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Music Business   Tags: music, music_business, recording_industry, vocational_guides  

This is a research guide to finding library materials on the music business
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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    Genral Information

    Call Number Ranges for Music Business/Music Trade

    ML 3790-3792 Music Trade
    ML 3795 Music as a profession, Vocational Guides

    Finding Books in the BGSU Libraries Catalog

    When looking for books in the BGSU Libraries Catalog, use the following subject terms:

    Music -- Vocational Guidance
    Music -- Economic Aspects
    Music Publicity

    Or, try the following terms as a keyword search:

    Music Business
    Music Industry
    Music Producers

    Finding Magazine Articles: Print and Online Periodical Indexes

    Suggested Periodicals in the Music Library

    Billboard. 1968-present
    R&R (Radio & Records): The Industry's Newspaper. 1985-present
    International Musician. Incomplete 1948-1972, 1974-present
    Gig Magazine. 1999-present


    Internet Resources

    • Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI):  a non-profit music preforming rights organization, representing songwriters and music publishers.
    • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP):  a non-profit music performing rights organization, representing songwriters and music publishers.
    • The Music and Audio Connection: a resource for music enthusiasts, musicians, music and audio professionals ranging from record companies, music education programs, music associations and much more.
    • Rolling Stone:  a web page for Rolling Stone magazine, deals with the music business and the popular music industry.
    • Harry Fox Agency: a music agency established in 1927 representing composers, publishers, and songwriters worldwide.
    • Music Publishers Association:  the oldest music trade organization in the United States. The organization addresses issues pertaining to all areas of music publishing in contemporary and educational music.
    • SESAC:  the second oldest performing rights organization in the United States, representing music publishers and songwriters.
    • The Recording Academy:  the organization responsible for the Grammy award, representing musicians, producers, and recording professionals.
    • RIAA:  the trade group that represents the recording industry in the United States

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    This guide was created by Morgan Rich, former Music Library Student and Circulation Supervisor.


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