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Music Business


This guide provides a variety of resources to find information about the music business.  Use the tabs on the left to find books, articles, images, and videos through the library; or use the websites tab to find information outside the library.

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Keywords to Use

Sometimes when you are searching you already know the title and or author. In that case, it's best to do an author or title search in the library catalog. However, there will be many times when you don't know exactly what you are looking for, and then a keyword or subject search will be necessary.

When searching in the library for an article about music and business, try searching different combinations of keywords to find sources, such as:

  • Try searching for a specific artist or musical group
  • Try searching for different aspects of business: marketing, advertising, budget, for example:
    • advertising AND musicians
    • budget AND tour AND musicians
    • marketing AND bands
    • advertising AND [specific artist]
  • Try searching for a specific genre of music, along with an aspect of business:
    • songwriters AND advertising
    • rap musicians AND marketing

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