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Catalog

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘catalog’ has come to be used in a metaphorical sense to describe the totality of songs controlled by a music publisher or of recordings owned by a record company (hence ‘back catalog’ refers to previously issued material); but its...

Charts

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A chart is the numerical ranking of record releases according to retail sales, popularity, radio and television plays or aesthetic criteria within a given geographical location or musical genre. Charts are generally measured over a specific...

Trade Fairs

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Trade fairs are modern marketplaces where members of an industry can meet to offer new products for sale or licensing and to make trading agreements, most often on an international basis. Within the music industry, such fairs generally...

Gig

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Gig’ is a commonplace colloquial popular music term, used initially by jazz musicians and subsequently adopted widely in popular music in connection with freelance playing activities. The derivation of the term is obscure, although...

Iconography

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The term ‘iconography’ was originally used in art history to describe sets of visual conventions in the pictorial arts, particularly painting. Rule books giving advice on how best to encode Christian doctrine in art...

Music Industry

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘music industry’ refers to the full range of economic practises necessary to provide performances for audiences and to produce commodities that embody music or that enable music to be created. The Contemporary Music...

Management

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...In ergonomics and business studies, the term ‘management’ covers the organization of work practises and of the general activities of a firm or enterprise. Since the publication in 1911 of Frederick Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific...

Market Research

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Market research is a key practise in initiating a new enterprise or in launching a new product, as well as being essential to sustaining an enterprise of any size or type. For example, an established and powerful business like the Kellogg’s...

Retailing

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction In contemporary discussions, music retailing has usually been taken to refer to the act of selling recordings to the public, although the retailing of music also encompasses the sale of instruments, sheet music...

Roadies

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Roadies are the contemporary equivalent of the squires of knights-errant – the practical Sancho Panzas, taking care of the equipment of their Quixotic rock musicians on their traveling quests for glory. On rock tours, roadies (the road...