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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.
Finding Information About the Music Industry
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:
- Music trade
- Music publishing
- 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