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September 01, 2007

Jeffrey Brabec & Todd Brabec: Music Money and Success

By Lavinia Jones Wright

Music Money and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business, 5th Edition By Jeffrey Brabec & Todd Brabec (Schirmer Trade Books)

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Music Money and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business, 5th Edition By Jeffrey Brabec & Todd Brabec (Schirmer Trade Books)

Executive Vice President and Director of Membership at ASCAP Todd Brabec joined brother Jeffrey Brabec more than ten years ago to create a field manual for navigating the music industry geared toward the working songwriter. Titled Music Money and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business, the book drew detailed information from both Brabecs' extensive music industry experience as both recording artists and as entertainment lawyers.

The book, now in its 5th edition, continues to be a leading industry resource and gives songwriters, composers and music publishers everything they need to know about making a living in the digital age. Todd and Jeff (Vice President of Business Affairs for Chrysalis Music Group) are ever-knowledgeable about the shifting landscape of today's music industry and offer valuable information about placing music in lucrative media such as video games, ringtones, commercials and movies. The Brabecs answer more current questions in the new edition about synchronization licenses, the differences between Indie label and major label deals, foreign royalties, creating artist websites, and even how to negotiate a hit song into becoming a TV theme. They also update their sections on fast-moving industry topics such as internet royalties, Copyright Royalty Board decisions and negotiating publishing and record contracts in the digital world.

What was once exclusive information possessed by executives and lawyers is now accessible to anyone in the music industry. Music Money and Success acts like career insurance for songwriters, providing the information to protect them against making any career choice that isn't in their best interest. Marketing myths are debunked, complex concepts are boiled down, and, unlike most industry handbooks, Music Money and Success is so complete, that it is useful to an artist or industry rep at any career level.

Visit www.musicandmoney.com for more info on the book, the Brabecs and a schedule of speaking engagements. Todd and Jeff will be presenting a panel at the 2008 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO to be held in April of next year. Click here to register.