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2003 Songwriter’s Market. Ed. Ian Bessler. Cincinnati: Writers Digest Books, 2002. Ref. MT67 .S657 2003

A selection of Irish melodies, with symphonies and accompaniments, by Sir John Stevenson ... and characteristic words by Thomas Moore, esq. 1st[-9th] number. Comp. and ed. by Sir John Andrew Stevenson. Dublin: W. Power, 1808-1821. M1744.S84S4

Baskerville, David. Music business handbook and career guide. 7th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c2001. Ref. ML3795 .B33 2001

The Black Composer Speaks. Ed. David N. Baker, Lida M. Belt, And Herman C. Hudson. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1978. ML390 .B64

Gordon, Steve. The future of the music business: how to succeed with the new digital technologies: a guide for artists and entrepreneurs. San Francisco : Backbeat Books : Berkeley, CA: Distributed to the book trade in the US and Canada by Publishers Group West, 2005. ML3790 .G67 2005.

Krasilovsky, M. William, & Shemel, Sidney. This business of music : the definitive guide to the music industry. 8th ed. New York: Billboard Books, c2000. Ref. ML3790 .S5 2000.

Lathrop, Tad. This business of music marketing & promotion. Rev. ed. New York : Billboard Books, 2003. Ref. ML3790 .L37 2003.

Music industry directory. Chicago: Marquis Professional Pub., 1983. ML13.M505 1983

The musician's business & legal guide. Ed. and comp. by Mark Halloran. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2001. Ref. ML3790 .M84 2001.

Perlis, Vivian, and Libby Van Cleve. Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music. New Haven: Yale UP, 2005. ML390 .P37 2005

Smith, Geoff, and Nicola Walker Smith. New Voices: American Composers Talk About Their Music. Portland, OR: Amadeus P, 1995. ML309 .S635A5 1995

Summers, Jodi. The interactive music handbook: the definitive guide to Internet music strategies, enhanced CD production, and business development. Ed. Jon Samsel. New York : Allworth Press, c1998. ML3790 .S86 1998.

Dictionaries, Bibliographies, and Database entries:

Boorman, Stanley: 'Printing', Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed July 13, 2006), <>

Krummel, Donald W. The literature of music bibliography: an account of the writings on the history of music printing & publishing. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, c1992. ML112.K765 1992.

-----: 'Publishing', Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed July 13, 2006), <>

Wardhams, Wayne. A dictionary of music production and engineering terminology. New York : Schirmer Books, 1988. ML102.M85W3 1988.


United States. Congress. House. “A Bill to Extend the Patent Granted to Andrew Law, for an Improvement in the Mode of Printing Music”. Washington, DC: n.d. Microform PS208 .E37 no. 39333.

Web sites:

American Composers Orchestra – New Music Reading Sessions.
AMRA ~ American Mechanical Rights Agency, Inc.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. home for songwriters, composers, & publishers.
Cape Digital Music Composition.
FAQs | MLA. See the section for composers.
HFA Online.
Music Business Solutions: Resource Directory.
Music Publishers' Association | Home. See especially their Directory of Music Publishers.
Welcome To SESAC.
Songwriters Guild of America.

Library of Congress Subject Headings:

Composers -- United States -- Interviews
Composition (Music)
Music -- Economic aspects
Music printing
Music publishing
Music title pages
Music trade -- Dictionaries.
Music trade -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Music trade -- United States.
Music trade -- United States -- Directories
Music trade -- Vocational guidance
Music trade -- Vocational guidance -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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