If you have not reset your password since 2017, please use the 'forgot password' link below to reset your password and access your SAGE online account.
This is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to know how the modern music industry works. Students will find it clear and enjoyable to read, musicians will find it revealing and helpful, and budding music entrepreneurs will find it provides real insights. It is up-to-date, informed by the realty of the modern music business, and balances theory with practice.Tim WallProfessor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, Birmingham City University
Helpful for reserach projects in course, written papers etc.
The book is a nice support for any course on the music industries, their functioning, role, problematic issues, etc. It has a good balance of theoretical concepts and empirical examples.
Useful for business students who wish to critically examine music as an industry
very helpful introduction to international popular music and media studies
A good overview and collection for an introductive course.
It contains many interesting case studies with very current themes. Unfortunately the structure seems a bit random.
Very good resource, although of course crippled by the reality of its own existence as a printed text!
Great book, really useful for music and music business students.
I found the books accessible and informative for certain aspects of this course but as the course isnot entirely about popular music, it cannot be essential reading.
A great source that pulls together useful information and examples across many facets of the music industries - managing to stay relevant to current technological changes with a grounding in established industry structures.
An insightful investigation into the contemporary music industry which is essential reading for all undergraduate music students. Numerous components of the text are not well represented in other similar books, and it also avoids possessing an American focus. It was well-written, organised and thoroughly interesting. A large number of examples augmented many of the points raised and helped to contextualised the study.
This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.