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  • The Show Must Go On! Popular Song in Britain During the First World Warby Dr John Mullen; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95

    Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...

  • When the Spirit Says Sing!by Kerran L. Sanger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 148.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Get Down Here Quick and Mix Yourself a Hitby Pete Hammond

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    Telling the story of the “mixmaster? Pete Hammond?s incredible 40 year career in music production, Get Down Here and Mix Yourself a Hit lifts the lid on life behind the hits and the unique contribution made by Pete to countless hit records, many of which came to define the Stock Aitken and Waterman era and the unforgettable sound of pop music in... more...

  • Music and the Crises of the Modern Subjectby Michael L. Klein

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Departing from the traditional German school of music theorists, Michael Klein injects a unique French critical theory perspective into the framework of music and meaning. Using primarily Lacanian notions of the symptom, that unnamable jouissance located in the unconscious, and the registers of subjectivity (the Imaginary, the Symbolic Order, and... more...

  • The Last of the Hippiesby Penny Rimbaud

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album , Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell aka Wally Hope, who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker, whose life had... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Gender, Age and Musical Creativityby Dr Catherine Haworth; Dr Lisa Colton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Secrets of Stage Successby Louise Dearman; Mark Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topics. A message from LOUISE and MARK... This is the book for anyone who?s seen a show and thought: ‘That could be me…? That?s what we used to think growing up, dreaming of working in musical theatre. Now, after years... more...

  • Music Business For Dummiesby Loren Weisman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Start your music career off right with this fun guide to the music industry Music Business For Dummies explains the ins and outs of the music industry for artists and business people just starting out. You'll learn how file-sharing, streaming, and iTunes have transformed the industry, and how to navigate your way through the new distribution models... more...

  • Gongs and Pop Songsby Jennifer A. Fraser

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Scholarship on the musical traditions of Indonesia has long focused on practices from Java and Bali, including famed gamelan traditions, at the expense of the wide diversity of other musical forms within the archipelago. Jennifer A. Fraser counters this tendency by exploring a little-known gong tradition from Sumatra called talempong, long associated... more...