"The South African Music Business" 3rd edition is an indispensable, holistic guide for everyone working in or wanting to get into the South African music industries. This book was quickly recognised as a landmark work. Previous editions have been read by CEOs, famous artists, researchers, government officials and able entrepreneurs alike. Extensively revised and updated, the third edition fine tunes financial considerations and expands on the inner workings of the digital music business revolution. It digs deeper into the most advanced marketing opportunities, thorny legal issues and latest statistics. Placing emphasis on multiple music business sectors, it showcases the latest developments in the music industries, including revised legal sections. It even expands on overlooked business vehicles and career options.
You’ll also find: the new Take Note icon, which emphasises important information in the text; updated financial models for music publishers, record companies, events and artists; information on traditional works, new legislation and 360-degree contract outlines; the multiple sector structure and role-players, including new music associations; information on management of artists, recordings and collective management; new and updated case studies, tables and diagrams; examinations of copyright, contracts, trade marks and your rights; collated digital aggregators and online retailers; the latest revenue and consumer statistics; a new chapter on collective management organisations; analyses of royalties, tax and financial matters; digital and mobile technologies; career paths and development; sector supply chain additions; an exploration of marketing, promotion, events and services; and valuable summaries of all of the above.
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The book has been created with chapter tabs for easy reference.
Lectureres who order this book as a class textbook recieve a free Educator's Resource pack which contains PowerPoint slides for every chapter, exam questions, practical assignments and a letter from the author.
This is what people had to say about the first edition:
“I have a lot of respect for the legendary Jonathan Shaw. He is a true SA music supporter and making a difference. If you are involved with music, I want you to eat, drink and sleep with this book by your side... it could change your life forever!” – Barney Simon, Rock DJ & TV presenter
“Jonathan’s book has been a smash hit with my students. We all love it and find it very useful. It’s about time someone with great insight into our industry wrote it.” – Xavier Saer, lecturer, Songwriter’s Toolkit
“The book is excellent and very comprehensive. I am also very impressed with what a huge undertaking it was.... you should be able to submit it as a Phd project.” – Izan Greyling, lecturer in Television, Drama and Production Studies, Durban University of Technology
“A comprehensive journey into the mind of the SA music business, superbly written and researched by Jonathan Shaw.” – Cindy Alter, lead singer, Clout
“Jonathan, here you go again. After this second edition things will never be the same; none shall dare say that not much has been written on the SA Music Industry! Great work!” – Zuko Pokwana, MOSHITO committee member and author of AmaZizi: The Dlamini of Southern Africa.
“Jonathan Shaw taught me most of what I know about the music industry.” – Rob Rodell, singer-songwriter, winner of the Top Billing Momentum Lifestyle Music Award, author of Flip Simon the Finger.
“I bought [Shaw’s] book and love it and think it is the one resource SA musicians have been waiting for, for many years!” – John Ellis, Tree63
“If there is any musician who is serious about their craft or career, this book should definitely be part of your collection.” – Kahn Morbee, The Parlotones
“As the editor of Music Industry Online, I have to say that anyone with any interest in breaking into or at least understanding the local music industry should get themselves a copy of this book... I strongly suggest this book to anyone even remotely involved with South Africa’s music industry.” – Richard Rumney, MIO
“Where there was nothing, there is now something and the industry at every level owes thanks to Shaw for undertaking and completing this mammoth task.” – Gwen Ansell, Business Day
“Have you… read Jonathan Shaw’s The South African Music Business? This book is a must-read for anybody in the music business – especially if you’re new in the industry – and will give you a better understanding of the workings of the many intricate facets that make up the weird and wonderful world that is the SA music scene.”
“This is the only title in South Africa to comprehensively tackle all the [music] industry topics and, as such, is long overdue.” – BPM magazine
Jonathan Shaw was born in Johannesburg in 1981. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Business Economics in 2004. He has also attained a certificate in sound engineering from Inhouse Audio Training while later completing Pro Tools courses at the Academy of Sound Engineering.
Shaw is a music business entrepreneur. His first love and passion is making music and is a professional record producer who works with a multitude of artists and record labels in a freelance capacity. He runs his own recording studio called Shaw Music Studios. Music and recording have been his obsession for most of his life with guitar, bass, vocals and piano being his trusted companions in his career. He is also a music business consultant and provides business consulting to the music industry through his company Ibilion Music. He lectures a short course, Management and Marketing for the Music Industry at Wits Plus, the Centre for Part Time Studies, at the University of the Witwatersrand as well as at the Academy of Sound Engineering. He has spoken at numerous workshops and conferences, both nationally and internationally, on music business topics including Moshito, the South African music conference and exhibition.
Shaw is also one of the pioneering partners behind the Music Business Academy – a dedicated school for music business courses and workshops. He has conducted research for the Gauteng Provincial Government to inform the Gauteng Music Strategic Framework in 2009.
Shaw continues to write many articles and columns, particularly for the BPM Magazine, Muse Magazine, Music Industry Online, The Mail & Guardian and the South African Journal of Business Management.