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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the vendettas, rivalries, shakedowns, and payoffs. Chronicling the evolution of America's largest music labels... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99
In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues, country music, and rock 'n' roll. From 1916 to 1934, the company debuted such future stars as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 68.95
The Music Business and Recording Industry is a comprehensive music business textbook focused on the three income streams in the music industry: music publishing, live entertainment, and recordings. The book provides a sound foundation for understanding key issues, while presenting the latest research in the field. It covers the changes in the industry... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 14.00
On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer, a company known for its chic, cutting-edge technology -- if not necessarily for its dominant market share -- launched a product with an enticing promise: You can carry an entire music collection in your pocket. It was called the iPod. What happened next exceeded the company's wildest dreams. Over 50 million people... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
Record Label Marketing provides clear, in-depth information on corporate marketing processes, combining marketing theory with the real world "how to" practiced in marketing war rooms. This industry-defining book is clearly illustrated throughout with figures, tables, graphs, and glossaries. Record Label Marketing is essential reading for current and... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 39.99
Electronic musicians, rockers, rappers, and regular folks use Reason virtual studio software to create and self-record studio-quality music on PCs and Macs. This book shows you how to harness all the tools of this popular package to produce your own professional sound. Veteran studio engineer and professional musician Cliff Truesdell explains everything... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 26.00
For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world -- and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees.... more...
- 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...
- 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...