Audio: Collections

Music and Audio Collection New and Key Titles 2015

A diverse range of Music and Audio books for students, professionals and researchers

Welcome to the Music and Audio 2015 Catalog!

This year’s catalog showcases our diverse range of products, from undergraduate and graduate textbooks, to edited collections, handbooks and scholarly monographs. This range reflects Routledge’s commitment to publishing for all levels of the academic community.

Focal Press brings a rich history of providing information to the Audio Engineering community, with books covering every aspect of Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance Music Techniques, and DJing. Combined with our Routledge offerings in Music Business and Music Technology, we believe that the Routledge and Focal Press lists will serve your needs in the global digital music community.

Note that all Routledge textbooks and a number of Focal Press titles are available for examination, as either print or e-inspection copies. Watch the textbook listings for the Companion Website notation; these sites provide additional materials for students and teaching resources for instructors, enhancing the functionality of the textbook and serving as invaluable tools for instruction.

For more information on our range of Routledge Music titles, please visit - and for Focal Press Audio titles, please visit

We always welcome your comments and feedback on our publishing program, so please do get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you.

Featured Books

  • Record Label Marketing

    How Music Companies Brand and Market Artists in the Digital Era, 3rd Edition

    By Clyde Philip Rolston, Amy Macy, Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen

    Record Label Marketing, Third Edition is the essential resource to help you understand how recorded music is professionally marketed. Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
    Focal Press

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures

    By Rachel Harris, Rowan Pease

    Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07

  • Handbook for Sound Engineers

    5th Edition

    Edited by Glen Ballou

    Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio. With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and…

    Hardback – 2015-04-01
    Focal Press
    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • Recording Voiceover

    The Spoken Word in Media

    By Tom Blakemore

    The only book on the market to specifically address its audience, Recording Voiceover is the comprehensive guide for engineers looking to understand the aspects of capturing the spoken word. Discussing all phases of the recording session, Recording Voiceover addresses everything from microphone…

    Paperback – 2015-03-17
    Focal Press

  • Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

    By Mark Laver

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Transnational Studies in Jazz

  • Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Sound and Recording

    Applications and Theory, 7th Edition

    By Francis Rumsey, Tim McCormick

    Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording. There are many books on the market covering "how to work it" when it comes to audio equipment—but Sound…

    Paperback – 2014-03-05
    Focal Press