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Recommended Music Production Books in the Library
A practical guide with advice on equipping a home studio, miking instruments and vocals, improving recordings, working with MIDI and loops, mastering, and putting your music on the web.
An entertaining ride through the musical, cultural, and technological changes that shaped the recording industry.
Noted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry in all of its diversity.
A music-industry standard for audio recording information. Includes practical techniques and interviews with recording professionals.
Explains how to use samples, do covers legally, protect your copyright, trademark your band's name, sell your music, understand record contracts, deal with taxes, and more.
Also available online.
Guide to designing and constructing audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes, from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios.
A proactive, step-by-step guide to producing a fully integrated, customized, low-budget plan of attack for artists marketing their own music.
Helps develop your critical listening skills. Covers sound measurements, signal processing, hearing conservation, and bias in the listening process.
Top Music Production Databases
Music ID (was Music Industry Data)
Repository of chart rankings for music artists, albums, and singles. Charts include Billboard, iTunes, Spotify, and more. Data is provided for 5,452 charts in 74 countries worldwide. Formerly titled Music Industry Data.
Years covered: 1953-present
Read performing arts news, find facilities and festivals, locate artists and managers, and more.
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