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The global music industry: three perspectives

The global music industry: three perspectives

Bernstein, Arthur; Sekine, Naoki; Weissman, Dick

For everyone in the music industry - record labels, managers, music publishers, and the performers themselves - it is important to understand the world music marketplace and how it functions. This text gives a concise overview of the issues facing everyone in the music industry

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published New York; London: Routledge, c2007
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Statement of responsibility: Arthur Bernstein, Naoki Sekine, Dick Weissman
ISBN: 0415975794, 0415975808, 9780415975797, 9780415975803
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: [vii], 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Music business; Music trade.


  1. Introduction.
  2. North America.
  3. Latin America and the Caribbean.
  4. South America.
  5. Europe.
  6. Africa.
  7. Asia

Author note

Arthur Bernsteinis an American expatriate who lives near Liverpool. He teaches songwriting, guitar and music business classes at the Liverpool Institute of the Arts(UK).
Naoki Sekinehas a music business degree from New York University, and has translated several music business books into Japanese. He is the liason for Sony/Japan to seventeen Asian countries, including Indian, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea. He recently wrote a forty page research paper on the Asian music business for UNESCO.
Dick Weissmanis the most published American author on the music business. He has written four books about the music industry. He taught for twelve years in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver, was VP for the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association, and has a long-term career as a studio musician, recording artist, songwriter and record producer. His book The Music Industry;CareerOpportunities, Self Defense, is currently in its 4th edition. He will be the general editor for the new Routledge series on The Music Business in the 21st Century..