There is and has been quite a fuzz about the music industry in general and the recording industry in particular in relation with the digitalization. Record companies often state that their intellectual property rights are being violated and that the decrease in sales the recording industry had to cope with for a large part is the result of music piracy made possible by digital technology. But the digitalization offers some distinct opportunities as well. Important examples can be found in the areas of production, distribution and marketing. In context with both these threats and opportunities this book was written. Core subjects to which attention is given are: the recording industry, (independent) record companies, the digitalization, copyright law and music piracy. For anyone who is interested in these topics this work may prove to be worth reading. But especially for students and/or researchers who are actively involved in these areas of interest it could be a useful source of information.