All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming.

For more than twenty-five 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 tenth edition, Donald 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. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail.

Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world.

“If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.

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Crescendo Music Notation Software for Mac for Music Score Writing and Composing [Download]

Crescendo Music Notation Editor and Composition Software. Free music notation and composition software to arrange your own professional quality sheet music using a wide array of music symbols and notes.

Crescendo Music Notation Editor Features:

  • Change the key signature and time signature
  • Add whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and rests (semibreve to semiquaver)
  • Compose music in Treble, Bass or C Clefs (e.g., Alto and Tenor)
  • Assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes
  • Keyboard shortcuts toggle between notes and rests
  • Insert text to specify a title, tempo, dynamics or lyrics
  • Drag notes to change their pitch or placement
  • Automatically detects if a measure has the correct beat amount for the time signature
  • Adjust staff line placement by snapping them to margins or other staff lines
  • Add ties and slurs across notes
  • Zoom in and out for easier editing
  • View history of work completed
  • Save to Crescendo’s format, or export as MusicXML
  • Print completed music projects, or blank music sheets for hand transcription
  • Create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more.

Create professional music scores with this intuitive and easy to use free software.

Mac Minimum System Requirements: Mac Recommended System Requirements:
  • Processor:   Mac mini G4 1.2
  • RAM:   512mb
  • Hard Disk:   100mb
  • Video Card:   16mb video
  • Supported OS:   Mac Yosemite 10.10, Mac Mavericks 10.9, Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac Lion 10.7, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6, Mac Leopard 10.5, Mac OS X

    Product Features

    • Change the key signature and time signature, add whole, half, quarter, eight and sixteenth notes and rests (semibreve to semiquaver)
    • Compose music in Treble, Bass or Alto Clefs, assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes, keyboard shortcuts toggle between notes and rests
    • Insert text to specify a title, tempo, dynamics or lyrics, drag notes to change their pitch or placement, copy, cut and paste measures to easily insert themes
    • Add ties and slurs across notes, zoom in and out for easier editing, create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more, brace staves together to compose scores for ensembles
    • Listen to your composition with MIDI playback, or export MIDI music files, print completed music projects or blank music sheets for hand transcription

    By John Feierabend First Steps in Music – Preschool and Beyond Package – Curriculum Book and 4 CDs (7001) [Paperback]

    Written by a national leader in early childhood music education, this creatively illustrated book contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Repertoire based only on folk or traditional songs and rhymes, because of their natural melodic expressiveness and language flow, and for their texts filled with wonder. Complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum. Full coordination with high-quality recordings that contain all the rhymes and music from this book-perfect for parents to play at home or in the car. Suggestions on setting up a class, preparing parents, record keeping, expanding your music program, and planning ahead. A classical music component, perfect for movement and exploration. Advanced research continually points to the importance of music in the lives of young children. You can further their musical growth with First Steps in Music!

    Product Features

    • First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond Curriculum Book (G-5880)
    • Keeping the Beat (CD-493)
    • There’s a Hole in the Bucket (CD-645)
    • Had a Little Rooster (CD-646)
    • Old Joe Clark (CD-647)

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    K & M Stands K & M Stool w/foot rest, black Music Stand (14060.000.55)

    Stool w/foot rest, black

    Product Features

    • Stool for sitting and playing an instrument w/foot rest, black
    • Seat can be adjusted in height and angle, includes a height adjustable footrest, adjustable end cap to stabilize the stool on uneven surfaces
    • Steel Height adjustment spring-loaded clamping knob Rod combination 2-piece folding design Seat imitation leather
    • Height adjustment from 25.39 inches to 36.42 inches
    • 5-year limited warranty

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    Book Stand Sheet Professional Folding Music Stand for Sheet Music Portable and Light weight with Carrying Bag, Suitable for Instrumental Performance, Height & Angle Adjustable, by Vangoa

    Vangoa Black Adjustable Height Folding Sheet Music Stand with Carrying Bag


    The music stand is revolutionary, incorporating all the features of the past with the new tripod folding base for the musician on the go. This stand can also fold up and nest together if you are staying in one place.


    1. 10.75″ X 17.75″ Plastic bookplate, rolled edges for safety and strength.
    2. Angle adjustment tension knobs, easy removal from upper shaft.
    3. Friction locking knobs with center shaft, adjustments fully extend shafts from 26″ to 54″ and anywhere in between.
    4. Hi-impact metal leg housing, leg support straps, non-slip feet, variable spreading legs.

    Package Included:

    1x Music stand
    1x Carrying bag

    Product Features

    • ✔ DURABILITY – Vangoa professional collapsible music stand made of durable material. It provides excellent stability and metal spring arm extensions hold music sheets or song books securely in place.
    • ✔ FLEXIBLE AND ADJUSTABLE – Collapsible design with height adjustment from 28″ to 52″ which higher than other brand, and adjustable angle tilting bookplate make this stand perfect for sitting or standing when you are playing.
    • ✔ GREAT STURDY STAND- You don’t worry about the loading capacity of this conduct music stand with the sturdy metal tripod support legs, which have non-slip rubber caps at the bottom that secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music sheet.
    • ✔ LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE – Our music stand is ultra-lightweight style and the foding bookplate and collapsible tripod base for superior portability and easy storage, good for kids to take it school.
    • ✔ WARRANTY: Our music sheet holder also automatically comes with a full one-year warranty that protects against any damage or defects. Buy it with confidence.

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    LED Strip Lights,Abtong Music LED Lights Strip RGB,10M/33.8ft Bluetooth Strip Lights Dreamcolor Smart Phone APP Control,Rope Lights Waterproof LED Strip Kit Support iPhone Android, Rainbow Led Lights

    Great Decorative Lights: IP 65 Waterproof LED strip light is great idea for indoor & outdoor decoration, such as living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, Christmas tree, TV background, bar, garden, courtyard, party, ice cream truck, under cabinet, dining room, patio, balcony and wedding.

    Product Features

    • Bluetooth Smart Phone AAP Controlled: Download APP , connect Bluetooth, no setting or network management required. Customize your favorite dynamic modes and colors. Farther control distance, more sensitive more intelligent.
    • Two Ways Sync to Music: The led strip lights change colors and modes with music beats, there are 2 ways setting to sync to music on APP controller. Sync to music form the phone, or sync to music from the microphone of the phone.
    • Chase Effect RGB LED Strip Lights: There are 210 different Dynastic chasing mode with multi colors chasing and dancing in a line, about 4 million solid colors for options. Also you can custom the modes and colors depend on your preferences. More operate instruction please download the app for reference.
    • Timer Setting: Bluetooth timer setting make the lights turn ON/OFF automatically, Greet you at any time anywhere with your favorite colors
    • Great Decorative Lights: IP 65 Waterproof LED strip light is great idea for indoor & outdoor decoration, such as living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, Christmas tree, TV background, bar, garden, courtyard, party, ice cream truck, under cabinet, dining room, patio, balcony and wedding

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    The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist’s point of view (Guitar theory)

    Learn guitar theory – The simple way, musical way

    Third Edition

    • Are you sick and tired of guitar theory being taught in overly complicated language? 
    • Are you looking to become a better musician and guitar player?
    • Do you want to discover creative guitar soloing and songwriting approaches?
    • Do you want to understand & use guitar scales, guitar modes and arpeggios?
    • Do you want a complete guitar theory method that takes you from zero to hero in simple steps? 

    Master, hear and play music theory for guitar

    The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitar is different. Instead of boring and meaningless guitar theory essays, it makes music come alive. In fact, you’ll quickly learn to play the theory you’re being taught. 

    Go from meaningless information to stunning guitar solos and songwriting.

    Guitarists are often guilty of ‘collecting’ musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information on their instrument. Modern Music Theory for Guitarists combines cutting edge, up to date musical information with over 200 exercises and examples to help you internalise and master the most important concepts in modern guitar playing. There are also bespoke, professional backing tracks from Guitar Techniques Magazine’s Quist

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • How to construct major and minor guitar scales 
    • How to harmonise a scale and use chords to write songs
    • The complete guide to naming chords on guitar (know your C9 from your Cadd9!)
    • A breakdown of every important type of chord, and where they come from
    • How to write chord progressions to create great songs
    • How to change key smoothly (modulation) and how to use guitar chord qualities to make your music creative and unique
    • Discover how to form guitar modes… and how to use them in your solos. 
    • Discover the secret of triads, arpeggios and pentatonic scales you can use to create rich-sounding solos that’ll amaze your friends 
    • A complete deconstruction of all the 3-note, 4-note and 5-note soloing approaches hidden in every scale

    Bonus hundreds of guitar licks demonstrate every single concept

    Bonus Professional backing tracks to help you practise every guitar scale

    Bonus The complete guide to Roman numeral notation for short hand song writing on guitar

    Bonus A ‘cheat sheet’ of the most common soloing approaches to save you hours in the practice room

    Bonus 200 audio tracks to download so you can hear every single guitar theory concept in action

    Learn the guitar theory… then use it!

    There are so many sources of information out there these days it’s hard to know where to begin and what’s important when it comes to applying music theory to the guitar. This book has been designed to take you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical ideas while all the time teaching you the musical application of each concept. 

    Essential guitar knowledge and musical guitar skills

    The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with the formation of the Major scale and builds steadily from the concepts taught in the first few chapters to help you master, hear and apply all the essential theory used today.

    Thousands of 5* reviews

    Not just for this title! Fundamental changes has published over 100 guitar methods, sold over 500,000 books and received over 5000 5* star reviews. You can be confident that your guitar education is in safe, experienced hands. 

    Buy now to begin your journey into understanding and practical application of music theory on guitar

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    A History of Western Music (Tenth Edition)

    The definitive history of Western Music

    The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what’s important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow’s musicians.

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    Music Area WIND 30 Series Bass Guitar Bag – Green (WIND30-EB-GRN)

    Green and HealthyWe insist on using environmentaly friendly and ROHS-compliant raw materials. The surface of WIND30 series adopts innovative 900D Polyesterwith Snowflake Textures, which is stylish and artistic. Moreover, WIND30 series are waterproof, dustproof and wearproof. Ultimate ProtectionThe moveable pillow effectively protects the instrument neck from being bent or deformed in any movements or falls. The bottom pad of 40mm can be taken out or adjusted to a proper position to protect the instruments of different sizes and it well prevents the instrument from damage when the bag falls off to the ground accidentally. The internal structure which is designed of absorbing shock with material EVA and EPE, has excellent cushioning performance and greatly improved the anti-drop performance of the bag. The bottom base of the bag with PVC wearable molecules has been made to wavy shapes to resist rub and aging. User-Friendly DesignThere’s a storage bag for the shoulder strap on WIND30, when you don’t need the strap, you can put it in the storage bag. The back position which is comfortable and breathable has been designed with grid gasket and there’s a private storage bag for personal belongings like phone, iPod or any other players. There are separate pockets for iPad, effect pedals, cables and earphones in the sub-compartment of the bag. Premium QualityThe handle which has the high-density memory foam inside is fixed by zinc alloy rivets in the overall structure of the bag; The shoulder straps with the ergonomic S-type design and firm sewing process is very strong and sturdy, which is capable of carrying much heavier than the instrument itself. WIND30 uses premium nylon zipper with metal zipper puller. Zippers of all series have been zipped and unzipped over 8000 times and passed through the mechanical testing.

    Product Features

    • Total Length excluding removable bumper=48.5”, Total Length including removable bumper=50″, Depth=2.2″, Upper Bout Width=12″, Lower Bout Width=14″
    • Environmentally friendly and ROHS-compliant raw materials + Innovative 900D polyester with Snowflake Textures on the surface.
    • Excellent cushioning performance by the design of absorbing shock with built-in EVA and EPE + Waterproof, dustproof, wearable and excellent color fastness.
    • Firm handle and ergonomic S-type shoulder strap + The zipper has been zipped and unzipped over 8000 times
    • Wearable and anti-aging PVC foot on the bottom + Storage bag for the should strap when you don’t need it.

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