What are the best books about music business?

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    #1Live At the Brixton Academy

    Live At the Brixton Academy
    Live At the Brixton Academy: A riotous life in the music business is an autobiography written by Simon Parkes with contribution from J.S. Rafaeli. It was released in 2014 and is about the evolution of Parkes' music club.
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    Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Live At the Brixton Academy: A riotous life in the music business is an autobiography by Simon Parkes. It is available from Amazon for $31.74 for a paperback. The story covers Parkes time and efforts getting his music club up and running. It is an interesting read and worth checking out. It fits the topic nicely."
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    #2Hit Men

    Hit Men

    Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business is a study book written by Fredric Dannen. It was originally released in 1991. It is about the deadly and greedy world of music entertainment.

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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I feel this might be one of the best books that elaborates on how the music business operates. It seems to be complete in its discussion of the subject and it's very well written and easy to understand the way things operate."
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    #3How To Make It in the New Music Business

    How To Make It in the New Music Business

    How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician is a guidebook written by Ari Herstand with a foreword from Derek Sivers.

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    #4All You Need to Know About the Music Business (Ninth Edition)

    All You Need to Know About the Music Business (Ninth Edition)

    All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition is the latest book written by Donald S. Passman about the status of the music business. It was released in 2015. It was praised by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

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    Harry Long
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book is a clear and concise take on the music industry and how to make it in music as a business. There may be better resources for this sort of information out there, but this is a great starting point, and quite popular among readers as well."
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    #5Godfather of the Music Business

    Godfather of the Music Business

    Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy is a biography written by Richard Carlin. It was published in 2016. it is about the man who opened the first integrated clubs on Broadway and helped enrich music in modern history.

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    George Hall
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Morris Levy is not a very beloved man, as the name might suggest. Sometimes the best biographies and insights into an industry come through reading about the best of the worst people in that industry. The Godfather of the Music Business has an apt title, and although the book focuses primarily on Levy's dealings with jazz musicians, the book is great for those looking to learn the history of the music world."
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    #6How Music Works

    How Music Works
    How Music Works is a study book written by historian and anthropologist David Byrne. It was released in 2009. It is about how era and culture affect music and vice versa.
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    Lin Hao
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Very interesting trip through the music business history written by someone obviously intimately knowledgable about it. If you have even a mild interest in a product you have probably listened to all your life this is a recommended exposure and a vivid trip into the topic. The solution points at a well know music industry source and describes his qualifications for the book."
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    #7Music Law

    Music Law

    Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business is a guidebook written by musician and lawyer Richard Stim. It was released in 2006 and became a bestseller. It lays out a step-by-step plan on how to improve and market a band.

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    #8Making a Living in Your Local Music Market

    Making a Living in Your Local Music Market

    Making a Living in Your Local Music Market: Realising Your Marketing Potential is a guidebook written by Dick Weissman with contribution from Ron Sobel, a Los Angeles ASCAP officer. It was released in 1999.

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    Virginia Gutiérrez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Dream of being a music star? But need help getting your talent showcased? Making a Living in Your Local Music Market is a book written by someone who has gone through the experience and might help you. Dick Weissman will guide you gently along your musical path to find success."
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    #9The Indie Band Survival Guide

    The Indie Band Survival Guide
    The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual for the Do-It-Yourself Musician is a guidebook written by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan. It was published in August 2008. it is about ways to cheaply sell your music.
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    Joshua Hoffman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "“The Internet is an extraordinary opportunity for musicians to make and profit from their music. i liked tha book"
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    #10Turning Pro

    Turning Pro

    Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work is a guidebook written by Steven Pressfield. It was released in May 2012 as a sequel to the author's bestselling book The War of Art. It is about how amateurs can work as a pro.

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    Samuel Hawkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A beautiful piece of work. I love how the author wrote the book making it seem like he himself was giving the reader advice. The book is touching and truly life-changing. The book is all about embracing the creative self and being authentic. It is a book about nourishing the soul and breaking free creatively. I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling to pursue their creative endeavors in music or otherwise. "
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    #11Trader (Newford)

    Trader (Newford)

    Trader is an urban science fiction fantasy and the forth book in Newford series written by Charles de Lint. This book is about a guitar maker named Max Trader. It is first published in 1997 and Tor Books reprinted it in 2005.

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    Cynthia Rodriguez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "What if you find yourself in the middle of a life you did not create? It's an interesting story-line. What creates your ability to thrive? Is it your circumstances or is it who you are? Trader explores the possibilities. BUT, not very well. I'm going to have to go with about a three on this one. I liked the premise but the author could have done better. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about music business
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Live At the Brixton AcademyBooks 27 Paid
2Hit MenBooks 24 Paid
3How To Make It in the New Music BusinessBooks 22 Paid
4All You Need to Know About the Music Business (Ninth Edition)Books 21 Paid
5Godfather of the Music BusinessBooks 20 Paid
6How Music WorksBooks 18 Paid
7Music LawBooks 17 Paid
8Making a Living in Your Local Music MarketBooks 17 Paid
9The Indie Band Survival GuideBooks 15 Paid
10Turning ProBooks 14 Paid
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