University of Colorado at Denver
Below is a brief list of recently published books that should be of interest to those who study, teach, or work in the music industry.
Avalon, Moses. Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract: The Musician’s Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Sneaky Lawyer Tricks. San Francisco: Back Beat Books, 2001.
Bond, Sherry. The Songwriter’s & Musician’s Guide to Nashville. Revised ed. New York: Allworth Press, 2000.
Cohodas, Nadine. Spinning Silver Into Gold: The Chess Brothers And The Legendary Chess Records. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Craig, Timothy, ed. Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Culture. Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2000.
Davies, Sarah and David Laing. The Guerilla Guide to the Music Business: About the music business by people in the music business. London: Continuum, 2001.
Field, Shelly. Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, 4th edition. New York, Checkmark Books, 2000.
Foster, Pamela E. My Country: The African Diaspora’s Music Heritage. Nashville: self-published, 1998. (Ed.’s note: A unique work, available from Post Office Box 24569, Nashville, TN 37202-4569 USA.)
Gaines, Pam and Cathy McCormack. Financial Management for Musicians. Emeryville, California: Mix Books, 1999.
Galper, Hal. The Touring Musician: A Small-Business Approach to Booking Your Band on the Road. New York: Billboard Books, 2000.
Halloran, Mark, Esq. ed. The Musician’s Business & Legal Guide, 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001.
Hatschek, Keith. How To Get A Job in the Music and Recording Industry. Boston: Berklee Press, 2001.
Johnson, Maurice. Build and Manage Your Music Career. Vallejo, California: Mix Books, 1999.
Katz, David. People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry. Edinburgh: Payback Press, 2000.
Kennedy, Rick & Randy McNutt. Little Labels—Big Sound. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
McQuaig, Martin, ed. Music Directory Canada, 8th edition. St. Catherines, Ontario: Norris-Whitney Communications, Inc., 2001.
Mewton, Conrad. All You Need To Know About Music & The Internet Revolution. London: Sanctuary Publishing, 2001.
Rubin, Rachel & Jeffrey Melnick, eds. American Popular Music: New Approaches To The Twentieth Century. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.
Schulenberg, Richard. Legal Aspects of the Music Industry: The Definitive Guide to Contracts Commonly Used in the Music Industry. New York: Billboard Books, 1999.
Shagan, Rana. Booking & Tour Management for the Performing Arts. New York: Allworth Press, 2001.
Shemel, Sidney and William Krasilovsky. This Business of Music, 9th edition. New York: Billboard Books, 2000.
Taylor, Bruce. D. The Arts Equation: Forging a Vital Link Between Performing Artists & Educators. New York: Back Stage Books, 1999.
Weissman, Dick. Songwriting: The Words, The Music & the Money. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Publications, 2001.
Wimble, David, publisher (no author credited). The Independent Musician’s Contact Bible, 2nd edition. New York: Distributed by Omnibus Press, n.d.