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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Copyright and the Music Marketplace: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

http://copyright.gov/docs/musiclicensingstudy/copyright-and-the-music-marketplace.pdf

Identifies the shortcomings of the current methods of licensing music in the U.S. and offers an in-depth analysis of the law and industry practices, as well as a series of balanced recommendations to improve the music marketplace.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Careers for Music Lovers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/careers-for-music-lovers.htm

Provides an overview of different types of careers for music lovers including occupations that involve music, how to prepare for a music-related career, and career resources.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/11/19/000158349_20141119134241/Rendered/PDF/WPS7118.pdf

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank

 

A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/2012-sppa-jan2015-rev.pdf

Analyzes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending visual and performing arts events, reading literature, creating/performing art, and learning about arts) to show how many American adults (and their backgrounds) have participated in art through the 2002-2012 decade.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance

Categories: Arts/Humanities

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/when-going-gets-tough.pdf

Examines demographic and socio-economic characteristics of adults who attended visual and performing arts activities in 2012 and also offers perspectives on attitudes, motivations and barriers concerning arts attendance.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Measuring Cultural Engagement: A Quest for New Terms, Tools, and Techniques

Categories: Arts/Humanities

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/measuring-cultural-engagement.pdf

Reports on the results of a June 2014 symposium of U.S. and British cultural officials on new methods for measuring the public’s engagement with arts organizations.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2014/14-210.html

Latest 25 films named to the National Film Registry.  Includes Saving Private Ryan, Rosemary’s Baby, Little Big Man, Rio Bravo, and the 2 minute Luxo Jr., the living desk lamp that became the Pixar “brand.”  From the Library of Congress

 

The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/The%20Art%20of%20Empathy.pdf

The importance of translation, from a variety of viewpoints.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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