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19 UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC BUSINESS
DEADMAU5 TEACHES ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
I became business savvy because I learned very early on
how people get exploited in the arts. — deadmau5
The music business is not out there to be your friend. It’s there
to make money for record labels—which means sometimes
artists get exploited in the process. Joel did. He’s not the first
and he won’t be the last. Once your career is getting near the
record label stage, you’ll want to prepare yourself by learning
the basics of entertainment law and publishing deals. It’s also
crucial to get an honest, hardworking team of people around
you to look out for your interests. You can’t expect your record
label to do any of that for you.
▶▶ Read up a little on entertainment law and music publishing
basics. Check out these articles and continue to do your own
▼▼ Music Publishing Basics: An Overview
▼▼ Music Publishing Basics to Know
▶▶ Learn the System
and Make It Work For
▶▶ The Problems With
▶▶ Building Your
▶▶ The Online
▶▶ An Approach to
▶▶ Don’t Stress Over