Understanding the Music Industries

Christopher Anderton, A Dubber, Martin James

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    Understanding the Music Industries (SAGE Publications) is designed for students and musicians seeking to learn about the changing economic, social, technological and business landscapes of the music industries. It draws on historical perspectives and contemporary practice to help readers make sense of the rapid pace of change which is characteristic of the field. The term ‘music industries’ encompasses a wide variety of roles, responsibilities and opportunities which this book discusses through chapters devoted to song-writing/publishing, the recorded music industry, music production, music distribution, music promotion, and the role of the creative consumer. It also demystifies management, publishing and recording contracts, and the field of copyright. Each chapter presents overviews of the relevant area together with explorations of key issues and consideration of the impact of the Internet. Crucial to the book is a focus on research and analysis of the music industries so that readers can understand and track the ongoing development of the music industries and place themselves in the front line of innovation and entrepreneurship in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4462-0795-6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


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