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concert-music-reference-books Commissioning Music: A Basic Guide
New York: Meet the Composer, 2009.

This pamphlet guides composers toward negotiating equitable commissions. It helps to answer frequent inquiries relating to commissioning from ASCAP members and music users. To obtain a copy call (212) 645-6949 or email mtc@meetthecomposer.org.


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This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Music Industryconcert-music-reference-books
M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel, John M Gross,
and Jonathan Feinstein. Billboard Books, 2007 (10th edition).

Now in its tenth edition, This Business of Music has been revised and completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the ever-evolving music business. Every chapter has been revised. An entirely new chapter has been added, asking and answering the question "Are there borders in cyberspace?" The answer is yes, and the book clearly and concisely explains what they are and how to maintain them. Commentary on recent legislation, a reader-friendly summary of the laws on copyright duration, and much more insightful analysis--plus fully updated lists of music organizations and important websites--make This Business of Music indispensable for musicians, agents, managers, marketers, music publishers and groups, colleges and universities, and everyone who wants to make music and make money.
See also More About This Business Of Music (below).
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More About This Business of Musicconcert-music-reference-books
M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel. Watson-Guptill Publications; 5th edition, 1994.

A companion to This Business of Music, this volume focuses on six areas of music not covered in detail in the larger edition: serious music, religious music, jazz, the production and sale of printed music, background music and transcriptions, and live performances. See also This Business Of Music (above).
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International Directory of the Performing Arts 2007concert-music-reference-books
Musical America Publications, 2006.

Introduced in 1920, this annual directory covers the world ofperforming arts used by concert facilities, classical performers, artists'managers, and musicfestivals. It is comprised of narrative reviews of the past year in musicanddance along with over 700 pages of listings and tables, and it also offersaprestigious annual awards program for Musician of the Year, and others. For subscription information, call (800) 221-5488, ext. 7783.
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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musiciansconcert-music-reference-books
H. Wiley Hitchock, Stanley Sadie, editors. Oxford University Press, 1986.

The most comprehensive academic reference work on American music inprint today, this dictionary covers the spectrum of American music as wellas the full range of popular music (including musical theater and popular song, rock, camp meeting, jazz, country and dance music).
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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musiciansconcert-music-reference-books
Stanley Sadie, editor. Washington, DC: Grove's Dictionaries of Music Inc., 1996.

This is the standard, fully international, multi-volume musical reference work for the English-speaking world. Of particular interest willbe the biographical entries for composers, which include lists of works. There are also articles on the music history of many countries, traditional and folk music, bibliography, and a wide range of other topics.
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