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Books in the Music Library on the Music Business
  • Artist Management for the Music Business
    Artist Management for the Music Business provides clear, in-depth information on what to do as an artist manager and how to do it, preparing the reader for the realities of directing the careers of performers in the risky but rewarding music business. The book prepares the reader for a successful career looking at the application of classic management theory to artist management, featuring profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available on the companion website. Artist Management for the Music Business is written for record industry employees who want to know both what to do as a professional artist manager and how to do it as well as for all students studying music business or industry programs. *Key industry insight for both the new and experienced artist managers *Exclusive planning and management tools *Successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage *Fully cited text from literature, personal interviews, and personal experience of the author. *Career and business planning for the artist manager including fully detailed and exclusive career plan template for an artist.
    • Location(s): ScienceDirect (Online service)
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  • The Complete Guide to Game Audio: For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, and Game Developers
    Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this exhaustive, indispensable resource for game audio. Develop the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multibillion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process-from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right equipment to keeping your clients happy. Create music and sound effects for games. Master the exacting specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on the various gaming platforms and systems. Technical considerations are explained in detail so that game audio professionals can make sense of complicated systems, learn about the highly involved programming elements, and create high quality audio without a hitch. This new edition includes: * Information on hot new next-generation game consoles - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP. * The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples and sample business contracts. --Aaron Marks is a highly influential industry leader who remains active in all aspects of game audio. Marks won Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast - Game Audio Network Guild Awards - 2002; and he is also an award-winning composer and sound designer (2004 Game Tunnel - Best Sound in an Independent Game of the Year Award - I of the Enemy). His knowledge is sought after and can help any game audio specialist grow in his/her field. --Exhaustive, Indispensable resource for Game Audio - so that game audio professionals can do things like learn how to set up a studio, make a demo reel, find the work, bid on contracts, negotiate deals with clients and win the contracts. --Technical considerations explained in detail so that game audio professionals can make sense of complicated systems, learn about the highly involved programming elements, and create high quality audio without a hitch. --DVD includes audio samples, demos, interviews, and Dolby's latest Sound Development Kit so that game composers and sound designers can benefit quickly and easily by porting to their own work. Discusses creation of music and sound effects for games, and covers technical specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on various gaming platforms and systems. Technical considerations are emphasized for the benefit of the game audio professional. Second edition includes information about the newest-generation gaming consoles, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP. Companion DVD-ROM features audio and cinematic examples, along with sample business contracts.
    • Location(s): ScienceDirect (Online service) via UMN Libraries Catalog
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  • Dictionary of American Pop/Rock: Rock, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Films, Musical Theater, Recording & Music Business Authentication Required
    • Location(s): TMUSI REF ML102 .P66 S5 1982 Non-circulating
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  • Performing Arts Management:A Handbook of Professional Practices
    This comprehensive volume presents readers with tried and tested, winning strategies from more than 100 highly successful managers across the entire performing arts spectrum, from theatre to classical music, and from opera to dance. It also includes discussions on how to attract funding, career development and much more.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto PN1584 .S74 2008 )
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  • Web Marketing for the Music Business
    Title: Web marketing for the music business Author/Creator: Thomas W Hutchison (Thomas William) Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press/Elsevier Date: ©2008 Format: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.; volume Language: English Subjects: Music trade; Internet marketing Description: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Ch. 1. Development of Music Marketing on the Internet -- Ch. 2. State of the Market -- Ch. 3. Overall Music Marketing Strategy -- Ch. 4. Domains and Hosts: Nuts and Bolts -- Ch. 5. Creating the Web Site -- Ch. 6. HTML and Scripts -- Ch. 7. Optimizing and Monitoring Your Web Site to Increase Visitation -- Ch. 8. Audio and Video for Your Web Site -- Ch. 9. E-commerce: Product Ordering and Fulfillment -- Ch. 10. Finding Your Online Market -- Ch. 11. Successful Promotion on the Web -- Ch. 12. Social Networking Sites -- Ch. 13. Internet Obstacles -- Ch. 14. Mobile Media -- Ch. 15. Mobile Musk Marketing -- Online Resources for the Music Business. Development of music marketing on the internet -- State of the market -- Overall music marketing strategy -- Domains and hosts: nuts and bolts -- Creating the web site -- HTML and scripts -- Optimizing and monitoring your web site to increase visitation -- Audio and video for your web site -- E-commerce: product ordering and fulfillment -- Finding your online market -- Successful promotion on the web -- Social networking sites -- Internet obstacles -- Mobile media -- Mobile music marketing. Summary: "Using Web Marketing for the Music Business you can create a powerful web site that captures your audience, allowing them to see, hear and buy your music." "Market your band using sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Youtube, where you will interact with your fans using viral marketing, blogs, message boards and fan generated content. You will learn to coordinate your offline and online promotions for maximum effect." "Drawing on his vast experience and the knowledge of a whole plethora of industry experts, Hutchison brings you the best marketing advice." "This is the perfect book for do-it-yourself musicians, managers and labels who want to maximize sales and exposure or the industry professional seeking information on new media."--BOOK JACKET. Interested in promoting, selling and distributing music online, got the website but not sure what to do next? is Web Marketing for the Music Business designed to help develop the essential internet presence they want and need. Looking at how the web has developed, providing instructions on how to set up a web site as well as how to use the Internet to promote the artist and the web site. The book includes information on maximizing web sites to increase traffic, online grassroots marketing tactics that will advance an artists career and social networking sites such as MySpace. There is also a dedicated website with online resources for web support to give the information needed to confidently market music online. * Provides instruction on promoting both music and the artist in the internet, showing how to develop maximum online exposure * Offers guidance in web site development, to save money by getting the right site up and running first time * Understand how the Internet is used by experts in the music business, benefit from their experience to make the internet work for you.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library General Collection ML3790 .H986 2008
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  • What is Music Production
    To complete an album, a producer needs to know what goes into capturing great music and teasing out inspirational performances from artists. As a producer, you are guiding not only the music, but also the business and the technical aspects of an album. What Is Music Production? is a 'guide to this guidance'. Formed from a blend of solid information extracted from detailed interviews, the book focuses on the process of music production, providing insight into the producer's work and activity. Whether you are a student or just starting your professional career, What is Music Production? explains what you need to know - from working with artists, songs, pre-production, mixing, and mastering to the finance and budgeting, to glean a professional result. Combining the "how to be" with online assets and interviews, this book arms you with a vital insight into the business of being a music producer. * Unravels some of the mystery behind producing records from the producer's perspective * Learn about the changing role of the producer in the music industry, looking towards the future * Based on the practice of key producers and music production professionals.
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Books in the Music Library on Careers in Music
  • Careers in Music Librarianship
    Provides career resources and guidance for current and future music librarians as well as insights for mentors and educators of music librarians.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection (ML111 .C33 2014 )
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