The Music Industry Handbook

The Music Industry Handbook

by Paul Rutter
     
 

The Music Industry Handbook provides a clear introduction to how the music industry works, unpacking the complex structures within the industry and mapping it as it exists today. Paul Rutter introduces readers to key industry sectors in an easy-to-digest format, then goes on to explore the essential elements of these sectors and how they work in practice.

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Overview

The Music Industry Handbook provides a clear introduction to how the music industry works, unpacking the complex structures within the industry and mapping it as it exists today. Paul Rutter introduces readers to key industry sectors in an easy-to-digest format, then goes on to explore the essential elements of these sectors and how they work in practice.

The Music Industry Handbook opens with a foreword by Feargal Sharkey, and boasts interviews and profiles with major figures in the industry such as Pete Astor, Marius Carboni, Stu Lambert, Simon May and Mike Smith, offering insightful background knowledge into working in the music business. The book has a practical focus, yet it also discusses relevant theoretical perspectives and chronology, and thus avoids being simply an ‘exposé’. In a fast-evolving market, the author offers advice on keeping up-to-date with future developments, and guides those wishing to enter the industry on the myriad of roles available.

The Music Industry Handbook provides valuable business strategies and ‘start-up’ tools for those that wish to set up independent music ventures, and offers clear explanations of numerous issues including legal trading, ownership and IP music law, copyright, exploitation and protective measures, gatekeeping and hidden music income streams. Throughout the book are suggestions for further reading and valuable source links that guide the reader towards key music industry and media texts, as well as a comprehensive glossary of industry-related terms.

The Music Industry Handbook will be invaluable to both new and veteran music-makers, promoters, musicians and managers, and students who want to build confident futures within the music industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415586818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/18/2011
Series:
Media Practice Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,116,308
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Rutter is an Associate Professor, writer, musician, international songwriter/composer and music producer. Paul is a regular on-air guest contributor, commentator and research consultant in BBC media on popular music news and issues and has over 30 years' experience in the music industries. He is also chapter author of Soundtracks: Using Music in Film in The Film Handbook published by Routledge (De Valk, M., 2013). Paul has ongoing research interests in evolutionary global music industries and is Programme Group Leader of the Popular Music Scheme at Southampton Solent University.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword Feargal Sharkey 1. Introduction 2. Music into Industry Paul Rutter and Pete Astor 3. The Live Music Industry Sector 4. Music Ownership into Copyright 5. Music Publishing 6. The Recorded Music Industry Sector Paul Rutter and Mike Smith 7. Managing Music 8. Promoting Music 9. Synchronisation and Non-Music Brands Stu Lambert and Simon May 10. The Classical Music Business Marius Carboni 11. Music Venture Strategies 12. Trading in the Music Industry 13. Into the Future Glossary Index

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