Music Business Handbook and Career Guide Ninth Edition Edition

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"This book is the ultimate go-to handbook for anyone considering a career in music." (Geoffrey F. Howe )

"This is the standard text in my music business program." (James Payne )

About the Author

Editor Tim Baskerville has a diverse background in entertainment and media. He began his career in broadcasting after receiving a B.A. in theater arts from UCLA. Early affiliations included CBS and Cox Broadcasting, where he served as a writer-producer. The first TV documentary he created for CBS stations was nominated for an Emmy. As a publisher and entrepreneur, he launched business periodicals on the home video software industry, global film distribution, and multinational broadcasting. Today, a publishing company he founded in London in the 1990s is one of the world’s leading providers of data on mobile entertainment (www.informamedia.com). In recent years he served as President of Kagan Research, the leading provider of financial analysis on the media industry, and CEO of JupiterResearch, a key source of consumer research on Web behavior. As a consultant, Baskerville’s clients have included the Motion Picture Association of America, Variety, Time Warner, IBM, International Data Corp., Young & Rubicam, JVC America, Apple, and The Rockefeller Foundation. He has been both a strategy consultant and weekly columnist for Billboard. Baskerville was Vice President of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), member of the Writers Guild of America, west, and chapter founder of the Overseas Press Club of America.

Author David Baskerville received a Ph.D. in music from UCLA. His background included staff composer-conductor for NBC-Hollywood; arranger for Nelson Riddle, Paramount Pictures, and 20th Century Fox; television producer for BBC-London; conductor at Radio City Music Hall; trombonist with the Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NBC-Hollywood orchestra; Executive Vice President of Ad-Staff, Inc.; producer of award-winning broadcast commercials; Executive Editor of Tor Music Publishing Company; and President of Sherwood Recording Studios, Los Angeles (subsequently operated by Warner Bros. Records).

He also served as a consultant to companies in the entertainment industry, such as Walt Disney Productions, and to research and marketing firms, such as Vidmar Com­muni­cations, Los Angeles.

As an educator, Dr. Baskerville created and directed the music management program at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he became professor emeritus. He was a guest lecturer, consultant, or clinician at USC, UCLA, Chicago Musical College, Hartt School of Music, the Ohio State University, University of Miami, and Trebas Institute, Canada.

He was a featured speaker at national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, College Music Society, National Association of Jazz Educators, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Product Details

  • Series: Music Business Handbook and Career Guide
  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; Ninth Edition edition (October 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412976790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412976794
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LMarie on April 6, 2015
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This is a very comprehensive book on the pop/commercial music business, with excellent information on copyright, broadcasting, and the recording industry. There is a lot of detailed information for those interested in songwriting, publishing, copyright, licensing, artist management, and recording issues. Written for those interested in music business in the US, there is also a large section on the music business outside of the US (covering topics like international copyright). I have used this book as a reference book for a music business & entrepreneurship course for students interested in classical and pop/hip-hop music careers or projects . Because this text is expensive, and my course is leaning more toward entrepreneurship in various musical genres, I didn't make it the class textbook. However, when I teach a Music Business course geared towards those interested in songwriting, publishing, and recording, I will likely use it as the course textbook.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex on February 4, 2011
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The music business world covers a lot of ground, if you want to have any hopes of navigating that world you are going to need some help.

Enter Baskerville's text. This is your one stop shop for all things music business.
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By Tsaub on August 31, 2013
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This book is a reference book. It contains a lot of the basic information one would need to know. However it does not go into the online world that much. Nor does it address alternate copyright methods. It strictly follows the hierarchy of the recording industry.
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Musicians-- if you want to work in the music industry, learn how it functions and keep yourself from getting ripped off. This is a great read and a great outline through which to do more research.
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By Domenick Carpini on February 18, 2015
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I received the book in good time on 02/17/15, and it was in excellent condition. I am very satisfied; Thank You!
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By Doug.apolinario on January 25, 2011
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Really Useful info for anybody wanting to enter the music industry.
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