The Music Business and Recording Industry: Delivering Music in the 21st Century

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The Music Business and Recording Industry is a comprehensive introductory textbook focused on the three income streams in the music industry: music publishing, live entertainment, and recordings. The book provides a sound foundation for understanding key issues while presenting the latest research in the field. It covers the changes in the industry brought about by the digital age, such as changing methods of distributing and accessing music, and new approaches in marketing with the Internet and mobile applications. New developments in copyright law are also examined, along with the global and regional differences in the music business.

This new edition introduces a co-authorship, as well as a number of pedagogical features:

-Key Concepts are outlined at the beginning of each chapter

-"Do it Yourself" Activities promote a more interactive, hands-on experience

-Internet Activities present guided opportunities to use web resources to enhance understanding of how things run in the music business

-Case Studies illustrate specific instances of how real people have succeeded in the music business

-The Companion Website includes instructor and student resources including multiple choice quizzes and slides.

As new methods of distribution change, new revenue sources are created, and the industry evolves. The Music Business and Recording Industry sets the economic and historical framework for understanding where the business has been and where it is going.

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About the author (2011)

Geoffrey P. Hull is Professor Emeritus in the Recording Industry department at Middle Tennessee State University. He has 36 years experience teaching music business and recording classes. He has JD, MBA, and BS degrees and is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee.
Thomas Hutchison is Professor of Marketing and Music Business Internship Coordinator at Middle Tennessee State University. He has over 20 years experience in the music business as a marketing research consultant. Hutchison holds a MS and PhD from the Florida State University.
Richard Strasser is Associate Professor of Music Industry at Northeastern University. A graduate from the Australian National University and Manhattan School of Music, Strasser is a recipient of Northeastern University's Excellence in Teaching Award and a member of the NASM Working Group that established standards and guidelines for music industry education accreditation.

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