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Contents


Selected Call Number Ranges for Music Business/Music Trade

ML 3790-3792 Music Trade
ML 3795 Music as a profession, Vocational Guides


Selected Library of Congress Subject Headings

Books

Billboard Talent & Touring International Guide 
Reference ML18 .B5 T35 2010  Check Availability
Image:MusicBusiness-billboardinternational.jpg From the publisher:
Billboard International Buyers' Guide is a must-have resource for doing business in the music industry. Now in its 51st edition, the 2010 International Buyer's Guide covers every aspect of the recording business in the U.S. and 50 countries worldwide.
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The Indie Bible: The All-In-One Resource For Recording Artists 
Reference ML12 .I55 2010  Check Availability
Image:MusicBusiness-theindiebible.jpg From the publisher:
The Indie Bible is totally dedicated to musicians and songwriters who have recorded a CD or a demo. The brand new 11th Edition of the Indie Bible contains: 4200 publications from around the world that will review your CD; 3400 radio stations from around the world will play your songs; 600 vendors and services that will help you to sell your music; 330 sites where you can upload your band's MP3 files; 500 helpful resources and sites where you can promote your band; and 52 articles that will help your career to move forward rapidly!


The Musician's Atlas 
Reference ML13 .M8753 2009  Check Availability
Image:MusicBusiness_musiciansatlas.jpg From the publisher:
This indispensable directory for music business professionals has been completely updated for 2009, with more than 15,000 U.S. and international contacts in more than 28 categories. These include club talent buyers, college and festival bookers, commercial and college radio programmers, promoters and publicists, film and TV music supervisors, distributors, marketing services, and other essential contacts.
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All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman
Reserve ML3790 .P37 2012  Check Availability
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In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called "the industry bible" and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies over the last eighteen years, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive.
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This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Business and Legal Issues of the Music Industry by William M. Krasilovsky
Reserve ML3790 .S5 2007  Check Availability
Image:MusicBusiness-thisbusinessofmusic.jpg From the publisher:
This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must for every songwriter, performer and musician, as well as required reading for every music lawyer, manager agent, producer or publisher.
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What They'll Never Tell You about the Music Business: The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (and a Few Truths) by Peter M. Thall
ML3790 .T5 2010  Check Availability
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This completely revised and expanded edition of What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference not only for aspiring songwriters, record producers, and performing artists but also for record company executives, personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys.


The Music Business and Recording Industry: Delivering Music in the 21st Century by Geoffrey P. Hull, Thomas Hutchison, Richard Strasser
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Image:Musc-business-recording.jpg From the publisher:
This is a comprehensive textbook focused on the three income streams in the music industry: music publishing, live entertainment, and recordings. The book provides a sound foundation for understanding key issues, while presenting the latest research in the field. It covers the changes in the industry brought about by the "digital" age, such as changing methods of distributing and accessing music and new approaches in marketing with the Internet and mobile applications. New developments in copyright law are also examined, along with the global and regional differences in the music business.
Music, Money, and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business by Jeffrey Brabec & Todd Brabec
ML3790 .B72 2011  Check Availability
Image:Music-money-and-success.jpg From the publisher:
Music, Money and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business is the industry bible and the ultimate guide to making money in the music business. Music is a business of money, contracts, decisions and making the most of every opportunity. To succeed - to make money - to have a career - you have to know what you are doing in both music and business. This invaluable book tells you how the business works, what you must know to succeed, and how much money you can make in films, television, video games, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, record sales, downloads and streams, advertising, ringtones and ringbacks, interactive toys and dolls, Broadway, new media, scoring contracts and synch licenses, music publishing, foreign countries and much more.

Magazines and Journals

Music Industry Periodicals

Billboard 
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Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Not the complete archives yet, but a substantial sampling of this long-lived entertainment trade pub is now online in full-scan form from below link.
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Music Trades. 
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Focused on the musical instrument industry
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Music Week by Music Week Ltd.,
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Music Week is a British magazine focused on emerging new music. Issues include deep analysis and broad profiles of the people, companies, and issues shaping the future of the music business, along with breaking news, chart reports, playlists, and an industry directory.
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Pollstar by Promoters On-line Listings
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Concert industry trade journal. Holdings include specialized annual directories such as the Talent Buyer and Concert Venue directories.
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Music Row 
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Trade journal focused on the Nashville-based music industry.
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General Business Periodicals

Bloomberg Businessweek 
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The Economist 
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U.K.-based coverage of world news, politics, economics, business, and finance.
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Forbes 
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Fortune 
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More Magazines Like These

Selected Music Business Databases


Image:EbscoLogo80.jpg Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier aims specifically at business schools and libraries, containing 2,966 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and much more. Business Source Premier contains full text from the world's top business journals and is particularly strong in both management and marketing.
Business Source Premier 90-Second Tutorial





Image:SRDS80.jpg SRDS Advertising Rates
SRDS provides current ad rates and contact information for national and local magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites. This database is limited to one user at a time. To access it, please come to the Stan Getz Library reference desk and ask a librarian to assist you.
SRDS Advertising Rates 90-Second Tutorial



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General BusinessFile ASAP
From: Gale/Infortrac
A controlled vocabulary in General BusinessFile ASAP enables precise retrieval of periodicals, newspapers, newswires, company profiles and investment reports in a single search.


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International Index to Music Periodicals
IIMP Full Text is a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

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