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Music Industry History: Books

Recommended books about the music industry

RESPECT: The Life of Aretha Franklin
782.421 R615L 2014

iTake-over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era
Call Number: 384 A676i 2015

American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years -- This 3-volume set covers up to 1984.
Call Number: 780.42 S227a

Appetite for Self-destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
Call Number: 338.4778 K72a 2009

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop
Call Number: 306.484 C483b 2010

A Century of Recorded Music
Call Number: 780.266 D275c 2000

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power
Call Number: 784.4973 P855m

The Music Industries: From Conception to Consumption
Call Number: 338.4778 J78m 2012

The Music Industry: Music in the Cloud
Call Number:
338.4778 W663m2 2013

Pennies From Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the Twentieth Century
Call Number: 780.42 S227p

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
Call Number: 780.89 G664r 2013

Selling Sounds: The Commerical Revolution in American Music
Call Number: 780.23 S964s 2009


For more books on the music industry try these terms:

  • music trade
  • sound recording industry
  • sound engineers
  • sound recordings marketing
  • music economic aspects
  • music publishing
  • popular music writing and publishing
  • record labels United States
  • musical criticism
  • musical analysis


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