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  • The Music of Lifeby Elizabeth Rusch; Marjorie Priceman

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017; US$ 17.99 US$ 13.50

    Award-winning biographer Elizabeth Rusch and two-time Caldecott Honor?recipient Marjorie Priceman team up to tell the inspiring story of the invention of the world?s most popular instrument: the piano. Bartolomeo Cristofori coaxes just the right sounds from the musical instruments he makes. Some of his keyboards can play piano , light and soft; others... more...

  • African American Musiciansby Claudette Hegel

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    African Americans?famous and anonymous alike?have helped shape popular musical genres ranging from jazz and blues to rock 'n' roll and rap. This book provides a vivid account of that process, beginning with the work songs and spirituals of slaves and continuing up to the present. African-American Musicians tells the stories of figures such as bluesman... more...

  • The Story of Mosley Music Groupby Emma Kowalski

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    Since the mid-1990s, Tim Mosley?better known as Timbaland?has been one of the most in-demand and critically respected producers in the music industry. His credits include numerous hits in hip-hop, as well as dance, R&B, pop, and rock. But that isn't the only contribution Timbaland has made to the music scene. In 2006, he became the CEO of his own record... more...

  • The Story of So So Def Recordingsby Rich Mintzer

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    During the early 1990s, successful music producer Jermaine Dupri started So So Def Records. The Atlanta-based label began at a time when Southern hip-hop music was just beginning to get a lot of attention. Dupri signed distribution deals with much-larger record companies like Columbia and Arista. This allowed him to focus on what he did best: finding... more...

  • The Story of Roc-A-Fella Recordsby Emma Kowalski

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    When Shawn Carter, an aspiring rapper with the stage name Jay-Z, couldn't get his career off the ground at a major record label, he didn't get discouraged. He and his partners Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke created a hip-hop label of their own. They named the label Roc-A-Fella Records. Originally intended as a one-time project to release Jay-Z's... more...

  • DJby Christie Marlowe

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college... more...

  • Campfire Songs, Ballads, and Lullabies: Folk Musicby Gus Snedeker

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    You may turn on the CD player or the radio when you want to hear music?but once, in the days before modern technology, music was enjoyed whenever groups of people got together. You probably know some folk songs, a song that was passed along from person to person. Learn about: ? types of folk songs ? folk instruments ? folk music's European and African... more...

  • The Story of Bad Boy Entertainmentby Jeff Burlingame

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Bad Boy Entertainment is one of triumph and tragedy. It was triumph when the dream of founder Sean "Puffy" Combs was transformed into one of the most successful record labels in the history of hip-hop music. It was tragedy when the life of Bad Boy's most successful artist, Christopher "Biggie" Wallace, was violently ended at the prime... more...

  • The Story of Cash Money Recordsby Terri Dougherty

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    Founded in New Orleans in the early 1990s, Cash Money Records faced an uphill battle as it struggled to gain respect. Brothers Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams started the label by recording New Orleans artists who were part of the local " bounce music" scene. The label's young rappers, including Juvenile, B.G., and Turk, worked hard... more...

  • The Story of Interscope Recordsby Diane Bailey

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    Hip-hop started on the streets of New York with African American youths in the 1970s. But with its strong beats and raw lyrics, it quickly spread across the country. It became the music of a generation of young Americans. But hip-hop is more than just music. It's a lifestyle. It's also big business. When Interscope Records was formed in 1990, the company's... more...