About Moses Avalon (OLD)

Moses Avalon (a pseudonym) is currently a top selling author of music business books and education tools in the US music industry. He is also an artists’ rights activist.

Mr. Avalon began his career by producing and engineering records for several major and independent record labels and under several different names. His combined work with Grammy award winning recording artists has earned him five RIAA Platinum record awards. His sound track compositions have been used in films that have won outstanding achievement awards at Cannes, The New York Expo and WorldFest.

In 1997 Mr. Avalon noticed that all the “how to” books on the music industry were written by attorneys, and not accessible to musicians. He took the opposite approach.

With the release of his first book, Confessions of a Record Producer: How To Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business in September in 1998, sales have exceeded expectations. Confessions is currently on its 10th anniversary printing and is a top selling non-fiction book on the music industry. It is also featured as part of the music business curriculum in over 20 colleges. (UCLA, Loyola Law School and NYU)

In the fall of 2001, Mr. Avalon released a follow up book, Secrets of a Negotiating a Record Contract: The Musician’s Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Sneaky Lawyer Tricks.

Mr. Avalon was the first non-attorney to lecture the ins and outs of recording contracts at the Chicago Bar, and both the Los Angeles and Florida Continuing Legal Education (CLE) groups. He has been a featured guest in over 50 national radio interviews and his newsletter, Moses Supposes, which features informed editorials on the inner workings of the music business, reaches over 3500 subscribers, and, through syndication, over 50,000 readers.

He has created a coveted industry workshop for artists, producers, managers small labels owners and awards 13.5 CLE credits to attorneys.

In the past few years, Attorney Generals in New Jersey and California, as well as the Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee on Record Industry Accounting Practices, have used Mr. Avalon as a noted consultant.

He is an active lecturer around the world, the CEO of The Moses Avalon Company (MAC) and writes books about the music industry as well as other topics.