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Music: The Business

Music Business Handbook and Career GuideMusic Business Handbook and Career Guide
Ninth Edition
David Baskerville & Tim Baskerville
The ninth edition of this powerhouse best-selling text maintains its tradition as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that this book offers is unlike that of any other title available. Music business newcomers and professionals alike will find the new edition an invaluable resource, whatever their specialty is within the field. Hardcover, 573 pp. $90.95.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
7th Edition
Donald Passman
Donald Passman's expertise in the music industry is unparalleled, and every day he helps his clients though the complexities of this new world. Now in its seventh edition, Passman's classic book is thoroughly updated to give you the information necessary to thrive in this exhilarating and unpredictable environment. No matter who you are -- performer, songwriter, executive, or studio technician -- you won't want to be without this essential book. Hardcover, 458 pp. $42.00.

Songwriting SuccessSongwriting Success
How to Write Songs for Fun and (Maybe) Profit
Michael Lydon
Assuming no musical knowledge, Songwriting Success breaks down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow. From putting pen to paper to getting your songs heard, this easy to follow guide book shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. Softcover, 195 pp. $29.95.

Making It in the Music BusinessMaking It in the Music Business
Third Edition
Lee Wilson
In today's competitive music industry, it takes more than just talent to succeed and survive. Entertainment attorney Lee Wilson provides the business information and legal advice that songwriters and performers need before they can afford their own lawyers and managers. Easy-to-understand and highly informative. Softcover, 239 pp. $29.95.

The Ultimate Survival Guide to the New Music IndustryThe Ultimate Survival Guide to the New Music Industry
Handbook for Hell

Justin Goldberg
Written by a 15-year veteran of the music industry, this honest and insightful book tells musicians, songwriters and budding moguls what they should be doing to succeed. From setting up an indie label to shopping songs and gaining airplay and getting signed, these invaluable insights are meticulously documented in an informative guide to creating a career in music. Softcover, 355 pp. $36.95.

How to DJ RightHow to DJ Right
Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster
The art and science of playing records is de-mystified in this, the world's most credible and comprehensive guide to DJing. Packed with hints and tips from the world's best, this book supports all styles and levels of DJs. Softcover, 283 pp. $20.95.

100 Careers in the Music Business
Tanja L. Crouch
Presents easy-to-understand job descriptions, explanations of duties, and necessary qualifications for job applicants. Large-format softcover, $21.00.

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