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Don Passman on the Difference between Artist Royalties and Mechanical Royalties

Donald Passman is one of America’s foremost entertainment lawyers and author of All You Need to Know About the Music Business, widely considered to be the single most essential and influential book ever written about how the music industry works. A partner with the Los Angeles, CA-based firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Passman has negotiated some of the most lucrative deals in history for artists such as Janet Jackson and R.E.M, and is an in-demand speaker, lecturer, and educator on music business topics.

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Don Passman is an entertainment lawyer and the author of All You Need to Know About the Music Industry. He explains the two distinct rights associated with a recorded work; the artist royalty and the mechanical license.

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September 2006
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