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Music Industry Research & Resource Guide: Basics for Finding Resources

For fall semester 2017, this guide supports the freshman seminar "Rockonomics: The Economics of Music" (FRS 163) taught by Professor Alan B. Krueger.

Finding Library Books & Resources at Princeton

Browse Books by Call Number

Subject Search Terms (Library of Congress)

Below are some common established subject terms related to the music industry that are used in the library catalog and many periodical databases. They can help focus your searches.

  • Branding (Marketing) --  combine with "music" in search
  • Copyright --Music --Economic aspects
  • Copyright licenses
  • CopyrightRoyalties
  • Music--Economic aspects
  • Music and technology
  • Music trade (not Music industry or Music business)
  • Music trade--United States
  • Rock musicMarketing
  • Sound recordingsMarketing



Searching Across Multiple Databases for Journal Articles

Multidisciplinary Article Databases

Multidisciplinary database providing abstracts & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals, magazines, and trade journals. Library of Congress subject search terms work in these resources. See the Music and Economics tabs for subject-specific databases.