Introduction to the Music Industry: Midwest Edition is an introduction to the music industry, and can be considered a primer for two reasons.
- It covers the primary, most important information about the present state of the music and entertainment industry and how we got here. You will also learn how music is recorded, marketed, licensed, and performed.
- It is meant to help prime the pump and contribute to the development of the music and entertainment industry in the Midwest, by identifying and reporting on special opportunities in the region.
The foundation in music industry practices and pointers toward new opportunities are designed to help you understand the business and where you might fit in. The suggestions for practical activities will help you begin.
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Introduction to the Music Industry by Robert Willey is an excellent publication, which could be used for both an introductory "Music Business I" course as well as the second semester course. I especially like the resources shared and the sections called "For Further Investigation" and "Do It Yourself" which appear at the end of the chapters. These sections offer ideas for projects and further research!
- Denise Grupp-Verbon at Owens State Community College