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One of the most comprehensive guides of its kind, the National Directory of Art Internships has again expanded its listings of entry/intern/fellowship opportunities for artists seeking experience in every art form produced in the U.S.A. Whether you're interested in Art/Design, Theatre Production, Music, Dance, Film or Arts Management, this Directory cites over 1,200 host organizations and more than twenty-five hundred internships across the country, in businesses and institutions who offer a wide variety of internship options for you to choose from in pursuing your arts vocation through the year 2000. And this year we have included in our listings the career field of journalism. Use this publication as a resource guide to make that bridge from emergence to paid professionalism.



Paperback: 480 pages

Publisher: National Network for Artist Placement; 11 edition (April 30, 2008)
Nnap, 2008-04-30
 
In Revolution or Renaissance, D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world economics and culture to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems threatening human and non-human life on this planet. After tracing the evolution of the economic age from the publication of Adam Smiths The Wealth of Nations in 1776 to the present, he turns his attention to culture, examining it both as a concept and as a reality. What emerges is a portrait of the world system of the future where culture is the central focus of development. According to Schafer, making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age is imperative if global harmony, environmental sustainability, economic viability, and human well-being are to be achieved.

D. PAUL SCHAFER has worked in the cultural field for four decades, undertaken a number of missions for UNESCO, and taught at York University and the University of Toronto. He is the author of many publications on culture and the arts, and is director of the World Culture Project.


ENDORSEMENT OF REVOLUTION OR RENAISSANCE

A unique power of Paul Schafers new book - Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age - is its comprehensive analysis of culture as a dominant force in global directions. He offers compelling arguments that the economic model guiding modern thinking must now be subsumed under a cultural model which provides a deeper and broader framework for grasping forces of today and tomorrow. This scholarly yet bold work helps strategically to orient us toward key contemporary issues.

James Peacock, author of The Anthropological Lens (Cambridge University Press, Revised Edition, 2001


REVIEW OF REVOLUTION OR RENAISSANCE
BY DR. JAMES PEACOCK, AUTHOR OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL LENS AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

They know The price of everything, the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde, characterizing the market mentality

This magnificent and terribly important book has two parts:
THE AGE OF ECONOMICS and THE AGE OF CULTURE. The first begins with Adam Smith, The Wealth of NATIONS and traces the growth and influence of the market mentality as it has come to dominate the world. Schafer is very thorough and very balanced in telling this story and analyzing implications. In conclusion, he offers an excellent comparison of strengths and weaknesses of the market model: its huge achievements but also huge deficits.

The second part, THE AGE OF CULTURE, also is historically grounded, notably tracing the concept of culture back to the Romans, to Herder, and others, but the main emphasis is on the systematic power of the culture model to transform and save humanity. Here he expands the idea of culture to affirm its organic potential. Especially he is concerned to show how it includes the idea of ecology. If economy forces by its logic destruction of the earth (and one might imagine he would be critical of efforts at sustainable development where market incentives prompt ecology to a point but arguably only to a point), culture by its logic invites a more organic and holistic way of life that utilizes the marketplace where appropriate but is also grounded in life space and meaning as opposed to profit alone. A great strength of this argument and its presentation is that it is comprehensive. The authors knowledge is vast and he succeeds better than anyone I know in synthesizing this knowledge in a compelling argument that leads to a conclusion that has powerful implications. We must change!

What counter-arguments can be made? A wide spectrum are likely, from the right and from the left. From the right will come the usual claims about the power of the marketplace. He has already anticipated and answered these, calmly agreeing with claims for results but showing how those results, viewed in a broader, more systematic perspective are on balance negative in crucial respects. From the left will also arise a spectrum of counter-arguments. Start with those economists who critique the inequality of wealth and class in the world and propose strategies to reduce that inequality. Paul Colliers THE BOTTOM BILLION is perhaps the best of these analyses currently, but the problem with this analysis is the problem with other primarily economic strategies and that is all that is left out, including effect on the environment. Proceed to cultural critics. Culture itself is critiqued from many angles. It is imperialistic, paternalistic, simplistic, essentialistic, etc. Throw it out, choose something else such as identity, history, or some more specific less baggage-laden term. The problem with these critiques is that they throw away a comprehensive and somewhat comprehensible and increasingly known concept for others that lack these powers. The proof is in the pudding. One must assess the merits of Schafers argument and, if one dismisses the term culture, try another but only pursue it if it does the job. Dismiss any term, choose a process instead of a concept? Fine, but do not forget the larger and most crucial process of all, which is to save humanity by moving from the age of economics to something else, here characterized as the age of culture.

My main concern is not with the argument itself which, on the whole, I find compelling, but with how to disseminate it. Schafers book is subdued: a clear, comprehensive statement which I wish every thinker and leader would read. But how to get this message out? A quick perusal of airport bookshops shows a large section on business and no section for this kind of humanistic thought. University press books are virtually absent. One avenue to influence is organizations. Here the market/media industry trumps everything and the kinds of cells and study groups that have incubated revolutions are too slow for the urgent needs for change in our society. Al Gore tried rock concerts for global warming. The best bet for this book might be to hitch this cultural transformation to the movement toward environmental change. In any case, step one is: read this book.
University of Ottawa Press, 2008-04-29
Innovative essays on establishing best practices in cultural landscape preservation.


Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapesthe combined fabric of the natural and man-made environmentsis a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volumecase studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Soundunderscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects.


Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U.


Richard Longstreth is professor of American studies and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University. A past president of the Society of Architectural Historians and vice president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, he has written extensively on architectural and urban history as well as on historic preservation subjects. Currently he is completing a detailed study, The Department Store Transformed, 19201960.



256 pages, April 2008, University of Minnesota Press
University of Minnesota Press, 2008-04-22
 
Booking Performance Tours is the quintessential guide for anyone involved in the touring of live arts and entertainmentas a producer, artist, presenter, agent, manager, or attorney. Industry insider Tony Micocci shares keen insights on:

Relationships among producers, agents, managers, and presenters
Negotiating styles
Taxation
Technology
Ethics in professional dealings
Booking strategies
Nonprofit versus commercial touring
Special considerations for booking Broadway and popular music
International touring
External factors affecting the field

Booking Performance Tours includes nearly 100 pages of appendixes containing engagement contracts, technical riders, deal memos, and representation contracts, with extensive point-by-point analyses of all provisions. This book is destined to become the classic reference for the industry.
Allworth Press, 2008-03-04
From the best-selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class, a brilliant new book on the surprising importance of place, with advice on how to find the right place for you.

It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beachhouse in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.

According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the "mating markets" in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs.

Who's Your City? offers the first available city rankings by life-stage, rating the best places for singles, families, and empty-nesters to reside. Florida's insights and data provide an essential guide for the more than 40 million Americans who move each year, illuminating everything from what those choices mean for our everyday lives to how we should go about making them.

Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends in business, communities, and lifestyles. His national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class was awarded the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Idea Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Basic Books Inc.,U.S., 2008-02-19
Despite technologies, many basic library activities still lend themselves to analysis and improvement. Author Richard Dougherty provides numerous examples and easy-to-apply tools and techniques that can be used to analyze what libraries are doing, how they are doing it, and how much time is required to do it. These tools include block diagrams, check sheets, flow process charts, work-flow diagrams, flow charts, through-put analysis, self-administered diary studies, and work sampling techniques. Specific examples from all areas of library operations are presented to illustrate how techniques can be applied to analyze what occurs at critical service areas.



Streamlining Library Services provides detailed information on how to diagnose problem areas using such tools as Pareto and fishbone charts; use techniques such as brainstorming and focus groups; organize a work flow study; and build and present cost studies. Special emphasis is placed on activities that should occur after the analysis is concluded, including data analysis as well as reporting study results and making recommendations to management, and guidelines are provided for managers and staff as they strive to streamline activities. The final two chapters should be of special interest to managers. The first chapter is devoted to implementation issues and strategies that must be addressed as new workflows and services are introduced, and the latter chapter focuses on organizational change issues and strategies for building staff support toward change.


Richard M. Dougherty is the founding publisher and editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship, was the Director of Libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley, was on the faculty at Syracuse University and the University of Michigan, and served as President of ALA. He has served as a consultant to numerous libraries striving to introduce organizational change and conducted many workshops on change management.


# Paperback: 272 pages

# Publisher: Scarecrow Press (February 2008)
Scarecrow Press, 2008-02-15
 
Budgets are getting lower, simultaneously the competitors become more and more. So the cultural sector is in the dire need of a long-acting restructuring . In the course of this structural modification entrepreneurship in the arts becomes more and more important.

In the second volume of An Anatomy of Ars Management the Institut für Kulturkonzepte Vienna and the Institut für Kulturkonzepte Hamburg pay attention to this trend and take part in the dialog around the very need of entrepreneurship in the arts with contributions from renowned authors and arts manager. The two main themes of this year`s volume are evaluation and theatre management.

An exercise in evaluation first requires targets to be set and mission statements to be defined and drawn up.The contributions by Oliver Bemmé and Birte Hedden look at the basic principles behind this very topic. The article by Birnkraut/Heller introduces a new evaluation system which has just produced its first, positive results in a practical setting.

Even the traditional German-speaking system of theatre has to face up to the economic challenge oft he 21st century. Therefore the contributions of the second chapter point up some strategies and approaches for theatre manager. Having been involved with the topic, Gregor Hopf is witnessing a constant reality check in the productions he oversees. Markus Miko presents the results of his latest studies, undertaken in 2007. Milena Dragievi ei offers an insight into the theatre landscape in Serbia, together with a look at the implications for arts policy. Yvonne Meyer from jazz organiser beeflat rounds things off with an insider`s view of the situation.

Finally Sebastian Berwerck writes about electronic music in the classical music scene, Sue Kay offers an insight into the management situation among British arts institutions, Monika Wagner reports on Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur, an initiative devoted to greater social justice, and Dirk Heinze from Kulturmanagement Network gives a review of the trends in 2007/2008.

With the launch of the volumes of An Anatomy of Ars Management the institutes establish a new link between research and practice in the field of arts management. This has been brought about by interdisciplinary contributions on a host of different themes an areas of activity. The first volume was published in 2007.

An Anatomy of Ars Management is a range of specialist books on arts management including articles in English and German.

Order at www.kulturkonzepte.at
2008-01-01
Over 600 exemplary policies, forms, and procedures for college and university libraries



Rebecca Brumleys Public Library Managers Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook (Starred Review, Library Journal) revolutionized the way public libraries create their policy and procedures manual. Now Brumley brings her winning formula to the academic library with this invaluable collection of expertly vetted sample policies, forms, and procedures for the college or university environment. This new handbook and CD-ROM package is divided into three parts Student and Faculty Services, Administrative Policies, and Collection Maintenance. Coverage includes:
Borrowing policies for students, faculty, alumni, visiting researchers, and university staff
Guidelines for interlibrary loan, reserves, holds, and recalls
Procedures for reference staffing, services, and resource sharing
Policies for computer workstation and Internet usage
Administrative documents for facilities maintenance, fund raising, exhibits and displays and more


The companion CD-ROM reproduces all 600+ forms, procedures, and policies, which can be used as is or customized for a specific library. This time- and labor-saving tool will find great use in college and university libraries of all sizes.



Hardcover: 425 pages

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub; Har/DVD edition (August 15, 2007)
Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007-10-30
 
Les années 90 sont marquées par une fréquentation accrue des musées et des sites. Le patrimoine est aussi le détonateur d'initiatives économiques spectaculaires dans des villes et des régions souvent oubliées. L'alliance tourisme-culture insère le patrimoine dans une dynamique économique et sociale européenne.



Claude Origet du Cluzeau, docteur en économie, est ingénieur-conseil en tourisme et culture.


# Poche: 127 pages

# Editeur : Presses Universitaires de France - PUF; 4e édition (5 octobre 2007)
Presses Universitaires de France - PUF, 2007-10-05
 
Aimed at professionals within the Library and Information Science field, this book aims to provide library managers with the requisite skills to utilize the case study approach as an effective method for problem solving and deliberation. The first chapter discusses the case study as a research tool. The second chapter outlines the processes involved in conducting a case study. An actual case model is presented in the third chapter. The succeeding chapters include case studies written by library management students at Valdosta State University in the USA. The chapters include discussion questions, analyses, and alternative scenarios to provoke further thought and discussion. Key Features: 1. Written from a practitioner's perspective 2. Draws on the author's wide-ranging practical experience as a library director 3. Draws on the experience of library and information science students 4. Guides the reader though the case study process 5. Suggests strategies for establishing and maintaining appropriate political, ethical, and interpersonal relationships for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data and reporting the case study.


Editor: Ravonne Green is an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University in the MLIS program where she teaches library management courses.


Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd (March 26, 2007)
Chandos Publishing, 2007-09-30
 
Worldwide tours, internet downloads, international album distribution--the global market for music is expanding with lightning speed, and that means big opportunities for everyone in the music business. The main obstacle? Lack of knowledge. The world market is packed with opportunity, but its also full of cultural, regulatory, administrative, legal, political, and logistical pitfalls. This Business of Global Music Marketing offers a map of the world, with full information on how to break into the global market, how to distribute records abroad, how to find an audience, how to package records to appeal to local markets, how to establish partnerships with foreign businesses, how to deal with different rules of trade, and much more. A companion volume to author Tad Lathrops top-selling This Business of Music Marketing and Promotion, This Business of Global Music Marketing offers everyone in the music business a chance to go global.


Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Billboard Books (August 21, 2007)
Watson-Guptill, 2007-09-01
 
This concise guidebook explains the purpose and expected benefits of international cultural cooperation, its risks and strategic issues, models and success factors. International cultural cooperation is analyzed here as a trajectory of professional development of individual and institutional operators and as a strategy to build an integrated, inclusive cultural space that will enhance the notion of European citizenship. Examples are offered from all parts of Europe and all disciplines. Cultural cooperation has been traditionally conceived as a matter of national governments and national cultural and foreign policy, not in a broad supranational perspective and not from the point of view of cultural operators themselves. Students previously had to rely on occasional articles and some governmental and academic studies of a rather narrow focus and national perspective.

Paperback: 172 pages

Publisher: Central European University Press (September 2007)
Central European University Press, 2007-09-01
 
With the launch of its new book, An Anatomy of Arts Management, the Institut für Kulturkonzepte - based in Hamburg and Vienna - establishes a new link between research and practice in the field of arts management. This has been brought about by interdisciplinary contributions on a host of different themes and areas of activity.


Contributions from across the world serve to underline the ever growing internationalisation of arts management, allowing the reader a global perspective. An Anatomy of Arts Management will be appearing for the first time in 2007 is planned as an annual publication. The book will be
available both in English and in German.


Volume 1 of An Anatomy of Arts Management is broken down into three sections. This first issue focuses mainly on entrepreneurship in the arts, an area of ever growing significance. The restructuring of the arts sector, coupled with shrinking public budgets, means that it is increasingly important for those in the arts to think and act in a more enterprising manner. Various contributors, including Birgit Mandel (Germany), Karin Wolf (Austria) / Edith Jacob (Austria) and Sven Oliver Bemmé (Germany).


The second chapter develops this theme, concentrating on the business communitys responsibility towards - and co-operation with - the arts scene. The chapter first looks at the role of corporate commitments to the arts and culture, examining ways in which companies can best exercise this responsibility. Practical examples are used to highlight this trend. The chapter then goes on to examine collaborative models in the arts world, with a detailed look at their structure. Various contributors, including Connie Pirtle (USA), Timo Cantell (Finland) und Sabine Lurtz (Germany). The third chapter takes a general look at new trends and directions being pursued in art and arts management across the globe. Various contributors, including Constance Devereaux (USA), Tanja Thimm (Germany) and Isgard Rhein (Germany).


Publisher: Institut fuer Kulturkonzepte, 2007
http://www.kulturkonzepte.de
Institut für Kulturkonzepte Hamburg e.V., 2007-08-27
 
Allen prepares you for the realities of successfully directing the careers of talented performers in the high-risk, high-reward music business.



You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management and then learn the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finances, market an artist, and carve out a successful career path for both yourself and your clients.



The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the books companion website.



A peer reviewer for Artist Management for the Music Business proclaimed this is going to be an excellent text. It contains many unique insights and lots of valuable information. This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.



* Key industry insight for both new and experienced artist managers

* Exclusive planning and management tools

* Successful career strategies for managers and the artists they manage


Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Focal Press (June 29, 2007)
Focal Press, 2007-08-13
 
Museums have moved from a product to a marketing focus within the last ten years. This has entailed a painful reorientation of approaches to understanding visitors as customers; new ways of fundraising and sponsorship as government funding decreases; and grappling with using the internet for marketing.This book brings the latest in marketing thinking to bear on the museum sector taking into account both the commercial issues and social mission it involves. Carefully structured to be highly accessible the book offers: a contemporary and relevant and global approach to museum marketing written by authors in Britain, Australia, the United States, and Asia; an approach that reflects the particular challenges museums of varying sizes face when seeking to market an experience to a diverse set of stakeholders: audience; funders; sponsors and government; a particular focus on museum marketing in the 'Information Age'; and, major case studies at the beginning and end of each section of the book, and smaller case studies within chapters.The hugely experienced author team, includes both leading academics and practitioners to ensure the book has broad appeal and is both relevant, innovative and progressive in approach.

It will be essential reading for students in museum studies, non-profit marketing, and arts management and marketing. It will also be equally relevant for professionals working in and managing museums and galleries, heritage attractions and ministries of arts. This is the most up-to-date treatment of marketing museums with a global approach. There is a blend of academic and practitioner expertise to appeal to students and professionals seeking a contemporary and relevant approach. It features a range of international case studies that demonstrate the museum experience and draw out the particular challenges that museums and galleries of varying sizes and types face in the global marketplace.
Routledge, 2007-07-03
Significantly updated and expanded, the 6th edition of this classic text reflects the many changes that have recently taken place in libraries and library management. Students will acquire important knowledge about the complex and interrelated functions common to all organizations: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The book introduces new thoughts and techniques alongside those that have stood the test of time and trial. Contemporary examples are given to illustrate discussions on such themes as strategic planning and total quality management. The text exposes students to the technology and the political, economic and social environments that are powerful forces which influence the planning for information services today. At the same time, it outlines new knowledge, skills, and techniques that are required by staff members at every level of an organization's operations. An essential resource and professional guide, this book is a standard text in library management courses

The latest edition of this management classic sports a fresh new look to complement its updated content. It continues to cover all of the important functions involved in library management and development. New chapters on marketing, team building and ethics have been added; thought provoking mini-cases and other activities introduced or expanded; and more international materials referenced than ever before. A perennial favorite in the classroom, an invaluable reference source for information managers everywhere.



About the Author

ROBERT D. STUEART is International Consultant on Strategic Planning for Information Services and for Educational Program Development in Information Management. He is Dean and Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. He has received ALA's Melvil Dewey Medal, the OCLC-Humphrey's Award for International Librarianship, and the Beta Phi Mu Award. BARBARA B. MORAN is Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Paperback: 550 pages

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited; 7 edition (June 30, 2007)
Libraries Unlimited Inc.,U.S., 2007-06-30
 
Wikis, podcasts, mashups... Does everyone seem to know what they mean, except you? Or are you reasonably well informed but wondering what challenge to take on next? Following on the success of her "Technology for the Rest of Us", the author has assembled some of the most forward looking thinkers in the library world to describe the next generation of online tools. Each contributor introduces his or favourite technology, outlines its use and discusses its potential in today's library environment.




Table of Content:

Preface Steven Bell
Chapter 1: Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: What Librarians Need to Know (Elizabeth L. Black)
Chapter 2: Library Catalog 2.0 (Michael Casey)
Chapter 3: The Wonderful World of Wikis: Applications for Libraries (Chad Boeninger)
Chapter 4: Podcasting in Libraries (Chris Kretz)
Chapter 5: Handheld Computers in Libraries (Christopher Strauber)
Chapter 6: Mashups and Web Services (Eric Schnell}
Chapter 7: Online Social Networking (Brian S. Mathews)
Chapter 8: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging (Ellyssa Kroski)
Chapter 9: up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,a,b,select, start: Learning from Games and Gamers in Library 2.0 (David Ward)
Chapter 10: Library 2.0 and Virtual Worlds = Innovation + Exploration (Lori Bell, Tom Peters, and Kitty Pope)
Chapter 11: Digital Storytelling, Libraries, and Community (Karen Diaz and Anne M. Fields)
Suggested Readings
Index
About the Editor and Contributors

NANCY COURTNEY is Coordinator of Outreach and Learning at the Ohio State University Libraries. Since 2004, she has received two LSTA grants to fund technology training seminars for librarians in Ohio and has tried to make it her personal mission to provide opportunities for non-IT librarians to become familiar with technology topics. She has a B.A. in Classics from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.


Paperback: 164 pages

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Inc.,U.S. (30 Jun 2007)
Libraries Unlimited, 2007-06-30
 
Artists will find forms to help them organize their office: a twelve-month planning calendar, financial statement, sales agreement, model release, Form VA, rental-lease agreement, artist-agent agreement, slide reference sheet, competition record, target market chart, monthly project status, show planner, sample letters to various art world professionals, pricing worksheet, bill of sale, and many more.



Constance Smith began her career as an art rep in California. She has been assisting artists nationwide for over twenty years. She is author of the popular book Art Marketing 101.



Sue Viders has been an art marketing consultant for over thirty-five years.


Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: ArtNetwork (May 1, 2007)
Artnetwork Press, 2007-05-01
 
f you are a musician, composer, lyricist, performing artist, or music professional looking for a concise, easy-to-read reference work on the music business, this book is for you. It addresses-in a nutshell-all relevant details of the industry by offering what you need to know and cutting out the rest. "The Music Industry: The Practical Guide to Understanding the Essentials" is a collection of vital facts for those pursuing a career in the music industry with limited research time available. This book provides key pieces of information that have been gathered, summarized, structured, and put into context for easy comprehension. To understand the business and its workings, you must first grasp the basics. The author equips you with what you need to succeed, including: . the basic structures of the music industry . the workings, laws, and parties involved . today's music market, including the online market . how to protect your rights/copyright . how and what royalties are distributed and collected by beneficiaries nationally and internationally. Should you already have taken the initial steps and need clear-cut advice on how to proceed, this manual will also benefit you. If you find yourself in the midst of record contract negotiations, are about to meet with a record label, producer, publisher, manager, lawyer, financier, agent, rep, or executive to discuss a cooperation, or are planning to release songs to the public independently by cooperating with national or international distributors or online music service providers, it covers all core elements, giving you a well-rounded understanding so that you can achieve your goals faster.


Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: DSS Publishing (Da Street Sound Ltd.) (April 30, 2007)
DSS Publishing (Da Street Sound Ltd.), 2007-04-30
 
While some view strategic planning with trepidation, it is one of a museum's strongest tools for improving quality, motivating staff and Board members, adapting to environmental changes, and preparing the groundwork for future initiatives. The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums offers proven methods for successful strategic planning in museums from two experienced leaders in the field.


Paperback: 170 pages

Publisher: AltaMira Press (April 28, 2007)
AltaMira Press, 2007-04-09