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Music Business Handbook and Career Guide Hardcover – 12 Jan 2010

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  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; Ninth Edition edition (12 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412976790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412976794
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.2 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,660,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is the ultimate go-to handbook for anyone considering a career in music." (Geoffrey F. Howe )

"This is the standard text in my music business program." (James Payne )

About the Author

Editor Tim Baskerville has a diverse background in entertainment and media. He began his career in broadcasting after receiving a B.A. in theater arts from UCLA. Early affiliations included CBS and Cox Broadcasting, where he served as a writer-producer. The first TV documentary he created for CBS stations was nominated for an Emmy. As a publisher and entrepreneur, he launched business periodicals on the home video software industry, global film distribution, and multinational broadcasting. Today, a publishing company he founded in London in the 1990s is one of the world’s leading providers of data on mobile entertainment ( In recent years he served as President of Kagan Research, the leading provider of financial analysis on the media industry, and CEO of JupiterResearch, a key source of consumer research on Web behavior. As a consultant, Baskerville’s clients have included the Motion Picture Association of America, Variety, Time Warner, IBM, International Data Corp., Young & Rubicam, JVC America, Apple, and The Rockefeller Foundation. He has been both a strategy consultant and weekly columnist for Billboard. Baskerville was Vice President of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), member of the Writers Guild of America, west, and chapter founder of the Overseas Press Club of America.

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