Recommended Reading List


If you are interested in finding out more about our business here is a list of useful books


All you need to know about the music business

Donald Passman, Penguin, Revised Edition 2001

The Art of Music Publishing: An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film and media industries

Helen Gammons, Focal Press, 2011

Copy Editing: the Cambridge handbook for editors authors and publishers

Judith Butcher, Cambridge University Press, 1992

Editing Early Music

John Caldwell, Clarendon Press, 1995

The Essentials of Music Copying

Susan Homewood and Colin Matthews, Music Publishers Association, 1990 (only available from MPA office)

Flint: a User's Guide to Copyright, Second Edition

Michael F. Flint, Nicholas Fitzpatrick, Clive Thorne, Tottel Publishing, 2005

Giving Music its Due: the history and work of the UK organisations for composers, authors and publishers of music, the MPA, the MCPS and the PRS

Terri Anderson, MCPSPRS Alliance Limited, 2004

Harmonious Alliance: a history of the Performing Right Society

Prof Cyril Ehrlich, Oxford University Press,1989

How to Make It in the Music Business (Virgin Careers Guides)

Sian Pattenden, Virgin Books, Revised 2000

How to succeed in the music business

Allan Dann & John Underwood, Omnibus Press, 1997

Music Distribution and the Internet, A Legal Guide for the Music Business

Andrew Sparrow, Gower Publishing, 2006

New Musical Entrepreneurs: the impact of technology on the UK music business

Paul Brindley, Institute for Public Policy Research, 2000

The Rock File: making it in the music business

Norton York, Oxford University Press, 1991