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Edition: 8th
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Free Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451682468
ISBN-13: 978-1451682465
Date: December 4, 2012


Buy The Book


David Geffen, Owner of Geffen Records:
I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the music business.

Joe Smith, Former President and CEO, Capitol Records/EMI Music:
This man is so knowledgeable that it's difficult negotiating with him. The book is terrific and a must-read if you want to know how the music business works.

Mo Ostin, Chairman of the Board, Dream Works Records:
I almost hesitate to recommend Don's book--it gives away more inside information than it should.

Tom Waits:
I've spent ten 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.

Quincy Jones:
I highly recommend Don's book to anyone who has ever been interested in the music business. His experience and insight into the inner workings of the music world make this an indispensable work.

Ed Bicknell, Manager, Dire Straits:
If I'd had this book when I started, I'd be ten times richer and would have saved a fortune in legal fees.

Simon & Schuster:
Everything you've ever heard about the music business is true. It's a world where the rewards can be enormous, but the risks even greater. The key to success is knowing how the business works so you can protect yourself -- since no one will take as good care of your career as you.

That's where Donald S. Passman comes in. Because if you want the best advice, it pays to turn to the best in the business. His star-spangled list of clients shows that his advice is the best that money can buy. Now, from one of the music industry's most sought-after lawyers, here is the sixth revised and expanded edition of the book that the Los Angeles Times has proclaimed "the industry bible" -- the savvy insider's guide to every legal and financial facet of the business.

Whether you want a career as a performer, writer, producer, or executive, or whether you are just curious about the fascinating multibillion-dollar music industry, you will benefit enormously from this fully updated, comprehensive, and easy-to-read overview of the entire business.