First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes you through how licensing really works: what type of royalties are expected, digital royalties from companies, receiving royalties from iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster through digital distributors like IODA/The Orchard, and how they pay. Also covered are mechanical royalties from, broadcast radio licenses, how foreign royalties are collected, publishing administration deals, and a breakdown of sync and master licenses. Interviews with major industry players offer advice directly to musicians. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Brian Tarquin has won three Emmys and established himself as a top rate composer and recording artist. After launching his own imprint, BHP Music, Ltd., he produced and released tracks by Jeff Beck, B. B. King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, and Steve Vai on the Guitar Master Series. In 2014 Tarquin produced, composed, and performed on Guitars For Wounded Warriors, featuring such icons as Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses, Reb Beach of Whitesnake, Hal Lindes of Dire Straits, Chris Poland of Megadeth, and Chuck Loeb.