Music Industry Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

Business and Industry Databases

To find information on the music industry, try the following business databases.

Searching for specific reports on industries is easier when you use the NAICS codes:

  • Music Publishing in the US - 51223
  • Musical Groups & Artists in the US - 71113
  • Independent Label Music Production in the US - 51221
  • Major Label Music Production in the US - 51222
  • Recordable Media Manufacturing in the US - 33461

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)


Print journals can be borrowed for one week. Additional archives of journals are also available.

  • Billboard Magazine (Current issue kept on reserve for MUI 107/MUI 307. Also available online from both Gale and EBSCO)
  • Downbeat
  • Guitar Player
  • Instrumentalist
  • Jazziz (Includes CD)
  • Modern Drummer
  • Opera News
  • Rolling Stone

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources