xiv, 295 pages : forms ; 25 cm
  • Management agreements
  • Production company deals (... and the contract from hell which no artist should sign)
  • Artist recording contracts with record companies
  • A simple guide to sync deals
  • Producer agreements
  • Music publishing and songwriter contracts
  • Music and the movies : composer agreements / written with Robert Seigal
  • Live performance and booking agreements (a lawyer's guide to structuring paid music gigs
  • Music video production contracts
  • Band agreements and essential business actions a band (or solo artist) can take at little to no cost without the services of an attorney
  • Investment agreements.
The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know is an in-depth guide to help artists, songwriters, and producers navigate the tricky world of contract negotiations in the music industry. This book analyses the most common, and important, contracts including management, production company, sync license, and producer agreements all paired with professional commentary and exclusive interviews with top industry moguls. Readers will learn the ins and outs of both the legal and business side of contracts in the music industry so that they will never find themselves stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal. Features invaluable information on these 11 crucial music industry contracts: Management Agreements Production Company and New Artist Indie Label Deals Sync Licenses Producer Agreements Music Publishing Deals Composer Agreements Live Performance Contracts Music Video Production Contracts Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney Investment Agreements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781495076701 20170403
Law Library (Crown)
489 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
The legend of a music label 75 years of Capitol Records From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood s most distinctive landmarks and home to one of the world s most defining labels for the past 75 years. To commemorate this extraordinary history of recorded music, TASCHEN presents this official account of Capitol Records, from its founding year of 1942 through to today. With a foreword by Beck, essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics, as well as hundreds of images from Capitol s extensive archives, we follow the label s evolution and the making of some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through pop, rock, country, classical, soul, and jazz, the photographic and musical history includes the label s most sucessful, cool, hip, and creative stars, as well as the one-hit wonders who had their all-too-brief moments in the spotlight.Along the way, we encounter the likes of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, the Kingston Trio, and Frank Sinatra in Capitol s first 20 years; the Beach Boys, the Band, and the Beatles in the 1960s; global rock magnets Pink Floyd, Wings, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, and Linda Ronstadt in the 1970s, and such contemporary stars as Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Sam Smith. An unmissable milestone for music lovers, 75 Years of Capitol Records is a live and kicking celebration of a mighty giant in the industry that created the soundtrack to generations past, present, and future.Text in English, French, and German".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836550284 20170313
Archive of Recorded Sound

3. Digital tradition [2016]

1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
In one of the first ethnographies of contemporary studio music production, author Eliot Bates investigates the emergence of a transnational market for Anatolian minority popular musics in the Turkish music industry. With its unique interdisciplinary approach, 'Digital Tradition' sets a new standard for the study of recorded music.
xvii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century. Readers will find in this unique and stimulating anthology new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in the Detroit music scene, from rock to jazz and everything in between. With a foreword by the acclaimed rock writer Dave Marsh and iconic photos by Leni Sinclair, the book features such well-known writers as Greil Marcus, Jaan Uhelszki, Al Young, Susan Whitall, Gary Graff, John Sinclair, and many others. Divided into nine sections, the book moves chronologically through the early days of jazz in Detroit, to the rock 'n' roll of the 1960s, and on to today's electronica scene, with so many groundbreaking moments in between. Topics in this collection of essays include Motown's connection to the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement through its side label, Black Forum Records; Lester Bangs's exemplary piece on Alice Cooper; the story behind the emergence of rap legend Eminem; and Craig Maki's enlightening history on "hillbilly rock" - just to name a few. With a rich musical tradition to rival Nashville, Detroit serves as the inspiration, backdrop, and playground for some of the most influential music artists of the past century. Heaven Was Detroit captures the essence of the Detroit music scene: the grit, the spark, the desire to tell a story set to the rhythm of the city. Fans of any music genre will find something that speaks to them in the pages of this collection.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814341223 20170117
Music Library
399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, authorised visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark publication also captures the graphic and design iconography which underpinned Motown's extraordinary creativity. Packed with fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, this exceptional, revealing book delves into the workings of the Motown machine and details how a dedicated team of backroom believers, white and black, turned a small family business into a popular music powerhouse. This was the home of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and many more. Motown: The Sound of Young America is a spectacular labour of love befitting an incredible story.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500518298 20161018
Music Library
xiv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Music as Merchandise, Commodities, Value Discourses in India 2. Music Stores and the Indian Music Industry 3. "Is Se Kuch Sasta Hai?": Music Commodities, Circulation, and Value in Indian Markets 4. Experiencing the Brand, Branding the Experience 5. Putting Music in its Place: Merchandising in Space and Time 6. Store Employees and Customers 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138947801 20160802
This book examines music stores as sites of cultural production in contemporary India. Analyzing social practices of selling music in a variety of retail contexts, it focuses upon the economic and social values that are produced and circulated by music retailers in the marketplace. Based upon research conducted over a volatile ten-year period of the Indian music industry, Beaster-Jones discusses the cultural histories of the recording industry, the social changes that have accompanied India's economic liberalization reforms, and the economic realities of selling music in India as digital circulation of music recordings gradually displaced physical distribution. The volume considers the mobilization of musical, economic, and social values as a component of branding discourses in neoliberal India, as a justification for new regimes of legitimate use and intellectual property, as a scene for the performance of cosmopolitanism by shopping, and as a site of anxiety about transformations in the marketplace. It relies upon ethnographic observation and interviews from a variety of sources within the Indian music industry, including perspectives of executives at music labels, family-run and corporate music stores, and hawkers in street markets selling counterfeit recordings. This ethnography of the practices, spaces, and anxieties of selling music in urban India will be an important resource for scholars in a wide range of fields, including ethnomusicology, anthropology, popular music studies, and South Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138947801 20160802
Green Library
277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Der Mythos von der postindustriellen Welt / Werner Plumpe und Andre Steiner
  • Abschied von der Industrie? : Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel in West- und Ostdeutschland seit den 1960er Jahren / André Steiner
  • Eine alte Industrie vor neuen Herausforderungen Aufbrüche und Niedergänge im ost- und westdeutschen Maschinenbau seit den 1960er Jahren / Ralf Ahrens
  • "Die nicht-kreativen Hintergründe liefern" Tonträgerindustrien in Ost- und Westdeutschland im Strukturwandel der 1950er bis 1980er Jahre / Christian A. Müller
  • Urlaub von der Stange Reiseveranstalter und der Wandel des Pauschaltourismus in beiden deutschen Staaten (1960-1990) / Jr̲g Lesczenski
  • Literatur
  • Autoren.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 137 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword.- 1.The state of play.- 2.The new business of music.- 3.Standing out in the crowd.- 4.Creativities, production technologies and song authorship.- 5.The realities of practice.- 6.Popular music education.- 7.The 'new' artist.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319403632 20170123
This research-based book outlines career models for artists, methods of creative engagement, artistic options including individuality and branding, production practices, the realities of being a musician in the new industries, and implications for popular music education. Due to the profound effects of the digitisation of music, the music industries have undergone rapid transformation. The former record label dominated industry has been supplanted by new industries, including digital aggregators, strategists and online platforms. These new music industries now facilitate 'direct' access to both artists and their music. While such accessibility and the potential for artist exposure have never been greater, the challenge to stand out or to even navigate a musical career pathway is formidable. A useful resource for musicians and educators, this text highlights the ways in which the new music industries facilitate increased opportunities for 21st Century popular musicians to collaborate, communicate and interact with others interested in their music.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319403632 20170123
Music Library
8, 178, 31, 10 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Philippe Le Guern -- L'intensité matérielle de l'écoute musicale sous forme de données -- La découverte musicale en régime numérique -- Environnements numériques de l'écoute et culture publique -- Salle de concert ou internet ? -- Payer pour la musique à l'ère du tout-gratuit-pour-tous -- Opulence musicale et recommandation -- Youtube, la musique et moi -- Au service de la création indépendante -- Les métadonnées musicales -- Réalité virtuelle, spatialisation sonore et futur de l'ethnomusicologie -- Infra-sons et basses fréquences -- Une voix sans corps pour des corps sans voix -- Le livre numérique et sa bande-son -- Musique et narration dans le jeu de rôle sur table.
Music Library
xxii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: Songs of Innocence and Inexperience: The Roots of Sarah Chapter Two: "Let's Just Communicate!": The 1980s Fanzine Underground Chapter Three: "How Much Do One Thousand Flexidiscs Weigh?": When Matt Met Clare Chapter Four: "Come to My World": The Sea Urchins and the Beginning of Sarah Chapter Five: "A Constant Source of Bemusement and Wonder": The Orchids Chapter Six: "Another Fucking Harvey Band": The Ubiquitous Harvey Williams Chapter Seven: "Sarah Records Unequivocally Supports a Fully Integrated Light-Rail Rapid-Transit System for the Greater Bristol Area": Expressions of Civic Pride Chapter Eight: "A Diary of Sorts": The Field Mice, Northern Picture Library, and the Quicksilver Bobby Wratten Chapter Nine: "I Sometimes Feel So Lost": Brighter Chapter Ten: Safe Harbour: The Wake and The Hit Parade Chapter Eleven: "I Am Telling You Because You Are Far Away": Internationalism and Sarah's Written Communiques Chapter Twelve: "Atta Girl": Heavenly, Riot Grrrl and Feminism Chapter Thirteen: Sadness is Unisex": Blueboy and "the Best Album" Sarah Released Chapter Fourteen: An Economy of Ambition: Sarah's Short-Term Visitors Chapter Fifteen: "We Had an Outsider's Perspective": Sarah's Foreign Visitors Chapter Sixteen: "A Day for Destroying Things...": The End of Sarah Chapter Seventeen: The Afterlife of Sarah The Sarah Discography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628922189 20160619
From 1987 to 1995, Bristol, England's Sarah Records was a modest underground success and, for the most part, a critical laughingstock in its native country-sneeringly dismissed as the sad, final repository for a fringe style of music (variously referred to as "indie-pop, " "C86, " "cutie" and "twee") whose moment had passed. Yet now, more than 20 years after its founders symbolically "destroyed" it, Sarah is among the most passionately fetishized record labels of all time. Its rare releases command hundreds of dollars, devotees around the world hungrily seek out any information they can find about its poorly documented history, and young musicians-some of them not yet born when Sarah shut down-claim its bands (such as Blueboy, the Field Mice, Heavenly, and the Wake) as major influences. Featuring dozens of exclusive interviews with the music-makers, producers, writers and assorted eyewitnesses who played a part in Sarah's eight-year odyssey, Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records is the first authorised biography of an unlikely cult legend.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628922189 20160619
Archive of Recorded Sound
xx, 471 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Marketing concepts
  • Markets, market segmentation, and consumber behavior
  • Market research
  • Branding in the music business
  • Marketing plan
  • Industry numbers
  • Label operations
  • Record label finances
  • Publicity
  • Social media
  • The business of radio
  • Promotion, airplay, and the charts
  • Music video
  • Distribution and retail
  • Technology
  • Tour support and sponsorship
  • Grassroots
  • Advertising.
Record Label Marketing, Third Edition is the essential resource to help you understand how recorded music is professionally marketed. Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent artists alike. As with previous editions, the third edition is accessible for readers new to marketing or to the music business. The book addresses classic marketing concepts while providing examples that are grounded in industry practice. Armed with this book, you'll master the jargon, concepts, and language to understand how music companies brand and market artists in the digital era. Features new to this edition include: * Social media strategies including step-by-step tactics used by major and independent labels are presented in a new section contributed by Ariel Hyatt, owner of CYBER PR. An in-depth look at SoundScan and other big data matrices used as tools by all entities in the music business. * An exploration of the varieties of branding with particular attention paid to the impact of branding to the artist and the music business in a new chapter contributed by Tammy Donham, former Vice President of the Country Music Association. * The robust companion website,, features weblinks, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. Instructor resources include PowerPoint lecture outlines, a test bank, and suggested lesson plans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415715157 20160619
Archive of Recorded Sound
167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Music Library
477 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The South African Recording Industry 2. Recent Industry Developments 3. A Segmented Music Market and Attempts to Capture it 4. The Wholesaling and Retailing of Music 5. Negotiating Value in the Music Chain 6. Organizing Relationships in the Recording Industry 7. Continuities in Patronage Arrangements Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137562319 20160619
Contracts, Patronage and Mediation studies the long-term developments in the South African recording industry. It adds to the existing literature an understanding of the prevalence of informal negotiations over rights, rewards and power in the recording industry. The book is original in that it uses several disciplines' approaches and methods. It combines a wide array of different industry participants' -often vividly expressed- views and experiences with statistical information and the existing literature's findings. The book argues that alongside the global contract model, in South Africa there exists another mode of organizing recording industry relationships, which is based on the patronage model. Furthermore, the book states that such features are probably not unique to South Africa, but can also be found in recording industries elsewhere, even though they have not previously been thoroughly investigated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137562319 20160619
Green Library
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bob Dylan bucked executives at his record label and surprised his fans when he came to Nashville in 1966 to record his classic album Blonde on Blonde. Working with the city's unmatched session musicians, Dylan produced a rock and roll masterpiece and went on to record two more albums there. Dylan's embrace of Nashville and its musicians-the Nashville Cats-inspired many other artists, among them Neil Young, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen, to follow him to Music City. Around the same time, Johnny Cash was recruiting folk and rock musicians-including Dylan-to appear on his groundbreaking network television show, The Johnny Cash Show, shot at the Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry. This companion book to the exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City looks at the Nashville music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a time of great cultural vitality for Music City.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780915608249 20160618
Green Library

17. Eco-sonic media [2015]

vii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Green Discs 2. Birdland Melodies 3. Subterranean Signals 4. Radio's Dark Ecology The Run-Out Groove Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520286146 20160618
The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media. By looking at early and neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable technology like divining rods, and even the use of songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how green media archaeology" can make sound studies vibrate at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by offering different ways in which sound media can become eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for scholars and students of media, sound studies, and contemporary environmental history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520286146 20160618
Green Library
xiv, 357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Archive of Recorded Sound
296 pages ; 24 cm
Business Library
296 pages ; 24 cm
A riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It's about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store. Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly two thousand albums over the course of a decade, to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap, and, finally, into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling book that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online--when, suddenly, all the music ever recorded was available for free. Witt introduces the unforgettable characters--inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers--who revolutionized an entire artform, and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives.--From publisher description.
Music Library

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