The music industry consists of the individuals and organizations that earn money by writing songs and musical compositions, creating and selling recorded music and sheet music, presenting concerts, as well as the organizations that aid, train, represent and supply music creators.
- Pay for Play: How the Music Industry Works, Where the Money Goes, and Why (Wayte)
- The history of music is closely linked to the history of copyright law. This book explores how the law shaped music and the music industry. From church and court patronage in pre-19th Century Europe, to the effects of social media on music, this book explores the abiding influence of the law on music.
Thumbnail: Records in a music store. (Unsplash License; Mr Cup / Fabien Barral via Unsplash)