University of Hartford Libraries

Music Management Subject Guide


General Resources

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Call Numbers

HD28 - HD70

Grants and Fundraising

Public Relations

Community Organization

Music Licensing


Music Trade

Cultural Policy

Communication & Mass Media

PN1560 - PN1584
Performing Arts

Performing Arts


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.



Box Office
Online | Print:

Chamber Music Magazine

Communication Arts

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

The New York Times
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Performing Arts Journal (print)

Performing Arts Review

Rolling Stone
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Symphony Magazine

Online | Print:

Subject Headings

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.

The web version of this document can be found online at Management