Two general approaches are useful for finding materials on this topic in catalogs that use LC subject headings:
1. Search a topic. Either look for a country or culture in list of subdivisions, or use the name of the country to narrow the search by subject subdivision:
Sound recording industry
2. Browse the shelves. Because books are classified--i.e., grouped with similar items on the shelves--browsing can be an effective method for finding material. Look on the shelves under the following numbers. \
ML 3790 -- Music trade
ML 3795 -- Music as a profession
ML 112 -- Music printing and publishing
TK 7881 -- Sound engineering and recording
Basic Reference Tools
Musical America Worldwide. Ref ML 12 .M88 2013
Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2010, 13th ed.. Ref ML 156.4 .P6 W4972 2011
Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. The 2000s. Ref ML 156.4 .P6 W459
Entertainment Industry Contracts: Negotiating and Drafting Guide. Ref KF 2932 .E57 2008 (vols. 5, 8, and 9)
Green, Jeff. The Green Book of Songs By Subject: The Thematic Guide to Popular Music, 5th ed., expanded and updated. Ref ML 156.4 .P6 G73 2002.
MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning. Ref MT 1 .M444 2011, vols. 1-2.
Contains over 50 million records cataloged by OCLC member libraries throughout the world: Appalachian State University Library is a member (OCLC member code=NJB). Includes records representing 400 languages.
Primarily books, but also includes manuscripts, computer data files, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals, sound recordings, and videotapes. WorlCat does not include book chapters or individual articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.