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See below for a selection of the latest books from Music industry category. Presented with a red border are the Music industry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Music industry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Classical Concert Studies

Classical Concert Studies

Author: Martin Troendle Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2020

Classical Concert Studies: A Companion to Contemporary Research and Performance is a landmark publication that maps out a new interdisciplinary field of Concert Studies, offering fresh ways of understanding the classical music concert in the twenty-first century. It brings together essays, research articles, and case studies from scholars and music professionals including musicians, music managers, and concert designers. Gathering both historical and contemporary cases, the contributors draw on approaches from sociology, ethnology, musicology, cultural studies, and other disciplines to create a rich portrait of the classical concert's past, present, and future. Based on two earlier volumes published in German under the title Das Konzert (The Concert), and with a selection of new chapters written for the English edition, this companion enables students, researchers, and practitioners in the classical and contemporary music fields to understand this emerging field of research, go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and methodologies, and spark a renaissance for the classical concert.

Itake-Over

Itake-Over

Author: David Arditi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

The second edition of iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Streaming Era sheds light on the way large corporations appropriate new technology to maintain their market dominance in a capitalist system. To date, scholars have erroneously argued that digital music has diminished the power of major record labels. In iTake-Over, sociologist David Arditi suggests otherwise, adopting a broader perspective on the entire issue by examining how the recording industry strengthened copyright laws for their private ends at the expense of the broader public good. Arditi also challenges the dominant discourse on digital music distribution, which assumes that the recording industry has a legitimate claim to profitability at the expense of a shared culture. Arditi specifically surveys the actual material effects that digital distribution has had on the industry. Most notable among these is how major record labels find themselves in a stronger financial position today in the music industry than they were before the launch of Napster, largely because of reduced production and distribution costs and the steady gain in digital music sales. Moreover, instead of merely trying to counteract the phenomenon of digital distribution, the RIAA and the major record labels embraced and then altered the distribution system.

Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship

Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship

Author: James Harrington Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Building a Career in Opera from School to Stage: Operapreneurship provides early-career singers with an overview of the structure of the opera industry and tools for strategically approaching a career within it. Today's voice students leave the conservatory with better training than ever, but often face challenges to managing their own careers after graduation. This book addresses what singers need to know in order to craft a career path in the contemporary landscape of opera. Readers learn about the opera industry's structure, common pathways and entry points, non-academic training programs, researching and evaluating opportunities, crafting professional documents and media, and what it means to be a professional opera singer. Written by a singer with recent experience in the industry-and particularly the emerging phase-this book is a practical guide for all singers embarking on a career in opera. The author's website, www.OperaCareers.com, hosts additional resources including databases of training programs, guides and templates for creating professional documents, as well as articles addressing current industry issues and interviews with subject matter experts.

Played Out on the Strip

Played Out on the Strip

Author: Janis L. McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2020

From 1940 to 1989, nearly every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip employed a full-time band or orchestra. After the late 1980s, when control of the casinos changed hands from independent owners to corporations, almost all of these musicians found themselves unemployed. Played Out on the Strip traces this major shift in the music industry through extensive interviews with former musicians. In 1989, these soon-to-be unemployed musicians went on strike. Janis McKay charts the factors behind this strike, which was precipitated by several corporate hotel owners moving to replace live musicians with synthesizers and taped music, a strategic decision made in order to save money. The results of this transitional period in Las Vegas history were both long-lasting and far-reaching for the entertainment industry. With its numerous oral history interviews and personal perspectives from the era, this book will appeal to readers interested in Las Vegas history, music history, and labor issues.

Writing the Record

Writing the Record

Author: Devon Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2020

During the mid-1960s, a small group of young journalists made it their mission to write about popular music, especially rock, as something worthy of serious intellectual scrutiny. Their efforts not only transformed the perspective on the era's music but revolutionised how Americans have come to think, talk, and write about popular music ever since. In Writing the Record, Devon Powers explores this shift by focusing on The Village Voice, a key publication in the rise of rock criticism. Revisiting the work of early pop critics such as Richard Goldstein and Robert Christgau, Powers shows how they stood at the front lines of the mass culture debates, challenging old assumptions and hierarchies and offering pioneering political and social critiques of the music. Part of a college-educated generation of journalists, Voice critics explored connections between rock and contemporary intellectual trends such as postmodernism, identity politics, and critical theory. In so doing, they became important forerunners of the academic study of popular culture that would emerge during the 1970s. Drawing on archival materials, interviews, and insights from media and cultural studies, Powers not only narrates a story that has been long overlooked but also argues that pop music criticism has been an important channel for the expression of public intellectualism. This is a history that is particularly relevant today, given the challenges faced by criticism of all stripes in our current media environment. Powers makes the case for the value of well-informed cultural criticism in an age when it is often suggested that everyone is a critic.

The Ballad of Tommy Lipuma

The Ballad of Tommy Lipuma

Author: Ben Sidran Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Paved

Paved

Author: Silkk the Shocker Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

The Road Book - A Musician's Guide

The Road Book - A Musician's Guide

Author: Jeff Coffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry

Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry

Author: Catherine (RMIT University, Australia) Strong Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Gender inequality is universally understood to be a continued problem in the music industry. This volume presents research that uses an industry-based approach to examine why this gender imbalance has proven so hard to shift, and explores strategies that are being adopted to try and bring about meaningful change in terms of women and gender diverse people establishing ongoing careers in music. The book focuses on three key areas: music education; case studies that explore practices in the music industry; and activist spaces. Sitting at the intersection between musical production, the creative industries and gender politics, this volume brings together research that considers the gender politics of the music industry itself. It takes a global approach to these issues, and incorporates a range of genres and theoretical approaches. At a time when more attention than ever is being paid to gender and music, this volume presents cutting edge research that contributes to current debates and offers insights into possible solutions for the future.

The Artist Entrepreneur

The Artist Entrepreneur

Author: Ronald C. McCurdy, Richard E. Goodstein, Eric J. Lapin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

The conventional means of pursuing an arts career is evolving at a rapid pace, and a paradigm shift is required for artists to re-invent how they will shape their own careers. To do so, one must have the tools and a vision for what is possible. As such, this book will firstly discuss how to unlock and nurture the creative process. Attacking creativity as a process to be honed will allow the student to develop the big idea projects necessary to be successful in today's arts performance landscape. In addition to the creative process, the typical college curriculum also never addresses what a technical rider is, how an artist protects their intellectual property, how composers obtain commissions, how to communicate with arts presenters, book a tour, handle the logistics of a tour, deal with taxes and bookkeeping, or understand contracts with gallery owners or presenters. As traditional performing jobs wane, a sea change in student preparation is needed. Addressing students across the artistic spectrum, this book offers ideas and examples of ways to develop a new generation of Artist Entrepreneurs prepared for the new arts economy.

The Artist Entrepreneur

The Artist Entrepreneur

Author: Ronald C. McCurdy, Richard E. Goodstein, Eric J. Lapin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2019

The conventional means of pursuing an arts career is evolving at a rapid pace, and a paradigm shift is required for artists to re-invent how they will shape their own careers. To do so, one must have the tools and a vision for what is possible. As such, this book will firstly discuss how to unlock and nurture the creative process. Attacking creativity as a process to be honed will allow the student to develop the big idea projects necessary to be successful in today's arts performance landscape. In addition to the creative process, the typical college curriculum also never addresses what a technical rider is, how an artist protects their intellectual property, how composers obtain commissions, how to communicate with arts presenters, book a tour, handle the logistics of a tour, deal with taxes and bookkeeping, or understand contracts with gallery owners or presenters. As traditional performing jobs wane, a sea change in student preparation is needed. Addressing students across the artistic spectrum, this book offers ideas and examples of ways to develop a new generation of Artist Entrepreneurs prepared for the new arts economy.

How To Make It in the New Music Business

How To Make It in the New Music Business

Author: Ari Herstand Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

How to Make It in the New Music Business has become the go-to resource for do it yourself musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Inspiring thousands to stop waiting around for that big break , Ari Herstand returns, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the tools at our fingertips. Including the latest trends and developments in the bustling UK music scene, he offers inspiring success stories across media. With the overarching theme of making real connections with human beings, it is a must-have for anyone navigating the complex yet advantageous modern music landscape.