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Title: The Guerilla Guide to the Music Business
Author: Davis, Sarah
Publisher: Continuum
ISBN: 9780826417916
Call Number: 780.23 D296g2
Notes: A handbook for surviving and succeeding as an artist in the music industry with information and interviews with professionals about touring, recording, rehearsing, demos, radio promotion, and understanding when and why to use managers, publishers, PR people, lawyers, and accountants in your music career. Limited availability.

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Title: How to Get a Job in the Music Industry
Author: Hatschek, Keith
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 9780876390726
Call Number: 780.2373 H287h2
Notes: Practical strategies for landing your dream job in the music business as well as information on career opportunities, new media, networking strategies, and resume tips, as well as a resource directory and interviews with the pros.

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Title: Getting Signed! : an Insider's Guide to the Record Industry
Author: Howard, George
Publisher: Berklee Press
ISBN: 9780876390450
Call Number: 780.2373 H832g
Notes: Producer and musician George Howard provides practical advice for aspiring recording artists about landing a record deal--from preparing your music, to targeting a label, to getting your demo into the hands of industry people who will actually listen to it. Limited availability.

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Title: Label Launch : a Guide to Independent Record Recording, Promotion, and Distribution
Author: Kalmar, Veronika
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312263503
Call Number: 780.688 K126L
Notes: Designed as a primer for independent record label start-ups, this book discusses every aspect of starting an independent label, from acquiring tax I.D. numbers to distributing product and making sure your artists' music gets heard. Limited availability.

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Title: This Business of Music
Author: Krasilovsky, M. William and Sydney Shemel
Publisher: Billboard
ISBN: 9780823077236
Call Number: 338.4778 K864t4
Notes: The granddaddy of music business books is now in its 10th edition. This is written by attorneys and strongly covers the legal issues in this field. Limited availability.

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Title: Managing Your Band : Artist Management : the Ultimate Responsibility
Author: Marcone, Stephen
Publisher: HiMarks
ISBN: 9780965125048
Call Number: 780.23 M333m3
Notes: A very comprehensive book covering publicity, marketing, touring, merchandising, contracts, trademarks, branding and record companies. Limited availability.

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Title: All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Author: Passman, Donald S.
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780743293181
Call Number: 780.2373 P267a6
Notes: One of the most widely-read general titles on different aspects of the music business, now in its 6th edition.

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Title: Music Business Made Simple : a Guide to Becoming a Recording Artist
Author: Rudsenske, J. Scott
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0825672953
Call Number: 780.23 R835M
Notes: Entertainment attorney J.S. "Skip" Rudsenske provides insight about the industry and practical tools for musicians looking to begin a professional recording career.

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Title: Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
Author: Schulenberg, Richard
Publisher: Billboard
ISBN: 9780823083640
Call Number: 343.7307 Sch81L2
Notes: A comprehensive reference with in-depth discussions of every important music industry contract issue, including group agreements, live performances, free music on the Internet, the effect of the Millennium Copyright Act, ancillary rights, independent record labels, artists' rebellion and lawsuits against record labels and contracts, and the industry-wide downturn in record sales. Limited availability.

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Title: I Don't Need a Record Deal! : Your Survival Guide for the Indie Music Revolution
Author: Schwartz, Daylle Deanna
Publisher: Billboard
ISBN: 9780823079483
Call Number: 780.2373 Sch95i
Notes: A comprehensive step-by-step guide to the world of independent recording that draws on interviews from over 150 musicians and industry pros, showing you how to put out a CD and market it through the media, radio, clubs, and retail, and to develop opportunities for earning a living with your music as an independent artist. Limited availability.

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Title: Start and Run Your Own Record Label
Author: Schwartz, Daylle Deanna
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: 9780823079247
Call Number: 780.2373 Sch95s
Notes: This guidebook covers every aspect of starting, owning, and operating a record label, including financing your label, signing artists, music promotion, and legal affairs.