M. William Krasilovsky is an attorney specializing in music and copyright issues. Educated at Cornell University and Cornell Law School, he has been a trustee of the Copyright Society of America and has served as music counsel to Warner Music and special music counsel to the United Nations and UNICEF. As an adjunct professor at New York University and the State University of New York, Mr. Krasilovsky has taught courses on the music business and on ethical issues important to the entertainment industry. He is a contributor to Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and to legal and entertainment journals, and has lectured at universities and bar associations across the country. The work of co-author Sidney Shemel, who died in 1994, was of inestimable value in preparing the first six editions of this book and is still very much a part of the present text. Mr. Shemel (B.A., Columbia College; LL.D., Columbia Law School) was Vice President-Music of MGM-UA and Vice President and legal counsel to the United Artists Corporation's record companies and its domestic and international music publishing subsidiaries. John M. Gross is an attorney in New York City with a general entertainment practice and a specialty in music law. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Gross served as Vice President and General Counsel of the Entertainment Division of Commonwealth United Corp. and later became a partner in the law firm of Arrow, Edelstein and Gross, P.C.Krasilovsky, M. William is the author of 'This Business of Music The Definitive Guide to the Music Industry', published 2003 under ISBN 9780823077281 and ISBN 0823077284.