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Music Industry: Home

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.

Online Research Tools

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

Subject Guide

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