Music Publishing/Music Business:

An Introduction to Popular Music Publishing in America
By Leonard Feist
National Music Publishers’ Association, 1980

2009 Songwriter’s Market: Where & How to Market Your Song
Edited by Greg Hatfield
Published by F + W Media, Inc.
(Contains a list of publishers)

The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing: What you need to know about protecting and profiting from, music copyrights
By Randall D. Wixen
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005

Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business
By Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec
Schirmer Trade Books; A Part of The Music Sales Group, 2006

Music Publishing: The Real Road to Music Business Success
By Tim Whitsett
MixBooks, 2004

Pennies from Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the Twentieth Century
By Russell Sanjek
Decapo Press, 1996

Legal Aspects of the Music Industry: An Insider’s View of the Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business
By Richard Schulenberg
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005

They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court
By Stan Soocher
Schirmer Books, 1999

This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Music Industry
By M. William Krasilovsky and Sydney Shemel
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003

Breakin’ in to the Music Business
By Alan Siegel
Cherry Lane Books, 1986

Kohn on Music Licensing
By Al Kohn and Bob Kohn
Aspen Law & Business, A Division of Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1996.

Music Business Handbook & Career Guide
By David Baskerville
Sage Publications, 1995, Sixth Edition
An ASCAP Award Winner

The Music Business Contract Library
By Greg Forest
Hal Leonard, 2009
Contains CD-Rom with contract forms

The Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court
By Stan Soocher
Schirmer Books, 1999

All You Need to Know About the Music Business
By Don Passman
Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, 2003
Highly Recommended

The Musicians Business & Legal Guide
Edited by Mark Halloran
Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2005


Goldstein on Copyright
By Paul Goldstein
Aspen Publishers, 2007

Boorstyn on Copyright
By Neil Boorstyn
Clark Boardman Cllaghan
Updated Annually

Nimmer on Copyright
By Melville & David Nimmer
Matthew Bender
Updated Annually

Copyright Law
By Joyce, Leaffer, Jaszi & Ochoa
Updated Annually

Understanding Copyright Law
By Marshall Leaffer
Lexis Nexis, 2005

The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers
By Lloyd J. Jassin and Steven C. Schechter
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.

Copyright’s Highway: The Law and Lore of Copyright from Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox
By Paul Goldstein
Hill and Wang, 1994

The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know
By Stephen Fishman
Nolo, 2008

The Fair Use Privilege in Copyright Law
By William F. Patry
BNA Books, 1995

A Copyright Anthology: The Technology Frontier
By Richard H. Chused
Anderson Publishing Company, 1998

Copyrights in the World Marketplace: Successful Approaches to International Media Rights
By Richard Wincor
Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1990

Copyleft and Copyright Perspectives

Digital Barbarism: A Writer’s Manifesto
By Mark Helprin
Harper Collins Publishers, 2009

The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture
By Andrew Keen
Doubleday, 2007

The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age
By the Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the Emerging Information Infrastructure
National Academy Press, 2000

Digital Copyright
By Jessica Litman
Prometheus Books, 2001

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
By Lawrence Lessig
Penguin Press, 2004

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
By Chris Anderson
Hyperion, 2006


Film & Television Music Guide
By Ritch Esra
The Music Business Registry, 2007
Contains list of publishers

Musician’s Atlas 08
Music Resource Group, LLC, 2007
Contains list of publishers

The Music Business Contract Library
By Greg Forest
Hal Leonard Books, 2008

Hollywood Music Industry Directory
Hollywood Creative Directory, 1987-2005
Contains list of publishers