Entry in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

Editors: Debra Merskin, J. Geoffrey Golson
SAGE Publications (forthcoming)



Focusing on the development, the mutations, and the decline of the traditional recording industry, this article outlines the historical course of the whole system of music industries as well as the main aspects of the economics of music, considering also the most significant developments in theory and research for this particular field of cultural production.