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Business Aspects

  • All You Need to Know About the Music Businessby Donald S. Passman

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 32.00 US$ 22.50

    The definitive, essential guide to the music industry, now in its eighth edition?revised and updated with crucial information on the industry?s major changes in response to rapid technological advances and economic uncertainty. The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business from top... more...

  • Concepts of Music and Copyrightby Andreas Rahmatian

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Copyright specialists have often focused on the exploitation of copyright of music and on infringement, but not on the question of how copyright conceptualises music. This highly topical volume brings together specialists in music, musicology and copyright law, providing a genuinely interdisciplinary research approach. It compares and contrasts the... more...

  • Popular Music Industries and the Stateby Shane Homan; Martin Cloonan; Jennifer Cattermole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume studies the relationships between government and the popular music industries, comparing three Anglophone nations: Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. At a time when issues of globalization and locality are seldom out of the news, musicians, fans, governments, and industries are forced to reconsider older certainties about popular music... more...

  • The Song Machineby John Seabrook

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    One night in the early 1990s, a young Swedish music producer put a demo tape into the cassette deck of his Nissan Micra to listen to on his drive home. Before he got there, Denniz PoP knew he wasn?t interested in producing the band, a bunch of unknowns called Ace of Base. But when he tried to remove the tape, it wouldn?t come out, and no amount of... more...

  • Understanding the Music Businessby Richard Weissman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 81.95

    Understanding the Music Business offers students a current overview of the music business. Going beyond what most music business texts offer, Weismann delivers a contemporary approach that addresses the unanswered questions for today's music students, such as, "Is it really possible to make a living as musician?" Understanding the Music Business covers... more...

  • Music Lawby Richard Stim

    NOLO 2015; US$ 39.99

    You're more likely to have a successful career in the music business if you can understand and negotiate music business contracts and copyrights. This best-selling book explains how to do that in plain English.This is the all-purpose music business book that explains how to find the right manager, buy, insure and maintain equipment, get gigs and get... more...

  • Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainmentby Steven C. Beer; Kathryne Badura

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In today?s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child?s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent?s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their... more...

  • Beyond the Beatby Daniel B. Cornfield

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists?those visionaries who create... more...

  • Selling Digital Music, Formatting Cultureby Jeremy Wade Morris

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Selling Digital Music, Formatting Culture documents the transition of recorded music on CDs to music as digital files on computers. More than two decades after the first digital music files began circulating in online archives and playing through new software media players, we have yet to fully internalize the cultural and aesthetic consequences... more...

  • Undergroundby Daniel Makagon

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies, and why these networks matter. He shows that no matter who you are, organizing, playing, and/or attending a DIY... more...