MC September 13

Page 14


Your Go-To Music Copyright Resource With over 30 years of experience in the industry, music attorney Steve Winogradsky GHOLYHUV WKH GHðQLWLYH guide to music copyright.

Music Is Your Business:

The Musician’s FourFront Marketing and Legal Guide By Christopher Knab, Bartley F. Day (paperback) $39.95 Success in music requires certain essential knowledge. You need the latest information on how the music industry is set up, and the legal information necessary to protect yourself and your art. Industry veteran Christopher Knab’s strategies empower the reader to learn how to work with industry professionals, prepare a publicity campaign, grab the attention of distributors, get radio airplay, negotiate offers for live performances and more. Entertainment law attorney (and Music Connection contributor) Bartley F. Day’s legal chapters include Making Sense of Music Industry Contracts, Trademarking Band Names, Insider Tips for Hiring a Music Attorney, Filing Copyright Applications, Recording Contract Advances and Royalty Rates, and more. Together, the two offer a musician of any experience level a guide to success.

Music Alive!’s Percussion By Daniel Glass (softcover) $19.99

Daniel Glass offers students a comprehensive introduction to drums and percussion, tracing the history, production, and development of the drum. The book provides a guide through several different types of percussion, such as hand, concert, and electronic, offering a very broad knowledge of the basic techniques used from as far as the jazz age through today. Included comes an instructional DVD-ROM.

Rock and Roll High School:

Growing up in Hollywood During the Decade of Decadence Topics include: ÷ 3HUIRUPLQJ 5LJKWV Organizations ÷ /LFHQVLQJ ÷ /HJDO $JUHHPHQWV ÷ 6DPSOLQJ ÷ $QG PDQ\ PRUH

14 September 2013

17 Points To Longevity In Show Business: Staying Focused On Your Vision By Stephanie Spruill (hardcover) $20.50 This motivational book is for all aspiring singers, dancers, and performers who long for a stage to perform on or a studio to record in. Spruill shares her expertise in the business and outlines how to develop and promote your skills as an artist, covering the business realm of the industry all the way to advising how to nurture your spiritual well being.

Cool Jobs in the Music Business!

By Marisa Tellez (softcover) $14.36

By Jeffrey Rabhan (paperback) $19.99

Here is a guilty pleasure…In fact, it’s a lot like reading your sister’s diary. Tellez offers a true coming of age story about growing up on the Sunset Strip in the ‘80s, when glam rock and hair metal were the rage. Of course, recalling that era through the eyes of a young girl gives it a unique spin. Most interestingly, the book chronicles a time when people actually interacted face to face, unlike today in the age of Social Media. A big question, though, is how she kept her virginity intact despite her adventures with a variety of musicians. But, there’s a sequel on the way—so we may just find out.

Jeffrey Rabhan (chair of NYU’s Clive Davis Recorded Music Program) explains career options through the experiences of some of the industry’s prominent DJs, engineers, executives, journalists, managers, producers and more. Drawing from his 20 years experience guiding the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Lil’ Kim, Michelle Branch, DMX and Jermaine Dupri, Rabhan gives the reader a course of action in finding a career most attuned to their strengths. In exclusive interviews, he gleans insight from the industry’s top professionals who detail their own paths to success and offer career advice. Includes a DVD.