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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
iTunes. Spotify. Pandora. With these brief words one can map the landscape of music today, but these aren?t musicians, songs, or anything else actually musical?they are products and brands. In this book, Timothy D. Taylor explores just how pervasively capitalism has shaped music over the last few decades. Examining changes in the production, distribution,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00
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...
- Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 10.94
To the modern pop world, Stock, Aitken and Waterman have taken on something of a legendary status in recent years. The PWL label and studios produced so many hits in the 1980s that their name became synonymous with success, and they created a template so expertly worked today. From Elton John?s tea boy to successful record producer, Phil Harding?s... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Much recent economic work on the music industry has been focused on the impact of technology on demand, with predictions being made of digital copyright infringement leading to the demise of the industry. In fact, there have always been profound cyclical swings in music media sales owing to the fact that music always has been, and continues to be,... more...
- Heritage Builders 2015; US$ 9.99
This is the story of legendary record producer Rick Hall and his historic role in the development of the world-famous Muscle Shoals sound.? Rick Hall made music history when he founded FAME Recording Studios, the first professional recording studio in the entire state of Alabama. After producing and engineering the area?s first national hit on Arthur... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47
Discover more than 1,000 years of the world's greatest classical music and composers packed into one book, in this handy updated and condensed edition of Classic FM's bestselling Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31
COWBOYS AND INDIES is the story of the 'record men' - the mavericks and moguls who have shaped the music industry from the first sound machines of the 1850s through to today's digital streams. Men like John Hammond, who discovered Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen; Sam Phillips and Berry Gordy, founders of the Sun and Motown labels; Chris... 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...