Written by an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is the definitive manual on music copyright. Whereas many books on the subject are aimed at artists and songwriters, this book will serve as a thorough guide for industry pros, lawyers, and music business and law students. Subjects covered include copyright; performing rights organizations; mechanical, synchronization, and print licensing; songwriter and composer agreements; publishing administration and foreign sub-publishing; production music libraries; pitching and placement companies; sampling; and much more. The discussion also delves into historical perspective and current trends and revenue opportunities in the evolving digital marketplace. Easy-to-read narratives explain the key points for all of these types of deals. There are many sample agreements included in the book, all annotated in simple terms that explain the often complex contract language. There are also links to copyright and publishing resources, listings of foreign performance and mechanical societies, and anecdotes and case studies from real world incidents. If you're looking for a thorough grounding and go-to reference book on music copyright, not just a quick crash course, your search is over. "Steve's Music Publishing text is fantastic. It is personal, practical, and even includes excellent real world case studies. Furthermore, the helpful agreement annotations and comments are a most excellent resource for breaking down agreement language and terms for the reader. His knowledge, experience, and sense of humor make this the best music publishing text I've read.
I will be using Steve's book as the official text for our Music Publishing course at The University of Colorado Denver's Music Industry Program. All those interested in learning more about music publishing or having a sharp reference text should get this book!"---Benom Plumb, Assist
By the end of the 1920s domestic service remained the largest female occupation in Britain. We view it today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen in such dramas as Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people's houses, or how they were treated? Pamela Horn uses first-hand accounts and reminiscences, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from 1900 to 1939.
Wealthy, powerful Grant Thorne is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Blaire, the beautiful angel who saved his life when he was injured in a blizzard. The CEO of Thorne Industries and the son of a Senator, he lives his life in the public eye. Convincing the reclusive artist to be a part of his world won’t be easy, but determination fuels his pursuit. Blaire Callahan had escaped her dangerous past to create a new life for herself, or so she thought, until one night she rescues a handsome stranger who rattles her quiet existence. Their chemistry is undeniable, but is it enough to risk her heart and give up the safety of her remote sanctuary? Dreams of having a life together come to a screeching halt when the couple is photographed at a political event. And when Blaire suddenly vanishes, Grant begins unraveling her past, and realizes the woman he fell in love with was never as she seemed. Can a woman held captive by the lies of her past really have a future with a man who’s captured her heart? Or will her dangerous past catch up with her and jeopardize their future forever…
L'intreccio del racconto, la trama avvincente, i colpi di scena che si susseguono, la suspense che avvince il lettore fino all'ultima pagina: sono questi gli ingredienti di un buon giallo, e ben pochi scrittori hanno saputo padroneggiarli con la stessa abilità e sapienza di Edgar Wallace. Questo volume raccoglie la produzione migliore del grande autore inglese: dieci casi appassionanti, dieci crimini intricati, dieci matasse da sbrogliare in cui Wallace, con inventiva sempre nuova, costruisce altrettante situazioni criminose diversissime. Una sfida sempre nuova per il lettore, che potrà affinare e misurare il proprio acume investigativo, potrà nutrire e saziare il proprio desiderio del brivido nelle pagine dello scrittore che più di ogni altro ha fatto del poliziesco un genere ormai classico. Contiene: L’enigma della candela ritorta (The Clue of the Twisted Candle) La valle degli spiriti (The Valley of Ghost) Il cerchio scarlatto (The Crimson Circle) L’enigma dello spillo (The Clue of the New Pin) Il mistero delle tre querce (The Three Oak Mistery) La porta delle sette chiavi (The Door with Seven Lock) Lo smeraldo maledetto (The Square Emerald) La porta del traditore (The Traitor’s Gate) L’orma gigante (Big Foot) Il laccio rosso (The Frightened Lady)
Part III in this adventurous series featuring globetrotting British pensioners Esther and her sister Minnie. This time we see these endearing ladies journey to the USA in search of lost love and answers.
This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph Bendersky presents an authoritative survey of the major political, economic, and social factors that powered the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Now in its third edition, the book incorporates the significant research of recent years. Delving into the complexity of social life within the Nazi state, it also reemphasizes the crucial role played by racial ideology in determining the policies and practices of the Third Reich. Bendersky paints a fascinating picture of how average citizens negotiated their way through both the threatening power behind certain Nazi policies and the strong enticements to acquiesce or collaborate. His classic treatment provides an invaluable overview of a subject that retains its historical significance and contemporary importance.