Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
Main Library General Collection ML 102 .P66 C66 2003
Part II, "The Industry," within Volume 1 defines both general and technical terms and contains discussions on copyright, deals and contracts, management and marketing, publishing, recording, and labor unions.
Dictionary of Music Production and Engineering Terminology
Main Library Reference ML 102 .M85 W3 1988
Terms have been taken from the worlds of advertising, business, computers, digital recordings, engineering, movies, music publishing, the record industry, studio equipment, unions, and video/television.
Dictionary of Musical Technology
Main Library Reference ML 102 .E4 C37 1992
Contains 600 copiously illustrated main entries and 200 subsidiary ones covering such topics as traditional and electronic instruments, computer music composition, microphone placement, and psychoacoustics.
Musical America: International Directory of the Performing Arts
Main Library Reference ML 12 .M88
While international in scope, it focuses primarily on North America. Lists dance and opera companies, choral groups, festivals, music schools, contests, foundations and awards, publishers, professional organizations, managers, and magazines and trade papers.
Main Library Reference MT 67 .S657
Contains entries listing music publishers, record companies and producers, audiovisual firms, managers and agents, classical groups, and theatre companies.
This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Business and Legal Issues of the Music Industry
Main Library General Collection ML 3790 .S5 2007
Presents chapters on business trends and transformations, contracts, royalties, labor agreements, copyright and trademarks, piracy and counterfeiting, international publishing, privacy and publicity rights, and recording technology. Three appendixes: music industry organizations, contract checklists, and current U.S. licensing and collection practices for digital uses.
An interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States maintained at Princeton University. Contains selected monographs, serials, reports, papers, proceedings, articles, and books (1965 to 2009) relevant to arts and cultural policy studies.
The first place to check for statistics on the United States. Updated annually, it lists social, political, economic, and demographic data. Search using words such as "music" or "entertainment" in either the online version or the print edition index to find relevant data.