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The Song Machine by
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook is a great book for anyone in the music business who wants to expand their knowledge on how to write or spot a hit song. The book goes behind the scenes to offer new insights at the global factories manufacturing popular songs. Seabrook explains the calculations used by production professionals that are needed to graph a song's maximum potential.
How to Make It in the New Music Business by
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Ari Herstand showcases that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the many tools at our fingertips: conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising, embracing authentic fan connection, and simply learning how to persevere. Comprehensively updated to include the latest online trends and developments, it offers inspiring success stories across media such as Spotify and Instagram. The result is a must-have for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.
The Art of Music Publishing by
Publication Date: 2011-01-12
Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business.
Modern Recording Techniques by
Publication Date: 2017-11-03
Modern Recording Techniques: 9th edition offers the audience to learn more about the recording sector of the music industry. The book provides audio and video tutorials, flashcards, links to audio resources from all around the web, product reviews for everyday equipment, and a comprehensive list of audio education programs. This book is targeted towards individuals seeking to enhance their studio space and comprehension of music technology. The 9th edition specifically showcases the latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering too.
Online Guides & Articles
Entertainer Law's Resource Page
If you're looking to understand contracts, copyrights, or other legal aspects of being a musician, check out this website with helpful, easy-to-read guides from an entertainment lawyer.
Racism in the Music Industry
Unfortunately, the music industry has failed, and sometimes continues to fail, to adequately value its artists of color. This article gives a brief overview of racism in the industry. It's included here to encourage artists to seek changes, stand up for themselves, and forge a new, more equitable path forward.
BillBoards Top Music Schools
A cumulative list of the best schools to attend for music business related degrees. The billboards are a publication and music popularity chart highlight points in the music business. The applicability is based upon the viewer's interest to pursue higher education.