Cambridge University Press has just published a new edition - the 8th - of Harold Vogel's Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis. The book has long been an essential text for those who have wanted to understand the economics behind the business, lawyers included. According to the publisher, this new edition - which weighs in at 680 pages -
differs from its predecessors by inclusion of a new section on the legal aspects and limitations common to all [entertainment] industries, reference to the emerging field of the psychology of entertainment, partial restructuring and expansion of the music chapter, enhancement of the section on advertising, and broadening of the coverage in the gaming and wagering chapter. The result is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference guide on the economics, financing, production, and marketing of entertainment in the United States and overseas. Investors, business executives, accountants, lawyers, arts administrators, and general readers will find that this book offers an invaluable guide to how entertainment industries operate.