By DONALD S. PASSMAN
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Donald Passman is the go-to guide for everyone in the music business through ten editions, over thirty years, and over a half a million copies sold. Now with updates explaining why musicians have more power today than ever in history; discussion of the mega-million-dollar sales of artists’ songs and record catalogs; how artist access to streaming media, and particularly TikTok, has completely reshaped the music business; the latest on music created by AI; and a full update of the latest numbers and trends.
Donald S. Passman
“For more than thirty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its eleventh edition, Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls: streaming.”
– Simon & Schuster
You want a successful career in music? Work hard, put in your time, and read this book!
– SIR LUCIAN GRAINGE,
Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group
Any creative person who’s considering working in the music business should read this book.
– JIMMY IOVINE,
cofounder of Beats Electronics and Interscope Records
I highly recommend Don’s book to anyone who has ever been interested n the music business. His experience and insight into the inner workings of the music world make this an indispensable work.
– QUINCY JONES
I read this book at thirteen and then things turned out Okay for me.
– KATY PERRY,
SINGER AND SONGWRITER
The definitive text on the business of music written by the man the most talented artists in the world look to for advice.
– RICK RUBIN,
Grammy-winning record producer
“I’ve spent years trying to get Don to open up like this to me. Never has he been so eloquent, so patient, or so thorough. It cost me a fortune to get these diamonds from Don: Now you can have them. For your own. At a fraction of the cost.