Packed with case studies, this book:
* Takes the reader on a journey from Glastonbury and the X-Factor to house concerts and crowd-funded releases;
* Demystifies management, publishing and recording contracts, and the world of copyright, intellectual property and music piracy;
* Explains how digital technologies have changed almost all aspects of music making, performing, promotion and consumption;
* Explores all levels of the music industries, from micro-independent businesses to corporate conglomerates;
* Enables students to meet the challenge of the transforming music industries.
This is the must-have primer for understanding and getting ahead in the music industries. It is essential reading for students of popular music in media studies, sociology and musicology.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 18 mm
Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, Birmingham City University