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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 25.95
Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes: a definition of the blues and the major genres within it key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 17.00
The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry?from an author who?s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99
In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own , performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.95
Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generate over thirty different royalty streams,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
While many dream of a career as a singer/songwriter, few know how to go about getting bookings, copywrighting and protecting their songs, making promotional recordings, getting radio and print coverage and negotiating contracts for appearances. This book covers all of these topics and more, aimed at everyone from the absolute beginner to the more... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 18.99
Dick Weissman has written sixteen published books about music and the music business, and over forty instructional music folios on guitar, banjo and songwriting. His co-authored book, The Folk Music Sourcebook, won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Music Critics Award. His recent book, Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00
Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppression, sadness, and love, topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
For everyone in the music industry?record labels, managers, music publishers, and the performers themselves?it is important to understand the world music marketplace and how it functions. Yet remarkably little has been written about the music business outside of the U.S. The Global Music Industry: Three Perspectives gives a concise overview of... more...