John P. Kellogg, Esq. offers an insightful look into the music industry in his latest book, Take Care of Your Music Business, Second Edition. Kellogg, who has been working in the industry for a number of years, is an expert in entertainment law. Take Care of Your Music Business, Second Edition is not only helpful for musicians trying to secure their future, but to industry professionals as well; as Kellogg covers a wide range of topics. This has quickly proven itself to be one of the most informative books on the industry I have read in the past several years. One key element that drew me in immediately is that the book also went in depth about the digital age which is very important in 2015; no artist can live without it.
An all around learning experience, Kellogg takes the time to describe in intricate detail record label contracts, royalties, the digital age, and more. His willingness to share his knowledge shines through every page, bringing to the table a well-rounded world of information that covers every angle possible.
Kellogg is a music industry veteran, who not only serves as an entertainment lawyer. He is also the assistant chair of music business at the prestigious Berklee College of Music as well as a former vocalist in the legendary group, Cameo. He holds several accolades including being named on Ebony magazine’s Power 150 list of African-American Organization Leaders, and being inducted into the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer’s Association Hall of Fame.
His personal life experiences make it smooth and easy to communicate with all industry types, without the tricky lingo. His chapter on the “360 Business Model,” is a main target in the book, as he goes to great lengths to break down a record contract; so you get the best part of the deal. Copyrights, ownerships, and royalties also come into play, to detail what an artist should look for before signing.
Take Care of Your Music Business, Second Edition is an extremely useful tool that will help aide artists and music professionals throughout their career. The knowledge that Kellogg offers is timeless, true to form, and a must have for the current industry structure.
Take Care of Your Music Business, Second Edition is a phenomenal book that will guide the career of artists and industry folks alike, at any stage of their career. This is well worth the read!