Music industry and publishing must-read books

There is a lot more to making it in music than being able to play a good riff, sing a strong note or bash out a catchy beat.Here are some top must read books on the industry, publishing, business and some must have contacts to help you find what you need…

  • Industry

Working in the Music Industry: How to Find an Exciting and Varied Career in the World of Music by Anna Britten (Paperback - 29 May 2009)

The Music Management Bible by Music Managers Forum (Paperback - 4 Aug 2003)

Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals by Ann Harrison (Hardcover -7 July 2011) (Pre order at time of publishing)

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman (Paperback - 31 Jan 2008)

This Business of Music Marketing & Promotion (This Business of Music: Marketing & Promotion) by Tad Lathrop (Hardcover - 1 Oct 2003)

How To Make it in the Music Business by Siân Pattenden (Paperback - 9 Aug 2007)

  • Publishing

The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing by Randall D. Wixen (Hardcover - 1 Jan 2010)

Making Music Make Money (Berklee Press) by Eric Beall (Paperback - 30 Nov 2007)

Music Publishing by Ron Sobel and Dick Weissman (Paperback - 31 Aug 2007)

Music Publishing: The Real Road to Music Business Success by Tim Whitsett

  • Business

Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals by Ann Harrison (Hardcover - 1 May 2008)

Making Music Make Money (Berklee Press) by Eric Beall (Paperback - 30 Nov 2007)
  • Useful

Musicians’ and Songwriters’ Yearbook 2008: The Essential Resource for Anyone Working in the Music Industry. By Jonathan Little (Paperback - 31 Jul 2007)

The Unsigned Guide The UK’s leading music industry directory. The Unsigned Guide is an essential tool for unsigned bands, emerging songwriters, musicians, music managers and music students.


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