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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Copyright | Directories | Funding | Legal | Marketing

    General Resources

    All You Need to Know About the Music Business. 8th ed.
    By Donald S. Passman. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 P37 A44 2012] Check Status

    The Future of the Music Business : How to Succeed With the New Digital Technologies
    By Steve Gordon. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 G67 F87] Check Status

    Making Music in Looking Glass Land: A Guide to Survival and Business Skills for the Classical Musician
    By Ellen Highstein. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 H54 M35 2003] Check Status

    Music Business Handbook and Career Guide. 7th ed.
    By David Baskerville. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 B31 2001] Check Status

    Music, Money and Success : The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry
    By Jeffrey Brabec. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 B73 M9 2006] Check Status

    Navigating the Music Industry : Current Issues and Business Models
    By Dick Weissman. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 W43 N38] Check Status

    Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices
    By Tobie Stein and Jessica Bathurst. Allen Library Shelves [PN1584 S81 P47] Check Status

    This Business of Artist Management
    By Xavier M. Frascogna and H. Lee Hetherington. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 F73 T4 2004] Check Status

    This Business of Music: the Definitive Guide to the Music Industry
    By William M. Krasilovsky and Sidney Shemel. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 S54 2003] Check Status


    Kohn on Music Licensing, 4th edn. (2010)
    By Al and Bob Kohn. Allen Library Reference [KF3035 K64 2009] Check Status

    Moser on Music Copyright (2006)
    By David Moser. Allen Library Stacks [KF3035 M67 M67]
    A great starting point for understanding the various aspects of music copyright. Check Status

    Music and Copyright (2004)
    By Simon Frith and Lee Marshall. Allen Library Stacks [K1450 M875] Check Status

    Music and Copyright (2008)
    by Ronald S. Rosen. Allen Library Shelves [KF3035 R67] Check Status

    The Public Domain: How To Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More (2014)
    By Stephen Fishman. Mortensen Library Reference [KF3022 .F575 2014]
    Older editions are also in Allen's and Mortensen's stacks. Check Status

    Getting Permission: How to Licence and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online and Off
    By Richard Stim. Allen Library Stacks [KF2995 S85 G47] Check Status


    Billboard's International Talent & Touring Directory
    Allen Library Reserves [PERM RES ML18 B56 T36] Check Status

    Grey House Performing Arts Directory
    By Grey House Publishing, Inc. Allen Library Reserves [PERM RES PN1561 G74] Check Status

    National Directory of Arts Internships
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [NX280 N3 2008] Check Status

    Pollstar: Artist Management Directory
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [ML12 P655 A78] Check Status

    Pollstar: Booking Agency Directory
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [ML12 P655 B6] Check Status

    Pollstar: Concert Support Services
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [ML12 P655 C6] Check Status

    Pollstar: Concert Venue Directory
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [ML12 P655 C65] Check Status

    Pollstar: Talent Buyer Directory
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [ML12 P655 T3] Check Status

    Recording Industry Sourcebook, 2003
    Allen Library Reserves [PERM RES ML18 R4 2003], The 2005 edition is available at the Career Services Center. Check Status


    Cash In! Funding and Promoting the Arts
    By Alvin Reiss. Allen Library Stacks [NX765 R45 C37] Check Status

    Getting Funded: A Complete Guide to Proposal Writing
    By Mary S. Hall. Allen Library Stacks [LB2825 H35 G48] Check Status


    The Music Business Contract Library
    By Greg Forest. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 F67 M87} Check Status

    The Musician's Business and Legal Guide (2008)
    Edited by Mark Halloran. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 H37 M87 2008] Check Status


    Marketing in the Music Industry
    By Charles W. Hall. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 H35 M37] Check Status

    This Business of Music Marketing and Promotion
    By Tad Lathrop. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 L37 T45 2003] Check Status

    Below are call number ranges for areas within this topic. Use these call numbers to browse the library shelves when you have a general idea of what you want, but don't have a specific item in mind.

    HD28 - HD70

    Grants and Fundraising

    Public Relations

    Community Organization

    Music Licensing


    Music Trade

    Cultural Policy

    Communication & Mass Media

    PN1560 - PN1584
    Performing Arts

    Performing Arts

    ABI/INFORM Complete
    Thousands of the leading English language business and management journals. Full text and/or full image available for most articles after 1989. Indexing and abstracts from 1970. Also searches Hoover's Company Records for company and industry information. Made available by, the Connecticut Digital Library.

    Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals in all subject areas, with full text of articles from nearly 4,600. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals.

    Emerald Fulltext
    Database of articles from approximately 200 journals covering business, management, and administration issues. Full text. Available in both PDF and HTML formats.

    Music Index Online
    Years Covered: 1973-Present
    Identifies articles in over 700 music journals. Covers classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, applied and professional topics, music education, music industry, and reviews. Allen Library also has printed volumes: 1949-1998, [Ref] ML113 M9. UH access only.

    Music Industry Data
    Years Covered: 1953-present
    Music Industry Data is a repository of historical and current sales rankings for classical and pop artists, albums, and singles. It includes rankings from over 20 countries. Formerly titled Academic Charts Online Music Data and Analysis.

    Music Periodicials Database (formerly International Index to Music Periodicals; IIMP)
    Identifies articles in over 400 music journals, including scholarly, applied, music education, and popular topics. Has full article descriptions 1996-present. Has brief descriptions for some journals back to their inception. Includes full text for many articles. UH access only.

    Search below titles here to find complete library holdings.
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    Box Office
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    Chamber Music Magazine
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    Communication Arts
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    Inside Arts
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    International Journal of Arts Management
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    The Journal of Arts Management & Law
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    Media, Culture, and Society
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    NARAS Journal
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    The New York Times
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    Performing Arts Journal (print)
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    Performing Arts Review
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    Rolling Stone
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    Symphony Magazine
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    Use these subject headings to search by general topic in our Library catalog. Copy the subject heading into the search box and use the drop down menu to search by "Subject". There are many more possible subjects than what we have listed here, but these should get you started.

    Art law

    Art patronage

    Arts and society

    Arts federal aid

    Arts finance

    Arts management

    Arts marketing

    Arts political aspects

    Arts united states study and teaching

    Arts vocational guidance

    Concert agents


    Federal aid to the arts

    Fund raising



    Music and society

    Music trade

    Performing arts

    Public relations

    Arts Management & Technology Laboratory (AMT Lab @ CMU)
    Information on the use of technology in arts management. Formerly called Technology in the Arts.

    ASCAP is one of the two largest performing rights organizations in the US. This website provides information and resources dealing with performing rights and licensing fees.

    BMI is one of the two largest performing rights organizations in the US. This website provides information and resources dealing with performing rights and licensing fees.

    Future of Music Coalition
    Not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy, and intellectual property law communities. Their site includes articles and bibliographies, news stories, events calendar, and other useful information for musicians about insurance, contracts, etc.
    News about the Grammy Foundation, the Recording Academy, and the general music industry.

    Home page of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association. Includes faculty and job postings, research grant information, list of schools and programs, etc.

    Music Charts from Around the World
    A list of links to popular music single and album charts for many countries.

    Music Copyright Infringement Resource
    Hundreds of documents (texts, scores and audio files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward. Sponsored by Columbia and USC law school (and formerly UCLA).

    National Music Publishers' Association
    In addition to news and information about music publishing, this site includes useful links to related national and international sites.

    North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents
    In addition to its newsletter and information on conferences, this site has a browseable database of artists and managers.

    The Recording Industry Association of America site has information on legislation, piracy, technology, statistics, and awards.