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Adams, Ramsay. Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, & New Media (New York : Schirmer Trade Books : Exclusive distributor, Music Sales Corp., c2005).
Alderman, John. Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3, and the New Pioneers of Music (Cambridge, MA : Perseus Pub., c2001); Contents; Description
Allen, Paul. Artist Management for the Music Business (Boston: Elsevier/Focal Press, 2011).
Althouse, Jay. Copyright, the Complete Guide for Music Educators (East Stroudsburg, PA: Music in Action, 1984).
Anderson, Bill. I Hope You're Living As High On The Hog As The Pig You Turned Out To Be (Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1993).
Anderson, Chris. Free: The Future of a Radical Price (New York: Hyperion, 2009).
Anderson, Sheila E. How to Grow as a Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed (New York: Allworth Press, 2005).
Appleby, Amy and Peter Pickow. The Songwriter's Companion: A Quick Reference to the Basic Terms and Concepts of Songcraft (New York: Amsco Publications, 1992).
ASCAP. ASCAP the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP, 2003).
Aten, Jane (edited by). String Teaching in America: Strategies for a Diverse Society (Fairfax, Va.: American String Teachers Association, 2006); Contents
Avalon, Moses. Confessions of a Record Producer: How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business (San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2002).
Avalon, Moses. Million Dollar Mistakes: Steering Your Music Career Clear of Lies, Cons, Catastrophes, and Landmines (San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2005).
Avalon, Moses. Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract: The Musician's Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Sneaky Lawyer Tricks (San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2001).
Baine, Celeste. The Musical Engineer: A Music Enthusiast's Guide to Careers in Engineering and Technology (Springfield: Engineering Education Service Center, 2007); Contents
Baker, Bob. 101 Ways to Make Money Right Now in the Music Business (San Diego, CA: RockPress Publishing, 1993).
Baker, Bob. Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook (St. Louis, MO: Spotlight Publications, 1996).
Ballou, Glen (ed.). Handbook for Sound Engineers, 4th Edition (Niagra Falls, NY: Music Books Plus, 2008).
Ballou, Glen (ed.). Handbook For Sound Engineers: The New Audio Cyclopedia (Boston, MA: Focal Press, 1998).
Baragary, Ray. The Billboard Guide to Home Recording (New York: Billboard Books, 1996).
Battino, David, Kelli Richards and Stewart Copeland. The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets (San Francisco: Backbeat Books 2004).
Beall, Eric. The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs That Sell: How to Create Hits in Today’s Music Industry (New York: Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Pub., 2009).
Beall, Eric. Making Music Make Money: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming Your Own Music Publisher (Boston, MA : Berklee Press ; Milwaukee, Wis.: Distributed by Hal Leonard, c2004).
Beeching, Angela Myles. Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
Bell, Vince. One Man’s Music: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell (Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2009).
Bennett, Dawn Elizabeth. Understanding the Classical Music Profession: The Past, the Present and Strategies for the Future (Burlington: Ashgate, 2008); Contents
Black, Sharon. The Gigs Handbook: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Professionally (Benny Pub., 2000).
Blume, Jason. 6 steps to Songwriting Success: The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs (New York: Billboard Books, 2004).
Bond, Sherry (ed.). The Songwriter's and Musician's Guide to Nashville (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2004); Contents
Bordowitz, Hank. Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business: Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2006); Contents; Description
Bowen, Jimmy and Jim Jerome. Rough Mix: An Unapologetic Look at the Music Business and How It Got That Way: A Lifetime in the World of Rock, Pop, and Country, As Told By One of the Industry's Most Powerful Players (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997).
Brabec, Jeffrey and Todd Brabec. Music, Money, and Success: The Insider's Guide to the Music Industry (New York: Schirmer Books, 2008).
Broadcast Music, Inc. (ed.) Songwriters and Copyright: Questions and Answers (New York: BMI, 1987).
Budnick, Dean and Josh Baron. Ticket Masters : The Rise Of The Concert Industry And How The Public Got Scalped (New York : Plume, 2012)
Burgess, Richard James. The Art of Record Production (New York: Omnibus, 1997).
Buskin, Richard. Inside Tracks: A First-Hand History of Popular Music from the World's Greatest Record Producers and Engineers (New York: Spike, 1999).
Butler, Mimi. The Complete Guide to Running a Private Music Studio (Haddonfield, NJ: Butler Publishing, 2000)
Buttwinick, Marty. How to Make a Living as a Musician So You Never Have to Have a Day Job Again! (Glendale, CA: Sonata Publishing, 1993).
Cann, Simon. Building a Successful 21st Century Music Career (Boston: Thomson Course Technology, 2007).
Carter, Robert R. Jr. Song Rights: Legal Aspects of Songwriting (Austin, TX: Morgan Printing, 1996).
Churchill, Sharal. The Indie Guidebook to Music Supervision For Films (Los Angeles, CA: Filmic Press, 2000).
Claire, Rodger W. (ed). Entertainment 101: An Industry Primer (Beverly Hills, CA: Pomegranate Press, 1999).
Clevo, Jim and Eric Olsen. Networking in the Music Industry (San Diego, CA: RockPress Publishing, 1993).
Cohen, Randy. Ticket To The Limit: How Passion and Performance Can Transform Your Life And Your Business Into An Amazing Adventure (Austin, Emerald Book Company, 2010)
Colbeck, Francoise. Exploring Sound Reinforcement DVD: A Practical Guide to Understanding PA Systems, Applications, and Operation (Buena Park, CA: Yamaha Professional Audio, 2007).
Colbert, François, et al. Marketing Culture and the Arts (Montreal : Morin, c1994).
Collingwood, Donna (ed.). The Songwriter’s Market Guide to Song & Demo Submission Formats (Cleveland, OH: Writers Digest Books, 1994).
Collins, Mike. Choosing and Using Audio and Music Software (San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2004).
Condon, Nadine. Hot Hits, Cheap Demos: The Real-World Guide to Music Business Success (San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books, 2006).
Cooper, Colin. Did They Like Me?: An A-Z Guide for Young Guitarists and Other Performers (Saint-Nicolas: Doberman-Yppan, 2008).
Copeland, Ian. Wild Thing: The Backstage, On the Road, In the Studio, Off the Charts Memoirs of Ian Copeland (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995).
Cornyn, Stan and Paul Scanlon. Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group (New York: Harper Entertainment, 2002); Description
Crane, Larry (ed.). Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording (Los Angeles: Feral House, 2001).
Curran, Mark W. Sell Your Music: How To Profitably Sell Your Own Recordings Online (Simi Valley, CA: NMD Books, 2001).
Cusic, Don. Music in the Market (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1996).
Daley, Dan. Nashville's Unwritten Rules: Inside the Business of Country Music (Woodstock: Overlook Press, 1998).
Dannen, Fredric. Hit Men: Power Brokers And Fast Money Inside The Music Business (New York: Vintage Books, 1991); Description
Davis, Gary. Sound Reinforcement Handbook (Milwaukee, WS: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1990).
Davis, Rick. Get Media Airplay: A Guide to Getting Song Exposure, Music/Product Tie-ins, and Radio-Play Spins (New York Hal Leonard, 2006).
Davison, Marc and Dan Weinstein (Illustrator). All Area Access: Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians (Milwaukee, WS: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1997).
Dawes, John with Tim Sweeney. The Complete Guide to Internet Promotion for Artists, Musicians, & Songwriters (Temecula, CA: Tim Sweeney & Associates, 2000).
Dawson, Mary. How to Get Somewhere in the Music Business from Nowhere with Nothing (Dallas, TX: CQK Books, 2007).
De Santis, Jayce. How To Run a Recording Session (Emeryville, CA: Mix Books, 1997).
Denisoff, R. Serge. Tarnished Gold: The Record Industry Revisited (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1986).
Dorf, Michael Ethan and Robert Appel (eds.). Gigging: The Musician's Underground Touring Directory (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1989).
Eliot, Marc. Rockonomics: The Money Behind The Music (New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1993; revised edition).
Facts on File. Careers In Focus: Music (New York: Ferguson, 2009).
Farr, Jory. Moguls and Madmen: The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994).
Fera, Rhonda and Vito Fera (eds.). The National Directory of Independent Record Distributors Music (Longwood, FL: NSP Publications, 1998; third edition).
Fera, Rhonda and Vito Fera (eds.). Radio Stations Of America (Longwood, FL: Network Sound, Inc., 1999).
Fera, Rhonda and Vito Fera (eds.). Copyrights: A Guide for The Music Industry (Longwood, FL: Network Sound, Inc., 2000).
Field, Shelly. Career Opportunities in the Music Industry (New York: Facts on File, 2010).
Field, Shelly. Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in the Music Industry (New York: Ferguson, 2008); Contents
Field, Shelly. Career Opportunities in the Music Industry (New York: Ferguson, 2010).
Fink, Michael. Inside the Music Business: Creativity, Process, and Business (New York: Schirmer Books, 1996; second edition).
Fisher, Jeffrey P. How to Make Money Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles (Emeryville, CA: Mix Books, 1997).
Fisher, Jeffrey P. Moneymaking Music: Your Complete Guide to Making, Keeping, Protecting, and Growing Your Music-Success Fortune (Vallejo, CA: ProMusic Press, 2003); Description
Foege, Alex. Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio (New York: Faber and Faber, 2008); Contents; Description
Forlenza, Jeff and Terri Stone, (eds.). Sound for Picture: An Inside Look at Audio Production for Film and Television (Emeryville, CA: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 1993).
Frank, Jay. Futurehit.DNA: How the Digital Revolution Is Changing Top 10 Songs (Nashville, TN: Futurehit, Inc., 2009).
Frascogna, Xavier M., Jr., and H. Lee Hetherington. This Business of Artist Management (New York: Billboard Books, 2004).
Friddle, Sue. Anyone's Songwriting Guide to Copyright Protection and Song-pitching by Mail (Charlotte, TN: Sue Friddle, 1989).
Frith, Simon. Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure, and the Politics of Rock 'n' Roll (New York: Pantheon Books, 1981).
Gallagher, Mitch and Jim Mandell. The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management (Boston: Thomson Course Technology, 2006); Contents; Description
Galper, Hal. The Touring Musician: A Small-Business Approach to Booking Your Band on the Road (New York: Billboard Books, 2000).
Garland, Trudi Hammel and Charity Vaughan Kahn. Math and Music: Harmonious Connections (Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications, 1995).
Gelfand, Michael. Strategies for Success: Self-Promotion Secrets For Musicians (New York: Schirmer Trade Books 2005); Contents
Gerardi, Robert. Opportunities in Music Careers Opportunities in Music Careers (Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2002); Description
Gibson, James R. How You Can Make $30,000 A Year As A Musician--Without A Record Contract (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1986).
Gibson, James R. How to Make More in Music: A Freelance Guide (Atlanta, GA: Workbooks Press, 1984).
Gilleylen, Samuel D. In the Right Direction: A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Record Label (Memphis: Future Mix Publications, 2002).
Gillett, Charlie. Making Tracks; Atlantic Records and the Growth of a Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974).
Gillette, Steve. Songwriting and the Creative Process: Suggestions and Starting Points for Songwriters (Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out!, 1995); Description
Glatt, John. Rage & Roll: Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1993).
Goldberg, Danny. Bumping Into Geniuses: Inside the Rock and Roll Business (New York, NY: Gotham Books, 2008); Contents
Goldberg, Justin. The Ultimate Survival Guide to the New Music Industry: Handbook For Hell (Los Angeles, CA: Lone Eagle Publishing, 2003)
Goldstein, Jeri. How to Be Your Own Booking Agent and Save Thousands of Dollars: A Performing Artist's Guide to a Successful Touring Career (Charlottesville, VA: The New Music Times, Inc., 1998).
Goldstein, Jeri. The Tiny Guide To Huge Success: 100 Biz Boosting Hot Tips to Ignite Your Performing Career (Volume 1) (Charlottesville, VA: The New Music Times, Inc., 1998).
Goldstein, Paul. Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox (New York: Hill and Wang, 2003); Contents
Goodman, David. Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory (Nashville, TN: Dowling Press, 1999).
Goodman, Fred. Fortune’s Fool: Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis (New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010).
Goodman, Fred ; The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock on Commerce (New York: Times Books, 1998); Description; Text
Goodrich, Kathlene. Getting it Right from the Start: A Guide to Beginning and Enriching a Successful String Orchestra Program (American String Teachers Association: National School Orchestra Association 2000).
Grierson, Don and Dan Kimpel. It All Begins With the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business (Boston: Course Technology, 2009).
Gubernick, Lisa Rebecca. Get Hot or Go Home: Trisha Yearwood, the Making of a Nashville Star (New York: W. Morrow, 1993).
Guider, Elizabeth (ed.). The Hollywood Creative Directory (Los Angeles, CA: Nielson Business Media, 2009; 66th edition).
Halloran, Mark (ed.). The Musician's Business and Legal Guide (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000; revised edition).
Hanes, Wendell. The 30-30 Career: Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! (Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2008).
Hardy, Phil and Dave Laing. The European Music Business: Markets and Players (London: Financial Times Telecoms and Media Publishing, 1995).
Hansen, Dee. Handbook for Music Supervision (Reston, Va.: MENC, National Association for Music Education, c2002).
Haring, Bruce. Beyond the Charts : MP3 and the Digital Music Revolution (Los Angeles, CA : JM Northern Media LLC, c2000).
Haring, Bruce. How Not to Destroy Your Career in Music: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Musicians Make (Los Angeles: Lone Eagle Pub 2005).
Haring, Bruce. Off the Charts: Ruthless Days and Reckless Nights Inside the Music Industry (New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1996).
Hatschek, Keith, Kristen Schilo and Susan Gedutis, How to Get a Job in the Music and Recording Industry (Boston, MA: Berklee Press 2001).
Henderson, William McCranor. Running Your Rock Band: Rehearsing, Financing, Touring, Succeeding (New York: Schirmer Books, 1996).
Heylin, Clinton. Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996).
Highstein, Ellen. Making Music in Looking Glass Land: A Guide to Business and Survival Skills for the Classical Performer (New York: Concert Artist Guild, 1997).
Hinton, Kerry. Cool Careers Without College for Music Lovers (New York: Rosen Pub Group 2007).
Hofstadter, Douglas R. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, 20th Anniversary Edition (New York: Basic Books; 1999); Description
Holzman, Keith. The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company (Los Angeles, CA: Solutions Unlimited, 2007).
Hustwit, Gary. Getting Radio Airplay (San Diego, CA: Rockpress International, 1992.).
Hustwit, Gary. Releasing An Independent Record (San Diego, CA: Rockpress International, 1995; revised, fifth edition).
Hutchison, Macy, Allen. Record Label Marketing (Oxford, UK: Focal Press 2010).
Hyatt, Ariel. Music Success in Nine Weeks. (Ariel Publicity, 2009).
Hyatt, Ariel. Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter. (eBook).
Jackson, Randy and K. C. Baker. What's Up Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business (New York: Hyperion, 2003).
Jacobs, Greg. Hell on Wheels: The Tour Stories Compilation (San Diego, CA: RockPress Publishing, 1994).
Jacobs, Ron. KHJ: Inside Boss Radio (Stafford, TX: Zapoleon, 2002).
James, Tommy with Martin Fitzpatrick. Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & the Shondells (New York, NY: Scribner, 2010); Description; Text
Jenkins, Willard V., Jr., Dawn Renee Jones and Paul Baker. Presenting Jazz Successfully, Vol. 1 (Minneapolis, MN: Arts Midwest, 1994).
Jenkins, Willard V., Jr. A Musician's Guide To Increasing Performance Opportunities (Minneapolis, MN: Arts Midwest, 1986).
Kahn, Ashley. The House that Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records (New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006).
Kalmar, Veronika. Label Launch: A Guide to Independent Record Recording, Promotion, and Distribution (New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2002); Description
Karmen, Steve. Through The Jingle Jungle: The Art and Business of Making Music for Commercials (New York: Billboard Books, 1989).
Kashif. Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry (Venice, CA: Brooklyn Boy Books, 1996); Contents
Kimpel, Dan. Networking in the Music Business (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1993).
Klavens, Kent J. Protecting Your Songs And Yourself: The Songwriter's Legal Guide (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1989).
Knab, Christopher. Music is Your Business: The Musician’s FourFront Strategy for Success (Seattle, WA: FourFront Media & Music, 2007).
Knoedelseder, William. Stiffed: A True Story Of MCA, The Music Business And The Mafia (New York: HarperCollins, 1999).
Knopper, Steve. Appetite for Self-Destruction : The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age (New York : Free Press, 2009); Contents; Description; Text
Kohn, Al and Bob. Kohn on Music Licensing (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Aspen Law & Business, 2010; revised edition of The Art of Music Licensing).
Kompanek, Sonny. From Score to Screen: Sequencers, Scores, & Second Thoughts: The New Film Scoring Process (New York: Schirmer Trade Books 2004).
Kotler, Philip and Joanne Scheff. Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing Arts (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1997).
Kraft, James P. Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996); Description
Krasilovsky, M. William. This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Music Industry (New York: Billboard Books, 2003); Description
Krongard, Ken and Evan Sanchez. Inside A&R: The Musicians Guide to Pursuing a Major Label Record Deal (New York: K-Squared Entertainment, 2001).
Kusic, David and Gerd Leonhard. The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Revolution (Boston: Berklee Press, 2005); Contents
Leamer, Laurence. Three Chords and the Truth: Hope and Heartbreak and the Changing Fortunes of Nashville (New York: HarperCollins, 1997).
Lebrecht, Norman. Discord: Conflict and the Making of Music (New York: Universe Books, 1983).
Lebrecht, Norman. The Life and Death of Classical Music: Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made (New York : Anchor Books, 2007); Text; Description
Lebrecht, Norman. The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1991).
Lebrecht, Norman. Who Killed Classical Music? Maestros, Managers, and Corporate Politics (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publications Group, 1997).
Leonhard, Gerd. The Future of Media Beyond Control (MediaFuturist.com, 2008).
Leonhard, Gerd. Music2.0 (MediaFuturist.com, 2008).
Levine, Mike. How to Be a Working Musician: A Practical Guide to Earning Money in the Music Business (New York: Billboard Books, 1997).
Levine, Michael. The Music Address Book: How to Reach Anyone Who's Anyone in Music (New York: HarperPerennial, 1994; second edition).
Liggett, Mark and Cathy Liggett. The Complete Handbook of Songwriting: An Insider's Guide to Making It in the Music Industry (New York: Plume, 1993; second edition).
Lineberger, Kathryn. The Rock Band Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Get a Band Together and Take it on the Road (New York: Berkley Pub. Group, 1996).
Luboff, Pat and Pete Luboff. 88 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them: Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1992).
Mandell, Jim and Mitch Gallagher. The Studio Business Book: a Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management (Boston, MA : Thomson Course Technology PTR, c2006; third edition); Description; Contents
Marcone, Stephen. Managing your Band: Artist Management : The Ultimate Responsibility (Wayne, NJ : HiMarks Pub. ; Milwaukee, WI : Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard, c2006, fourth edition); Contents
auf der Maur, Raul and Marc Jacobson. Music Unleashed: Legal Implications of Mobile Music Distribution: Reports Presented at the Meeting of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (Apeldoorn, Netherlands: Maklu Publishers, 2003).
Mason, Matt. The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism (New York: Free Press; Reprint edition 2009).
Massey, Howard. Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits (San Francisco, CA: Miller Freeman Books, 2000).
Mixerman. The Daily Adventures of Mixerman (New York: Backbeat Books, 2009).
Molenda, Michael. (ed.). Making The Ultimate Demo (Emeryville, CA: EMBooks, 1993).
Monroe, James C. and Robert A. Kates (Illustrator). Art Of The Event: Complete Guide To Designing And Decorating Special Events (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons 2006); Description; Contents
Moon, Gilli. Just Get Out There: Achieving abundance, self-empowerment and professional success as an Artist entrepreneur. (Self-published, 2011).
Moore, Ezina. Book Your Own Damn Tour! (Malibu, CA: Fahrenheit Entertainment, Inc., 2007).
Moroniak, Steve. Copyright and Song Protection (Rolling Meadows, IL: S.P. Moroniak/Reel Productions, 1989).
Muench, Teri and Susan Pomerantz. Attn, A&R: A Step-By-Step Guide Into The Recording Industry (Los Angeles, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., 1988).
Muller, Peter. The Music Business--A Legal Perspective: Music and Live Performances (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1994).
Naggar, David. The Music Business (Explained in Plain English): What Every Artist and Songwriter Should Know To Avoid Getting Ripped Off! (San Francisco, CA: DaJé, 2010; third edition).
Nelson, Karen R. A Jazz Education Primer (Minneapolis, MN: Arts Midwest, 1990).
Nelson, Karen R. A Musician's Guide to Making a Recording (Minneapolis, MN: Arts Midwest, 1991).
Nevue, David. How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet: The Musician's Guide to Effective Music Promotion on the Internet (Eugene, OR: Midnight Rain Productions, 2000).
Nichols, Travis. Punk Rock Etiquette: The Ultimate How-to Guide for DIY, Punk, Indie, and Underground Bands (New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2008); Contents; Description
Nisbett, Alec. The Sound Studio: Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording (Boston, MA: Focal Point, 2003; seventh edition); Description; Contents
Oliver, Paul. Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues (New York: Basic Books, 2009).
Olsen, Eric. The Encyclopedia of Record Producers ( New York: Billboard Books, 1999).
Oliver, Richard W. Hip-Hop, Inc.: Success Strategies of the Rap Moguls (New York, NY : Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006); Description
Osborn, Rebecca. The Private Music Instruction Manual: A Guide for the Independent Music Educator (Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing 2005).
Oseary, Guy. On the Record: Over 150 of the Most Talented People in Music Share the Secrets of their Success (New York : Penguin Books, 2004); Description
Owsinski, Bobby. Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age (New York : Hal Leonard Books, 2009).
Payne, Charles F. Feedback: Echoes From My Life in Radio (Irving, TX: Ruby Moon Press, 2000).
Pecknold, Diana. Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007); Contents; Review
Pettigrew, Jim Jr. The Billboard Guide to Music Publicity (New York: Billboard Books, 1997).
Pinskey, Raleigh. You Can Hype Anything (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1995).
Poe, Randy. The New Songwriter’s Guide to Music Publishing: Everything you Need to Know to Make the Best Publishing Deals for your Songs (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2006); Contents
Poe, Randy. Stalking The Red Headed Stranger, Or, How To Get Your Songs Into The Hands Of The Artists Who Really Matter Through Show Business Trickery, Underhanded Skullduggery, Shrewdness, And Chicanery As Well As Various Less Nefarious Methods Of Song Plugging (Montclair, NJ: Hal Leonard Books, 2012).
Radbill, Catherine Fitterman. Introduction To The Music Industry: An Entrepreneurial Approach (New York: Routledge, 2012).
Randle, Quint and Bill Evans. Making Money Making Music: The Musician's Guide to Cover Gigs (San Francisco: Backbeat Book 2002).
Rapaport, Diane Sward. How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording: The Complete Guide to Independent Recording (Jerome, AZ: Jerome Headlands Press, 1999).
Reed, Everett. Ovations and Encores: The Musician's Guide to Getting the Best Response From Your Audience (Hollywood: Aspen Grove Music 2000).
Richards, Kelli. Taking the Crowd to the Cloud - Social Media for the Music Industry (Seattle, WA: Amazon Digital Services, 2012).
Ro, Ronin. Bad Boy: the Influence of Sean "Puffy" Combs on the Music Industry (New York: Pocket Books, c2001); Text; Description
Roach, David, Scott Janus and Wayne Jones. High Definition Audio for the Digital Home: Proven Techniques for Getting It Right the First Time (Austin: Intel Corporation 2006).
Robair, Gino, edited by Michael Molenda. Making the Ultimate Demo (Emeryville, CA : EMBooks ; Winona, Minn. : H. Leonard Pub. Corp., c1993).
Kenny Rogers and Len Epand. Making it With Music : Kenny Rogers' Guide to the Music Business (New York: Harper & Row, 1978).
Rosenberg, Bernard and Ernest Harburg. The Broadway Musical: Collaboration in Commerce and Art (New York: New York University Press, 1993); Description
Rudolph, Thomas E. and Vincent A. Leonard Jr. Recording in the Digital World: Complete Guide to Studio Gear and Software (Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2001).
Rudsenske, J.S. Music Business Made Simple: A Guide to Becoming a Recording Artist (New York: Schirmer Trade Books, 2004); Contents
Rudsenske, J. Scott. Start an Independent Record Label (New York : Schirmer Trade Books, c2005).
Rumsey, Francis and Tim McCormick. Sound and Recording: An Introduction (Amsterdam; Boston : Elsevier/Focal Press, 2006).
Ryan, Marc. Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c2004).
Sanger, George Alistair. The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness (Indiana: New Riders, 2004).
Sanchez, Rey. Royalties in the Music Publishing Business (Miami : Sound Business Publications, 2009).
Schulenberg, Richard. Legal Aspects of the Music Industry: An Insider's View (New York : Billboard Books, 2005); Description
Schultz, Barbara. Music Producers: Conversations With Today's Top Hit Makers (Emeryville, CA: Mix Books, 2000).
Schwartz, Daylle Deanna.The Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label Updated and Expanded Edition (New York: Billboard Books, 2002).
Schwartz, Daylle Deanna. Start and Run Your Own Record Label: Winning Marketing Strategies for Today’s Music Industry(New York : Billboard Books, 2009; revised & expanded edition); Description
Serna, Desi and Dyan F. Serna. How to Make Money Teaching Guitar: The Complete Guitar Instruction Handbook (Serna 2001).
Shannon, Bob. Turn It Up! American Radio Tales 1946 - 1996 (Bainbridge Island, WA: Austrianmonk Publishing, 2009).
Shemel, Sidney and M. William Krasilovsky. This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Music Industry (New York: Billboard Books, 2003; revised, ninth edition).
Sinacore-Guinn, David. Collective Administration of Copyrights and Neighboring Rights: International Practices, Procedures, and Organizations (New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1993).
Soocher, Stan. They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court (New York: Schirmer Books, 1999).
Spellman, Peter. The Musician's Internet: On-Line Strategies for Success in the Music Industry (Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2002).
Spellman, Peter. The Self-Promoting Musician: Strategies for Success in the Music Industry (Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2002).
Stanfield, Jana. Musician's Guide to Making and Selling your own CDs and Cassettes (Cincinnati : Writer’s Digest Books, c1997).
Stark, Scott Hunter. Live Sound Reinforcement (Vallejo, CA : artistpro.com, 2002).
State Bar of Texas (Professional Development). Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry (Austin, TX: State Bar of Texas, March 1991-present).
Stiernberg, John. Succeeding in Music: A Business Handbook for Performers, Songwriters, Agents, Managers and Promoters (San Francisco : Backbeat Books, c2001).
Stim, Richard. Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business (Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2009, sixth edition).
Stokes, Geoffrey. Star-making Machinery: The Odyssey of an Album (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976).
Strong, William S. The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999).
Suisman, David. Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009).
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