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- Springer 2006; US$ 169.00
Why did jazz become a dominant popular music genre in the 1920s and rock 'n' roll in the 1950s? Why did heavy metal, punk rock and hiphop find their way from sub-cultures to the established music industry? These and other questions are answered in this book through an integrated model of creativity and innovation. more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 27.99
A man, a microphone, and a dream When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records to achieve his goal, not just a record label but a statement that all sounds are equal and every voice deserves to be heard. The Folkways... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 50.00
The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalogue throughout the 1950s and '60s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalogue, an extensive Texas honky-tonk outpouring,... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.95
This is the book for lovers of Motown! Author and Motown historian Bill Dahl has expertly compiled this comprehensive guide to the musical combination of pop and gospel, known as Motown. This new compilation features an A-to-Z listing and biography of nearly every Motown group since its beginning in 1959. Also included are never-before-published... more...
- Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95
Music managers and artists will learn the secrets of successful management with scenarios from a manager?s work life along with the legal and business skills to master them. Through stories of real-life famous artist-manager teams, the authors analyze, criticize, and detail what a manager ought to learn to be an effective advisor and representative.... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11
Clive Selwood is the man who invented ‘chart hyping? in the first place, the man who started the first ‘hippie? record label and who pioneered the concept of radio ‘session? recordings with one of the most successful independent record labels ever. Replacing Des O?Connor as a Butlin Redcoat, falling foul of London gangsters, taking a major record... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19
Louis Barfe's elegantly written, authoritative and highly entertaining history charts the meteoric rise and slow decline of the popular recording industry. Barfe shows how the 1920s and 1930s saw the departure of Edison from the phonograph business he created and the birth of EMI and CBS. In the years after the war, these companies, and... more...
- Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95
This behind-the scenes look at the Nashville music industry reveals inside tips on how to break through the system and get heard. The new edition includes the latest strategies for Internet marketing, best techniques for pitching songs and artist packages, and more. Songwriters and musicians learn how to get their songs heard in Music City, USA, and... more...