Course Research Pages
MCM 329: Music Industry
Sample Subject Headings for Finding Books in the Book and Media Catalog
Reference Books in Bowman Library
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990. [Electronic resource]
Carr, Ian. Jazz: The Rough Guide. R ML102.J3 C325 1995
R & R Ratings Report and Directory. R PN1991.3 .U6 R32 2009
Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll. R ML102.R6 R64 2001
Sterling, Christopher H. and Michael C. Keith. The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio. R TK6544 .M84 2004 v. 1-3
Biography in Context - Biographies on people throughout history. Search by name or use the "Occupation" tab to search for a list of musicians, composers, etc.
CQ Researcher - Timely reports on current and controversial issues. Search for topics such as hip-hop, the future of the music industry, and downloading.
EBSCOhost - Our largest collection of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, covering many topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online reference books, useful for background information on music topics.
LexisNexis Academic - Search for music industry news in this collection of newspapers and magazines.
Selected Web Sites
ASCAP: The American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
"ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly."
BMI: Broadcast Music, Inc.
Deals with royalties to songwriters, composers, and music publishers.
Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Select "Experience the Museum," then "Inductees" to view by artist name or year inducted. Artists' entries include bios.
A non-profit dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic
An international organization representing the music industry. See both the Resources and Statistics sections for various reports, including one on the American music business, plus annual digital music reports.
Pew Internet and American
Search for reports on music downloading and podcasting.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Select "Inductees" and search by name to find musician bios.
Social Science Research Network
Search here for scholarly and legal articles and reports on music industry topics, such as downloading.
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