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Music Business: The Key Concepts

By Richard Strasser

© 2010 – Routledge

208 pages

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Paperback: 9780415995351
pub: 2009-08-27
Hardback: 9780415995344
pub: 2009-08-27

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Music Business: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive guide to the terminology commonly used in the music business today. It embraces definitions from a number of relevant fields, including:

  • general business
  • marketing
  • e-commerce
  • intellectual property law
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship

In an accessible A-Z format and fully cross-referenced throughout, this book is essential reading for music business students as well as those interested in the music industry.


"it is a handy reference book for anyone involved or interested in the business aspect of the music industry…" -CHOICE

Table of Contents

Advance; Advertising; Agent; Airplay; Audio Engineer; Black Box Income; Buenos Aires Convention; Controlled Composition; Copyright; Cross Collateralization; Demo; Distribution; Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Four Walling; Interpolation; Minimum Advertised Price (MAP); Ofcom; Peer-to-Peer Network (P2P); Piracy; Royalty; SoundScan; Statutory Rate

About the Author

Richard Strasser is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Northeastern University. He has written several articles on the music business and is co-author with John Shirley of The Savvy Studio Owner (2005).

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