on April 6, 2015
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.