Packed with case studies, this book:
• Takes the reader on a journey from Glastonbury and the X-Factor to house concerts and crowd-funded releases;
• Demystifies management, publishing and recording contracts, and the world of copyright, intellectual property and music piracy;
• Explains how digital technologies have changed almost all aspects of music making, performing, promotion and consumption;
• Explores all levels of the music industries, from micro-independent businesses to corporate conglomerates;
• Enables students to meet the challenge of the transforming music industries.
This is the must-have primer for understanding and getting ahead in the music industries. It is essential reading for students of popular music in media studies, sociology and musicology.
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