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Rockonomics

A Listmania! list by W. Page "Rockonomist" (UK)
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Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach
1.  Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach by Hal R Varian
The list author says:
  "The most important crash course micro economics text book ever written. Essential."
£49.99   Used & New from: £29.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

All You Need To Know About The Music Business: seventh edition
2.  All You Need To Know About The Music Business: seventh edition by Donald S Passman
The list author says:
  "The music business explained in easy to understand and hard to forget NYC taxi driver speak. Look out for the edition with a UK section."
£13.40   Used & New from: £8.59
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals
3.  Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals by Ann Harrison
The list author says:
  "A vital contribution to UK music as it is one of the very few books which specifically focus on UK law and organisations. This timely 5th edition covers the complexity of law with street level advice"
£16.75   Used & New from: £14.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Music, Money and Success - The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business (Music, Money & Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business)
4.  Music, Money and Success - The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business (Music, Money & Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business) by Jeffrey Brabec
The list author says:
  "I'll lay it down like this. What Todd and Jeff Brabec don't know about the music licensing simply isnt worth knowing."
£14.54   Used & New from: £1.81

Rockonomics: The Money Behind the Music
5.  Rockonomics: The Money Behind the Music by Marc Eliot
The list author says:
  "Listen, there are copious ammounts of books about how corrupt the music biz was/is/continues to be - this is the best one!"
Used & New from: £8.56
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business (Vintage)
6.  Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business (Vintage) by Frederick Dannen
The list author says:
  "Music Industry Corruption 101"
Used & New from: £0.26
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Selling Sounds
7.  Selling Sounds by David Suisman
The list author says:
  "Without no show, there is no business - but this is perhaps the best account of how business was wrapped around the show."
£14.38   Used & New from: £10.22

Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports
8.  Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski
The list author says:
  "Soccernomics - the relevance of this book to collective licensing will surprise you. Very quick read, and very well written. The focus here is on competitive balance in wage bargaining for baseball"
£24.25   Used & New from: £1.42
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Understanding Media (Routledge Classics)
9.  Understanding Media (Routledge Classics) by Marshall McLuhan
The list author says:
  "Written twenty years before the PC revolution and thirty years before the rise of the Internet,  McLuhan's insights help you rethinking where the future has taken us"
£13.49   Used & New from: £9.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business
10.  The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M Christensen
The list author says:
  "The fact this book has stood the test of time (and continues to get cited) speaks volumes, with a re-occurring pattern of competition taking place on the edge."
Used & New from: £8.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Longer Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand
11.  The Longer Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand by Chris Anderson
The list author says:
  "A fantastic, but flawed, book about the supply curve - what happens when millions of goods can finally get to market"
£6.29   Used & New from: £2.90
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Statistical Forecasting for Inventory Control
12.  Statistical Forecasting for Inventory Control by Robert Goodell Brown
The list author says:
  "A heavy going but vital book about the demand curve - once your on the digital shelf, who wants you? The log normal distribution explained."
Used & New from: £31.58

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Barbarians at the Gate [Region 2] [import]
13.  Barbarians at the Gate [Region 2] [import] DVD ~ James Garner
The list author says:
  "Rather than recommend the book watch this made for television film that feels more like a theatre play. Not only will you laugh out loud, understand financial economics, the role of debt as an asset and the relevance of egos but you’ll also appreciate the madness of bidding wars. Perfect primer for the music industry!"
£11.99   Used & New from: £9.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Pyramid Principle:Logic in Writing and Thinking
14.  The Pyramid Principle:Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara Minto
The list author says:
  "A bible for many, unheard of to many others – The Pyramid Principle offers a pleasant introduction to logic and how it applies to what you read as well as write. For Rockonomists, this is critical as much of the economic analysis in the music business is badly explained and woefully interpreted. Absorbing Minto can help fix that."
£30.09   Used & New from: £23.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Kill Your Friends
15.  Kill Your Friends by John Niven
The list author says:
  "Read from January to May, then put it down - those five months will teach you a lot about A&R."
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.17
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives
16.  Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller
The list author says:
  "Long overdue introduction to the anti-commons, when too much fragmentation leads to underuse, and very relevant for music licensing today."
Used & New from: £1.11
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Ticket Masters
17.  Ticket Masters by Josh Baron Dean Budnick
The list author says:
  "There is more, way more, to the booking fee than first meets the eye."
£16.29   Used & New from: £9.74
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Viral Loop: The Power of Pass-it-on
18.  Viral Loop: The Power of Pass-it-on by Adam Penenberg
The list author says:
  "Light on analysis and technical concepts but a easy read skimming the stones of this important topic which needs much more research."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.81
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment
19.  Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment by Anita Elberse
The list author says:
  "Forthcoming, but very promising, The author has published some excellent work over the years looking at long tail dynamics from original perspectives, especially the book industry. This is one to order, in advance."
Used & New from: £12.61
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Priceless: The Hidden Psychology Of Value
20.  Priceless: The Hidden Psychology Of Value by William Poundstone
The list author says:
  "The psychology of value, and  how the pricing of products affects how we think of them."
£7.49   Used & New from: £3.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digitial Technologies (Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital)
21.  Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digitial Technologies (Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital) by Steve Gordon
The list author says:
  "A little clumsy in its layout, but Gordon flags up some excellent business models that make you see the music industry differently."
£12.56   Used & New from: £1.91
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Howling At The Moon: The True Story of the Mad Genius of the Music World
22.  Howling At The Moon: The True Story of the Mad Genius of the Music World by Walter Yetnikoff
The list author says:
  "A rise and fall story of a music industry titan which takes you on the ride, with an unexpected ending. The fact this story did happen leaves you perplexed."
£10.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Curve: From Freeloaders into Superfans: The Future of Business
23.  The Curve: From Freeloaders into Superfans: The Future of Business by Nicholas Lovell
The list author says:
  "Nicholas Lovell has a rare ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel of digital disruption, especially in the games sector, and helping us understand the dynamic willingness to pay concept will bring that light a little closer to the reader."
£11.55   Used & New from: £8.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (P.S.)
24.  The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (P.S.) by Barry Schwartz
The list author says:
  "Ahead of its time, and often overlooked - check his TED lecture first"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.66
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
25.  Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
The list author says:
  "It  works because it’s written by a top quality journalist. Few have been able to tell this story  with so much page turning pace – polishable in a long haul flight."
Used & New from: £1.87
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 23/03/2014
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