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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Billboard Books (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823014878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823014873
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Darren Wilsey is an award-winning composer, songwriter, music producer and music supervisor, who has written, produced and mixed music for an illustrious list of movie soundtracks, advertisements and television, including Sex & the City and The Hills. His co-author, Daylle Deanna Schwartz, is a respected music industry insider, author and educator, who ran her own record label for five years.

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Darren Wilsey is an award winning composer, songwriter and music producer. He has written and produced music for numerous independent films and network television. His music has appeared on such shows as Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Sex and the City (HBO), Queer as Folk (Showtime), Punk'd (MTV), Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo), Dane Cook's Tourgasm (HBO), Road Rules (MTV), Skin (Fox), Life With Derek (Disney), Breaking Bonaduce (VH1), Snowboarding World (NBC Sports), Beverly Hills 90210--The Complete First Season (Paramount Entertainment), and Melrose Place--The Complete First Season (Paramount Entertainment).
He is a two-time grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and has been a featured composer and music producer in publications by SONY Media, Sibelius, and Yamaha.
Darren Wilsey was a classical guitar major at The Manhattan School of Music. He also studied piano and music composition at The Juilliard School of Music. He received an M.F.A. from The University of California at Irvine, majoring in music composition and technology.
He currently lives in Orange County, CA with his wife and two busy little boys.

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Its in terms that are easy to understand.
Moodini
Darren Wilsey's "The Musician's Guide to Licensing Music" is an in depth look at all of the facets of music licensing.
Scott@detone8
I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about their music.
Ayieeshya Hatton

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scott@detone8 on August 13, 2010
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Licensing your music is a great way to start an income stream and generate revenue for your band. Darren Wilsey's "The Musician's Guide to Licensing Music" is an in depth look at all of the facets of music licensing.

Not only does he explain all of the licensing terms and opportunities that exist for your music, he gives very good advice as to how to go about getting licensed as well.

With chapters about the players in the industry, agreements, and protecting yourself, Mr. Wilsey's advice will give you the knowledge to be ready when you have that first meeting with an industry player or contract to sign. The book also gives some really good advice as to how and why to make contacts in the industry if you want to be successful.

Chapters on how to get your music into each of the different media markets are the gravy in this book. With opportunities in advertising, television, radio, internet, films, digital media, and a host of other outlets, the book covers them all and covers them well.

By providing his own knowledge with a mix of advice from players in the industry (quoted throughout the book), Mr. Wilsey's book is a great place for all musicians to start once they decide it is in their best interest to license their tunes... which it is. - Scott @ Detone8.com
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Mitchell on December 29, 2011
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One thing every musician should know is how to protect their music! This book will show you exactly how to do that. It explains all the different types of licenses that can apply to your music from top to bottom. It is very informative and leaves no question unanswered. It is written very well and guides you into different categories of licensing such as Master License, Mechanical License, etc. It offers many routes to getting your music heard. Such as music publishers, online marketing, and distribution resources. But most importantly, it reminds you that your music has value and can be a great source of cash flow! Understanding the licensing process and what licensees can do for you is the main focus of this book. It's as simple as 1,2,3. If you create music, then this is your map to make sure you get what you deserve when deciding to release your music to others who need it. As for myself personally, I wouldn't begin to think about releasing any of my music before I read this book. All you musicians out there bleed sweat and tears into your music without a doubt. So make sure you get what you have coming. And understand what is being offered when your music does get placed! This book will tell you everything and then some!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Music Widow on March 21, 2010
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This book is really easy to read...it's super accessible. With the music industry changing so much, this book helps musicians figure out the best way to make music their main source of income. Awesome.
I think it makes a great gift for any musician that records their stuff. Esp. kids finishing high school and college.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Recdmavn on December 3, 2012
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I use this in my international licensing class and it is a great resource for us. Has very clear explanations and discusses many copyright issues and how to properly licensing your own music. I would recommend for the musician who has some experience with copyright - not for the newbie.
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This book is a book that you will have to read a few times to take in all the info however the best way is to put it into action.
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By Ayieeshya Hatton on May 20, 2014
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This book answered a few questions I had,but could never get anyone to tell me.I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about their music.It is find of like having a friend in the music business who gives you inside information.
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By Twitter IAmJamarSmith on January 29, 2014
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I love this book and it has taught be so much more about licensing music!! I still go back to it from time to time just to brush up on a few things. It's like a very knowledgeable textbook or something haha. I love it!
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A must-have reference and info guide for musicians who are trying to make a living in the music arena. Well research, well organized and well-written book for pros who need to know how to go about licensing their wares.
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