Following are selected sources in the UArts Music Library on the history, practice, and cultural influence of sound recordings and the sound recording industry. The list suggests the various ways the subject can be approached, and does not aim to address all aspects of the field.

Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, 2nd ed.
Frank Hoffmann, editor. Routledge, 2005.
REF ML102 .S7E5 2005 v.1-2
The Music Tech Dictionary: A Glossary of Audio-Related Terms and Technologies
Mitch Gallagher. Course Technology, c2009.
REF ML102 .A8G25 2009
Music Archiving in the World
Gabriele Berlin and Artur Simon, editors. VWB, Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, c2002.
REF ML111.5 .M87 2002
Routledge Guide to Music Technology
Thom Holmes, editor. Routledge, 2006.
REF ML102 .A8R67 2006
Big Sounds from Small Peoples: The Music Industry in Small Countries
Roger Wallis and Krister Malm. Constable, c1984.
REF ML3790 .W254 1984
The Audio Dictionary, 2nd ed.
Glenn D. White and Gary J. Louie. University of Washington Press, c2005.
REF ML102 .A8W55 2005

Conservation of Sound Recordings

Das Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv 1900-2000
Artur Simon, editor. Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, c2000.
ML33 .B4E75 2000
Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis
Council members, editors. Council on Library and Information Resources, c2001.
ML3544.5 .F65 2001
The Preservation and Restoration of Sound Recordings
Jerry McWilliams. American Association for State and Local History, 1979.
TS2301 .P3M23 1979

The History and Influence of Sound Recordings

Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music
Michael Chanan. Verso, c1995.
ML1055 .C428 1995
A Century of Recorded Music: Listening to Musical History
Timothy Day. Yale University Press, c2000.
ML1055 .D39C4 2000
Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960 Peter Doyle. Wesleyan University Press, c2005.
ML3470 .D695 2005
The Long-Player Goodbye: The Album from Vinyl to iPod and Back Again
Travis Elborough. Sceptre, 2008.
ML3470 .E436 2008
Understanding Records: A Field Guide to Recording Practice
Jay Hodgson. Continuum, c2010.
ML3470 .H644 2010
Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music
Greg Milner. Faber and Faber, c2009.
ML1055 .M565 2009
Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in America
David Morton. Rutgers University Press, c2000.
ML1055 .M87O4 2000
Early Recordings and Musical Style: Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950
Robert Philip. Cambridge University Press, 2004, c1992.
ML457 .P555E2 2004
The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction
Jonathan Sterne. Duke University Press, 2003.
ML1055 .S747 2003
Breathless: Sound Recording, Disembodiment, and the Transformation of Lyrical Nostalgia
Allen S. Weiss. Wesleyan University Press, c2002.
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From Tinfoil to Stereo: The Acoustic Years of the Recording Industry, 1877-1929
Walter Welch. University Press of Florida, 1994.
ML1055 .W45F7 1994

The Global Recording Industry

The Global Jukebox: The International Music Industry
Robert Burnett. Routledge, 1996.
ML3790 .B87G5 1996
An International History of the Recording Industry
Pekka Gronow and Ilpo Saunio. Christopher Moseley, translator. Cassell, 1998.
ML3792 .G76I5 1998
Little Labels, Big Sound: Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music
Rick Kennedy. Indiana University Press, 1999.
ML3792 .K46L5 1999
Global Pop: World Music, World Markets
Timothy Taylor. Routledge, 1997.
ML3470 .T39G5 1997
Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures
Paul D. Greene and Thomas Porcello, editors. Wesleyan University Press, 2005.
ML3470 .W574 2005

Audio Engineering and Technology

Audio in Media, 6th ed.
Stanley R. Alten. Wadsworth/Thomson, 2002.
TK7881.4 .A46 2002
Practical Recording Techniques: The Step-By-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording
Bruce Bartlett. Focal Press, 2009.
TK7881.6 .B378P7 2009
Recording Music on Location: Capturing the Live Performance
Bruce Bartlett and Jenny Bartlett. Elsevier Focal Press, 2007.
TK7881.6 .B378 2007
The Art of Music Production, 4th ed.
Richard Burgess. Omnibus Press, 2005.
ML3795 .B875 2005
Music Technology
Julio d'Escrivan Rincón. Cambridge University Press, c2012.
ML74 .E83 2012
From Demo to Delivery: The Process of Production
Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, editor. Elsevier/Focal Press, 2009.
TK7881.4 .F766 2009
The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, 3rd ed.
Mitch Gallagher and Jim Mandell. ArtistPro Publishing, 2006.
TK7881.4 G254 2006
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th ed
Paul Gilreath. MusicWorks Atlanta, 2010.
MT723 .G55G8 2010
The Business of Audio Engineering
Dave Hamilton. Hal Leonard Books, 2008.
TK7881.4 .H266 2008
Modern Recording Techniques, 7th ed.
David Miles Huber and Robert E. Runstein. Focal Press, [2009] c2010.
TK7881.4 .H824 2009x
Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools, 2nd ed.
Roey Izhaki. Focal Press, 2012.
TK7881.4 .I94 2012
Audio Sampling: A Practical Guide
Sam McQuire and Roy Pritts. Focal Press, 2008.
ML74.3 .M348 2008
The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd ed.
Bobby Owsinski. Course Technology/Cengage Learning, 2006.
TK7881.4 .O975M5 2006
Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production: A Practical Guide for Digital Performer, Cubase, and Pro Tools and Logic Pro
Andrea Pejrolo. Focal Press, c2006.
MT723 .P44 2011
Bytes and Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age
Steve Savage. University of Michigan Press, c2011.
ML3470 .S283 2011
Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
Mike Senior. Focal Press, c2011.
TK7881.4 .S464 2011
The Acoustic Musician's Guide to Sound Reinforcement and Live Recording
Mike Sokol. Prentice-Hall, 1998.
TK7881.4 .S65A2 1998
Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording. [Vol. 1]
Larry Crane, editor. Feral House, c2000.
TK7881.4 .T275 v.1
Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording. Vol. 2
Larry Crane, editor. SingleFin, c2007.
TK7881.4 .T275 v.2
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