Montclair, NJ (April 27, 2016)—Backbeat Books has announced the release of the fifth edition of Confessions of a Record Producer by Moses Avalon.
For more than 15 years, Confessions of a Record Producer has exposed the inner workings of the music business and empowered artists to protect their interests. With inside knowledge and hard numbers, Avalon reveals how the industry functions (or dysfunctions), showing what artists actually make from their “hits” and how producers, labels, managers and even the artists' own lawyers conspire to rip them off.
According to Backbeat, this is the only music business trade book that intimately analyzes the differences between ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, compares different types of record deals using real-world math and dollar figures, speaks critically about relationships between big industry entities and how they can hurt artists, and gives the reasoning behind major industry trends and decisions, particularly recent deals with download and streaming entities.
Since the first edition's release in 1998, Confessions has grown from an underground favorite to a widely read staple, evolving along the way to address internet-age realities and the pitfalls coming with rapidly changing technologies, according to Backbeat. This new, fifth edition tackles the complexities of music streaming and how the diminishing revenue it provides is becoming the new normal for an industry that has shrunk by half in less than two decades.