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  • The Life and Death of Classical Musicby Norman Lebrecht

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world?s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso?s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan. Lebrecht compellingly demonstrates... more...

  • Indie Rock 101by Richard Turgeon

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Indie Rock 101 is a clear, concise, all-in-one primer for beginning to mid-level musicians looking for the essential fundamentals behind running, recording and promoting their band. It's all the basics that can take years to collate from more specialized or technical books, magazines and websites-and it's written by a real independent musician. *... more...

  • Rippedby Greg Kot

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00

    A decade ago the vast majority of mainstream music was funneled through a handful of media conglomerates. Now, more people are listening to more music from a greater variety of sources than at any time in history. And big corporations such as Viacom, Clear Channel, and Sony are no longer the sole gatekeepers and distributors, their monopoly busted... more...

  • Pop Idols and Piratesby Dr Charles Fairchild; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by many as central to the survival of the central mediators in the consumption of popular music.... more...

  • As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertisingby Dr Bethany Klein; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    The use of popular music in advertising represents one of the most pervasive mergers of cultural and commercial objectives in the modern age. Steady public response to popular music in television commercials, ranging from the celebratory to the outraged, highlights both unresolved tensions around such partnerships and the need to unpack the complex... more...

  • Record Label Marketingby Tom Hutchison; Paul Allen; Amy Macy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Record Label Marketing offers a comprehensive look at the inner workings of record labels, showing how the record labels connect commercial music with consumers. In the current climate of selling music through both traditional channels and new media, authors Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen and Amy Macy carefully explain the components of the contemporary... more...

  • Peer to Peer and the Music Industryby Matthew David

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 42.00

    Combining inter-disciplinary resources from sociology, history, communication and media studies and cultural studies, Matthew David unpacks the economics, psychology and philosophy of file-sharing. more...

  • This Business of Concert Promotion and Touringby Ray D. Waddell; Rich Barnet; Jake Berry

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 24.95

    The only book that looks at the business of concert promotion. Concerts are part art, part party?and a big part business. This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring is the first to focus on that all-important business aspect, from creating a show, to selling a show, to organizing the show, to staging the show. Working with venues, personnel,... more...

  • This Business of Artist Managementby Xavier M. Jr Frascogna; H. Lee Hetherington

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 24.95

    This authoritative reference on artist management in the music industry is the standard for all phases of managing a musician's career from both the artist's and manager's point of view. This substantially updated edition covers the major changes that have transformed the business world and music industry over the past six years. Particular emphasis... more...

  • Recording Industryby Don Rauf

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    The recording industry has experienced dramatic changes in recent years as music lovers have made the switch from listening to music on CDs to downloading music online for MP3 players and other devices. As much as things have changed, some have stayed the same, and the industry still needs people who can find and recognize new talent, produce top quality... more...