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- Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 24.95
The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here?s the first reference book to offer sound business and legal advice specifically tailored to these areas... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 21.95
For everyone interested in starting a record label?to market new talent or to release and promote their own music?there has never been a better time to do it! Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started and ran her own label)... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 19.99
Of all the styles of jazz to emerge in the twentieth century, none is more passionate, more exhilaratingly up-tempo, or more steeped in an outsider tradition than Gypsy Jazz. And there is no one more qualified to write about Gypsy Jazz than Michael Dregni, author of the acclaimed biography, Django. A vagabond music, Gypsy Jazz is played today in French... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99
Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop?as well... more...
- John Blake 2014; US$ 8.99
B. B. King, Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, and more than 70 other iconic musicians discuss the creative process in exclusive interviews "I was amazed at how many people have shared an experience I thought was so rare." ?Eric Clapton In this exciting, original, and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal,... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music , Nadine Hubbs looks at how class and gender identity play out in one of America?s most culturally and politically charged forms of popular music. Skillfully weaving historical inquiry with an examination of classed cultural repertoires and close listening to country songs, Hubbs confronts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 38.51
Musik ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil des täglichen Lebens. Aktives Musikhören gehört zu den häufigsten Freizeitaktivitäten der deutschen Bürger. Auch im Alltag haben Menschen ständig Kontakt mit Musik, ob beim Einkaufen im Supermarkt oder bei einem Treffen mit Freunden im Cafe. Oftmals lassen Menschen auch bei anderen Aktivitäten Musik im Hintergrund... more...