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- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 7.99
In this fun and light-hearted book, see the world of classical music as it's never been seen before. Using flow charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams, checklists, graphs and other ingenious graphics, the Classic FM team have neatly represented Britain's favourite pieces of classical music, musicians and composers, along with insights on orchestras, concert... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
Jonathan Wheeldon offers a rare and unusually reflective insider account of the transformational challenges of the music industry, and the cultural industries in general, over the past 15 years. He also makes a potentially valuable contribution to loosening the industrial-political deadlock in the debate over copyright reform. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 67.99
iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era sheds light on the way large corporations appropriate new technologies related to recording and distribution of audio material to maintain their market dominance in a capitalist system. more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99
Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout sold millions of records and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. In 1987, Lawrence Livermore founded independent punk label Lookout Records to release records by his band The Lookouts.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10
At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists?those visionaries who create... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
This book is the first real inside look at the business of professional audio recording, which fuels a multibillion dollar global music industry. Industry pioneer Chris Stone, founder of the legendary Record Plant, provides hard-earned business strategies, guidelines, and advice on every aspect of launching and managing a professional audio recording... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71
From the 1940s to the 1970s, the phonograph industry experienced phenomenal growth, both in sales and in cultural influence. Along with hugely popular music recordings, spoken word LPs served a multitude of functions and assumed an important place in the American home. In this book, Jacob Smith surveys a diverse range of spoken word genres?including... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 138.52
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? What are the effects of new communication technologies and the Internet on the creation of music in the early 21st century? These and other questions... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 45.81
We are in an era where developments in both technology and musical style have coalesced to produce the greatest period of change in the music industry since the invention of recorded sound. Globalization, the Internet, and digital technology are now opening up possibilities for more artists to be innovative and financially successful. But new music... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 26.85
???Zwischen den 1920er und 1950er Jahren waren die Tabakhersteller in den USA für den musikalischen Inhalt in den wichtigsten Medien verantwortlich. Ihre Werbeagenturen machten nicht nur Reklame, sie waren zudem Booker und Programmverantwortliche. Sie machten Jazz und Swing salonfähig, Sänger zu Popstars und entwickelten die allererste Chartshow. Die... more...