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Music 286: Introduction to the Music Business: Business of Music

“Every artist IS a small business. Those who understand this truth fare better than those who don’t! This class is designed to help enterprising students bridge the gap between college, where they hone their craft, and the rest of their lives, where they

Library resources about the Music Business

 Available at the Music and Dance Library, level four

Business Resources (Library Databases)


  • IBIS World has reports on industries like production studios, sheet music publishers, radio broadcasting, guitar manufacturing, intellectual property licensing, record stores, etc.
  • MarketLine is similar to IBIS World.
  • Statista has statistics on all sorts of topics, including music.
  • eMarketer is a good source for anything internet, mobile, or media. It has statistics on music sales, demographics, and especially the way people consume music online.
  • Mintel has in-depth market research, including a few reports on things like internet radio and music concerts. All from the perspective of the consumer rather than the artist.

Business Resources on the Web

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Music & Dance Help Desk
4432 HBLL - Level 4
Music & Dance Web Page
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm;
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm

Phone: 801.422.1725

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