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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, 9th ed.
    By Donald S. Passman. Allen Library Reference [REF ML3790 P37 A44 2015] Check Status

    Artist Management for the Music Business, 3rd ed.
    By Paul Allen. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 A34 A7 2015] Check Status

    Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century
    By Ellen Rosewall. Allen Library Stacks [NX760 R67] Check Status

    The Cycle: A Practical Approach to Managing Arts Organizations
    By Michael M. Kaiser. Allen Library Stacks [PN1584 K35 C93] Check Status

    Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask
    By Michael M. Kaiser. Allen Library Stacks [NX765 K35 L4 2010] Check Status

    Managing Your Band, 6th ed.
    By Stephen Marcone. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 M33 M3 2017] Check Status

    Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, 10th ed.
    By David and Tim Baskerville. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 B31 2013] Check Status

    Music, Money, and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business, 7th ed.
    By Jeffrey Brabec. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 B73 M9 2011] Check Status

    Musicpreneur: The Creative Approach to Making Money in Music
    By Aaron Bethune. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 B47 M87 2013] Check Status

    Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped
    By Dean Budnick. Allen Library Stacks [PN1590 T53 B83 2012] Check Status

    What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, 3rd ed.
    By Peter M. Thall. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 T43 W43 2016] Check Status


    Concepts of Music and Copyright
    Edited by Andreas Rahmatian. Allen Library Stacks [KF3035 R73] 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]
    Helpful starting point for understanding various aspects of music copyright. 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 2017]
    Allen Library [KF3022 .F575 P83 2014] Check Status

    Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity
    By Joanna Teresa Demers. Allen Library Stacks [KF3035 D45] Check Status

    Getting Permission: How to Licence and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online and Off, 6th ed.
    By Richard Stim. Allen Library Stacks [KF2995 S85 G47 2016] Check Status


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

    National Directory of Arts Internships
    Allen Library Reference [NX280 N3 2008] and more online Check Status

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Free Expression in Arts Funding: A Public Policy Report
    By the Free Expression Policy Project. Mortensen Library Stacks [NX180.F74 F74 2003] Check Status

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

    Grant Writing: Practical Strategies for Scholars and Professionals
    Online resource available through the library catalog. Check Status

    Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations
    By Carolyn L. Stolper. Allen Library Stacks [NX765 S86 S93] Check Status


    The 11 Contracts that Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know
    By Steve Gordon. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 G67 C6 2017] Check Status

    The Enterprising Musician's Guide to Performer Contracts
    By David R. Williams. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 W55 2017] Check Status

    Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, 8th ed.
    By Richard Stim. Allen Library Stacks [KF390 M87 S85 2015] Check Status

    The Musician's Business and Legal Guide (2017)
    Edited by Mark Halloran. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 H37 M87 2017] Check Status


    Bobby Owsinski's Social Media Promotion for Musicians
    Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 O87 S63] Check Status

    Music Marketing for the DIY Musician
    By Bobby Borg. Allen Library Stacks [ML3795 B674 M8] Check Status

    Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail
    By Mike King. Allen Library Stacks [ML3790 K55 M87] 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

    HF5412 - HF5415

    Grants and Fundraising

    Public Relations

    Community Organization

    Music Licensing


    ML3790 - ML3792
    Music Trade

    NX700 - NX770
    Patronage and administration of the arts

    Communication & Mass Media

    PN1560 - PN1590
    Performing Arts Management

    PN2291 - PN2293
    Theatre & Performing Arts Management

    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.

    BuzzAngle Music
    Available in the Allen Library on computer #2 (Allen-02), BuzzAngle Music is a music data analytics reporting service which includes access to daily song and album data from physical and digital sales, audio and video streaming activity, social media, and terrestrial and satellite airplay data. It allows users to rank or filter by city, genre, date, and more. Week-To-Date charts are updated each day to reflect previous day's sales and streaming activity. It includes data from major physical and digital retailers and over 225 independent record stores, direct-to-fan sites, venue sales agents, major digital on-demand streamers, and radio airplay from Mediabase, to track reactions at the local or national level.

    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.

    Musical America
    Read performing arts news, find facilities and festivals, locate artists and managers, and more.

    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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    Print access only, Allen Library Current Periodicals. Check Status

    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 finance

    Arts management

    Arts marketing

    Concert agents


    Fund raising



    Music and society

    Music economic aspects
    Also substitute terms like "arts" for music.

    Music trade

    Performing arts

    Public relations

    Sound recording industry

    Sections in this category: General Resources | Performing Rights Organizations | Professional Organizations

    General Resources

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

    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.

    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).

    Performing Rights Organizations

    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.

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

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

    Professional Organizations

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

    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.