Narrowing Your Research Topic
Try to find a topic that is neither too broad nor too narrow. For example, if you're interested in writing about Motown, try to think of all the issues and ideas surrounding motown-- such as race, gender, civil rights, entrepreneurship, recording practices, etc. Then, focus your topic down to a question or statement: "Who were the audiences of Motown, and how did this change from the 1960s to the 70s?" For more help, see this Research Topic video.
About This Guide
This research guide is specifically for students in MMGT 111: Music Industry Analysis. This research guide is not a comprehensive portal, but it is intended to be a useful place to start.
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-AllMusic.com: a helpful source for looking up information on a particular artist or album. Written by pop music reviewers, this is a good starting place to get a broad snapshot of a particular artist and her/his musical output.
-Gale Virtual Library: Contains: Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and Baker's Biographical Dictionar of Popular Musicians Since 1990.