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Media Industry: Music

This guide shows the best resources available when researching media & entertainment.


Recording Industry in Numbers. From the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a leading trade association for music publishing. This print title includes statistics on sales by country, format, genre, and more - as well as qualitative analysis of the music industry. Find it at call number ML3790 .R43 at the Lippincott Library Reference Desk, in the Lippincott Library stacks, or at the Annenberg Library - Reference.

Billboard. Top trade association for music and radio play.

Billboard International Buyers Guide. Annual company directory for the music trade. Volumes from 1999 - current, with most recent issues available in the Van Pelt Library Marian Anderson Music Study Center at call number TS2301.P3 B455.

Arbitron - market research firm focusing on radio. Click on the Free Studies & Reports link in the lefthand menu for many comprehensive market studies on radio listeners.

TicketNews. Rankings, statistics and more for the ticket and events industry.

Trade associations include:

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Key statistics on shipments and purchases of recorded music.

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Statistics, data, and research from the international trade association for the recording industry.

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