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  • New York Rockby Steven Blush

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 18.74

    As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art forms and the city?s socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants. New York Rock breaks down the rock scene?s half-century connection to New... more...

  • Punk Rock Entrepreneurby Caroline Moore

    Microcosm Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don?t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can't afford to buy anything up front? This book is for you. Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from... more...

  • Making Money, Making Musicby David Bruenger

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Making Money, Making Music  offers tools to encourage creative and adaptive entrepreneurship in the music business. Written for the classroom and the workplace, it introduces readers to core principles and processes and shows how to apply them adaptively to new contexts, facilitating a deeper understanding of how and why things work in the music business. By... more...

  • What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Third Editionby Peter M. Thall

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 22.99

    The completely revised and expanded edition of What They?ll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference. You?ll learn: -  How many musicians have seized do-it-yourself internet opportunities to create successful business models,  -  How the royalty pie is sliced?and who gets the pieces,  -  How the fundamentals of music publishing,... more...

  • Music Commodities, Markets, and Valuesby Jayson Beaster-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon research conducted over a volatile ten-year period of... more...

  • How Bizarreby Simon Grigg

    Awa Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    A single song catapulted 26-year-old Pauly Fuemana from the mean streets of South Auckland to global fame, and more money than he'd ever dreamt of. But behind OMC's huge international hit "How Bizarre" and its singer lurked a darker story, fully told here for the first time. Throughout most of the soaring highs and shocking lows, Simon Grigg was at... more...

  • Godfather of the Music Businessby Richard Carlin

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 35.00

    The incredible story of the cofounder of Birdland, a force in jazz and pop, and one of music?s last great hustlers more...

  • Sing to Meby LA Reid

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend. Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer and record man LA Reid?the man behind artists such as Toni... more...

  • The World's Your Stageby William Baker; Warren C. Gibson; Evan Leatherwood

    AMACOM 2016; US$ 14.95

    Today?s performers need to hone their entrepreneurial skills and create their own careers. Inspired by the celebrated Juilliard course, The World?s Your Stage explains the business side of the performing arts. Keep your dream alive, but keep a clear eye on the facts. With planning and work, you can make a living doing what you love?you just need to... more...

  • Music and Capitalismby Timothy D. Taylor

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    iTunes. Spotify. Pandora. With these brief words one can map the landscape of music today, but these aren?t musicians, songs, or anything else actually musical?they are products and brands. In this book, Timothy D. Taylor explores just how pervasively capitalism has shaped music over the last few decades. Examining changes in the production, distribution,... more...