“How not to get screwed by the music industry. You must not live without this book.” - Vibe Magazine
"Career Insurance for Songwriters, providing the information to protect them against any career choice that isn't in their best interest. It gives songwriters, composers and music publishers Everything They Need to Know about making a living in the digital age. Music Money and Success is so complete, that it is useful to any artist or industry rep at any career level."
ASCAP Playback magazine(American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
"If Music is Your Business, Make it Your Business to Read This Book. 500 pages of indispensable information that songwriters, recording artists, music publishers, record producers and all other music business professionals can put to practical use. You absolutely need to know this information before considering or negotiating a contract or license. It is filled to the gills with closely held legal advice geared at optimizing financial rewards. It is the most comprehensive and clearly written reference book we've read on the subject."
"The most informative, comprehensive and well-written reference book for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers, record producers, managers, entertainment attorneys and all other professionals involved in the music industry. Indispensable reference focusing on the vast array of sources of income in the increasingly complex music business and on the roles and responsibilities of each player in the industry. Incorporates explanations and examples of the most current and evolving trends affecting the economics of the music business. As to agreements , the 6th edition outlines the most important provisions and alerts the reader to common contract pitfalls by pointing out clauses to avoid."
Entertainment and Sports Lawyer publication/American Bar Association
”Leading work dealing with the nuts and bolts economics of the music industry. Makes even the more complex aspects of the music business readily comprehensible.” - American Bar Association
“Uncomplicates complicated matters so well” - Billboard Magazine
“The 5th edition of the popular industry bible, Music, Money & Success: The Insider’s Guide To Making Money In the Music Business includes a wealth of information about the music publishing industry, explaining the function of the music publisher and the value they bring to the songwriter. It carefully outlines various financial opportunities for music, including sound recordings, TV, movies, commercials, theater, the Internet, and the buying and selling of songs, as well as overall issues of copyright and the roles of managers, agents and lawyers.” - The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
“This book is a lifesaver and should be on every composer, lyricist and entertainment industry person’s bookshelf. It covers every topic related to the business of film scoring and songwriting. It is the most comprehensive guide to date.”
- Society of Composers and Lyricists
“Recommended to every songwriter, performer, composer, musician, music lawyer, agent, manager, film and TV producer, ad agency, record company and music publisher.” - Hollywood Reporter
“Reveals the details of the whole range of music industry deals from songwriting, publishing and artist deals to the use of music in television, movies, commercials and Broadway plays”. - Entertainment Law Reporter
“An essential guide for any composer, songwriter, or business professional involved in the film and television music industry today.”
- John Williams, five-time Academy Award-winning composer of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List.
“Jeffrey and Todd Brabec’s Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide To Making Money In the Music Business during the decades since the first edition of this title was published, has become widely recognized as the leading reference work dealing with the nuts and bolts economics of the music industry. In keeping with their journalistic approach of leaving no stone along the music industry waterfront unturned, the Brabecs have provided us with a detailed analysis of virtually all of the new technologies including video game agreements, CD and download rates for 2006 and 2007, writer and artist development deals, remix and sample models, the typical current structure of independent label deals, artist Web site concerns, the working of the Copyright Royalty Board and judges and, as a by-product of these and other developments, the new and different income sources for writers authors and publishers. Neophytes, industry veterans, creative artists and business professionals alike will benefit from this guide. True to it subtitle, this treatise really is a highly reliable “insider’s” source written by two of the most respected and experienced lawyers in the field. At just over 500 pages, the book is the most formidable version yet of this industry staple reference. And yet it remains accessible. Clearly and concisely written, thoughtfully structured, logically organized and aided by numerous tables and charts, this new fifth edition of Music, Money and Success continues to make even the more complex aspects of music business economics readily comprehensible.”
- Entertainment and Sports Lawyer/American Bar Association
“The twins Jeffrey and Todd Brabec, who are entertainment-law attorneys and former recording artists, produce an up-to-the-minute, readable guide through legal swamps of the business. The Brabecs cover all sources of revenue, detailing the exact percentages to be had from each opportunity, be it jingle or karaoke, Broadway or budget record sale. It should hit Platinum in the music industry.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
“The title says it all—this book lives up to its promise. The authors dissect the standard contracts, identify individual terms as negotiable or non-negotiable, and offer bargaining tips and alternative contract language. What differentiates this book from other music-business books is its emphasis on music income. The book helps familiarize readers with customs and standards to assist realistic negotiations.”
- American Bar Association/Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
“Deal-making in the music business is a complicated thing that artists shouldn’t do for themselves. This book reveals the details of the whole range of music-industry deals, including financial details that could never be gleaned from advance sheets or from books. The scope of the book ranges from songwriting and publishing, to co-publishing and administration, to record company and artist deals, and to the use of music in television, movies, commercials, and Broadway plays. What makes the book remarkable and so valuable is that it is peppered with financial detail and illustrative computation.” - Entertainment Law Reporter
“The best new book on the music business we’ve seen in years is Music, Money, and Success: The Insider’s Guide to the Music Industry.... The guide is not only detailed and thorough (both Brabecs are attorneys) but also readable. One of the most informative features is explaining precisely how much money records and songs should earn in different contexts, such as commercials, movies, stage, TV, foreign, etc.”
- Billboard Magazine/Nashville Scene
“The book is as thorough as This Business of Music, the long-established music-industry bible, at explaining the various components of the industry but focuses more on the money aspect. The subjects covered are international in scope.”
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)/ Words & Music Magazine
“This is the most comprehensive and clear book of its kind, explaining the business side of music from recording licenses to advertising jingles, all in plain English, not legalese.”
- Canadian Independent Record Production Association Journal/CIRPA
“Music, Money, and Success takes in-depth looks at different aspects of writing and publishing, including administration, recording, television, motion pictures, commercials, performances, Broadway, foreign countries, buying and selling songs, and copyright. It will serve you as a good reference book and is as comprehensive a book as we’ve seen in a long time. This is a great resource.” - American Songwriter
“This is an extremely well-written reference book which would be of benefit to any professional in the music business who wishes to improve his/her knowledge of business affairs. It is particularly aimed at songwriters, artists, and their representatives.”
- British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors/BASCA Journal
“Useful to professionals and novices alike, this well written book provides detailed guidance to the many complex aspects of the music business. Highly recommended for the music reference sections of all types of libraries.” - Library Journal
“This easy-to-comprehend book handily demystifies the music business while providing an insider’s perspective on everything you’ll ever need to know about profiting from your music career. Required reading for songwriters, artists, and music business professionals.” - Music Connection
“Well written, valuable guide to maximizing financial success in the music industry.”
- ABA/Entertainment and Sports Lawyer