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  • Appetite for Self-Destructionby Steve Knopper

    Free Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Rippedby Greg Kot

    Scribner 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Perfect Thingby Steven Levy

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Audio Recording for Profitby Chris Stone; David Goggin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    This book is the first real inside look at the business of professional audio recording, which fuels a multibillion dollar global music industry. Industry pioneer Chris Stone, founder of the legendary Record Plant, provides hard-earned business strategies, guidelines, and advice on every aspect of launching and managing a professional audio recording... more...

  • Spoken Wordby Jacob Smith

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    From the 1940s to the 1970s, the phonograph industry experienced phenomenal growth, both in sales and in cultural influence. Along with hugely popular music recordings, spoken word LPs served a multitude of functions and assumed an important place in the American home. In this book, Jacob Smith surveys a diverse range of spoken word genres—including... more...

  • Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industryby Peter Tschmuck

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 155.29

    Why did jazz become a dominant popular music genre in the 1920s and rock 'n' roll in the 1950s? Why did heavy metal, punk rock and hiphop find their way from sub-cultures to the established music industry? What are the effects of new communication technologies and the Internet on the creation of music in the early 21st century? These and other questions... more...

  • Rock and Roll Fantasy?by Ronnie Phillips

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 51.36

    We are in an era where developments in both technology and musical style have coalesced to produce the greatest period of change in the music industry since the invention of recorded sound.  Globalization, the Internet, and digital technology are now opening up possibilities for more artists to be innovative and financially successful. But new music... more...

  • Musik und Werbungby Pinie Wang

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 30.10

    ​​​Zwischen den 1920er und 1950er Jahren waren die Tabakhersteller in den USA für den musikalischen Inhalt in den wichtigsten Medien verantwortlich. Ihre Werbeagenturen machten nicht nur Reklame, sie waren zudem Booker und Programmverantwortliche. Sie machten Jazz und Swing salonfähig, Sänger zu Popstars und entwickelten die allererste Chartshow. Die... more...

  • The Global Jukeboxby Robert Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Popular music is with us constantly. It is part of our everyday enviroment and in global terms it is now perhaps the most universal means of communication. The Global Jukebox is the first comprehensive study of the international music industry at a time of great change, as the entertainment industry acknowledges its ever growing global audience.... more...

  • Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industryby Peter Tschmuck

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 119.45

    When my Habilitation (the tenure research document for my professorship) was published for the first time by StudienVerlag in 2003, I did not expect that a scientific study such as this would reach such a large readership in the Germ- speaking world. However, public discussion at that time was coincidentally focused on the structural break within the... more...