our standard dictionaries scramble to catalog and thereby legitimize our growing vocabulary, Wye's Dictionary offers the casual word gamer and language lover a cutting edge collection of new words. Examples of usage abound-as old as the Bible and as current as blog postings-grounding extraordinary terms in ordinary contexts. Myriad genres are represented, from literary classics to dramatic plays to whimsical fantasies, as well as the diverse worlds of science fiction, romance novels, children's stories, historical and military accounts, graphic novels and comic books, travel reports, news articles, magazine features, poetry, song lyrics, birdwatching guides, hymns, and how-to manuals.
Aimed at songwriters, recording artists, and music entrepreneurs, this text explains the basics of digital music law. Entertainment attorney Gordon offers practical tips for online endeavors such as selling song downloads or creating an Internet radio station. Other topics include (for example) promoting through peer-to-peer networks, forming an in
The Music Business Resource Manual will be an essential tool for any musicians trying to get started in the business. There are so many outlets for getting your music out there to be heard today, but the ins and outs of the music business can be daunting. You need to be informed and educated in order to be a successful Independent Musician. You need to treat your career as a business. It is important to know about copyright protection, mechanical rights, how to market your music, creating a unique presence for yourself/your band, marketing your music, touring, etc. This books gives lots of immediately usable information about all of these aspects of the music business and more. The book contains an extensive resource section at the end which lists dozens of books, organizations and websites that will help with any musician's career. Musicians just starting out as well as seasoned musicians can all learn something from this book. Lots of facts written in concise paragraphs. A book you will refer to over and over again.
Paradine Island is a story about James Morgan, a Kansas-bred entrepreneur, and the people who follow in his footsteps. The death of his mother brings him close to his daughter, Lammy. She spends her summer holiday sailing in the Caribbean with him on his ketch, the C. M. Paradine. They meet Ricardo, an Argentine graduate of Iowa State. Ricardo and James put Lammy on a plane to resume her pre-medical courses at the University of Kansas, and together they sail to the Canary Islands. James takes pity on a teenage dance hall orphan and spirits her away from her intended sponsors. Martina learns English and many of James American ideals as they cross the Atlantic back to his home on Paradine Isla...