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  • The Business of Musicby Michael Talbot

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    Is business, for music, a regrettable necessity or a spur to creativity? Are there limits to the influence that economic factors can or should exert on the musical imagination and its product? In the eleven essays contained in this book the authors wrestle with these questions from the perspective of their chosen area of research. The range is wide:... more...

  • Tour:Smartby Martin Atkins

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    From packing the right equipment to keeping enough gas in the tank to get home, every aspect of making a successful tour with a band is addressed in this comprehensive guide. More than 100 luminaries and leading organizations from the world of touringamong them Chris Connelly, Henry Rollins, the House of Blues, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well... more...

  • Motownby Gerald Posner

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building?s entrance was adorned with... more...

  • Music Business: The Key Conceptsby Richard Strasser

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.95

    Music Business: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive guide to the terminology commonly used in the music business today. It embraces definitions from a number of relevant fields, including: general business marketing e-commerce intellectual property law economics entrepreneurship In an accessible A-Z format and fully... more...

  • The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs that Sellby Eric Beall

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 19.95

    The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs that Sell unveils the secrets to climbing the charts and reaching success in today?s ultracompetitive music industry. Eric Beall supplies his firsthand knowledge of today?s record business, as well as interviews with successful writers, producers, and executives from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, country,... more...

  • This Business of Urban Musicby James Walker

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 24.95

    The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here?s the first reference book to offer sound business and legal advice specifically tailored to these areas... more...

  • DJing For Dummiesby John Steventon

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 18.19

    How to start and build a successful career as a DJ-from at-home mixing to making demos to playing to a live crowd Whether it's a digital or vinyl track of "Proud Mary," a DJ sets the mood, amps up the excitement, and gets a crowd of revelers rockin'. Often an outsized personality, blessed with a gorgeous voice and an encyclopedic knowledge of music,... more...

  • Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Editionby Daylle Deanna Schwartz

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 21.95

    For everyone interested in starting a record label?to market new talent or to release and promote their own music?there has never been a better time to do it! Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started and ran her own label)... more...

  • The Musician's Guide to the Roadby Susan Voelz

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.95

    An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What's a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock 'n' roll are we talking here? The Musician's Guide to the Road answers all these questions and many, many, many more. Both a valuable... more...

  • Def Jam, Inc.by Stacy Gueraseva; Brett Ratner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.95

    In the early ?80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City?s urban underclass would one day become a multimillion-dollar business and one of music?s most lucrative genres. Among those few were two visionaries: Russell Simmons, a young... more...