Though the title is a bit unwieldy, The Future of the Music Business tells you everything you need to know about what's between
its covers. The music business today is a completely different animal than it was back in the day pre-Internet. Then there were dozens of record labels releasing vinyl albums from a multitude of artists encouraged to experiment and uncover new sounds and novel directions. Now there are only three major record labels, and artists are typically pigeonholed: if you don't sound like Muse or Madonna or Kings of Leon, you don't have much of a chance of landing a deal. Which is where the Internet and the ability to distribute/record music on an independent level comes in.
book explains the process and provides important steps in
This updated third iteration also includes information on what to do if someone steals your music. how to protect the name of your band and/or label, how to find/obtain a music lawyer to handle your business, and how to score a recording deal with an indie label.
- Selling music online
- Using blogs and social network sites
- Developing your own online record label
- Creating an Internet radio station
- Opening an online music market
- Raising capital for recording projects online
- Creating a hit song digitally
- Taking advantage of wireless technologies
As stated earlier, it's a completely different marketplace from the analog world of yesterday. Today, you must do virtually all of the work yourself, and it can be a complex maze you must traverse. This book provides an excellent roadmap through the traps and dead-ends.