Research Guides

Music Business and Industry


This guide provides a list of useful resources for Music Business and Music Technology.

Please note: the items listed here are selected resources that may be used as reference sources or starting points for research and are not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography.

Pages are arranged according to material type and direct links have been provided for those items available in the University of Miami Libraries' catalog.


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Nicolas Aponte

Amy Strickland

General Databases
Business Databases
Technology Databases
Music Databases
Selected Music Industry Print Books
This is a small selection of books the library has about the music industry. A subject search for "music trade" or "sound recording industry" will return well over 400 books!

All you need to know about the music business
Passman, Donald S.
ML3790 .P35 2009
(Also an e-book; e-book will require login with 'Cane ID and password)

Artist management for the music business
Allen, Paul.
ML3790 .A45 2007

The future of music : manifesto for the digital music revolution
Kusek, David.
ML3790 .K86 2005

The recording industry
Hull, Geoffrey P.
ML3790 .H84 2004

This business of music : the definitive guide to the music industry
Krasilovsky, M. William.
ML3790 .S5 2003

Rockonomics : the money behind the music
Eliot, Marc.
ML3534 .E44 1989

Peer to peer and the music industry : the criminalization of sharing
David, Matthew.
ML3790 .D33 2010
Online Reference
Web Resources for Music Business and Technology
Record Labels and Sellers

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