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  • The Big Paybackby Dan Charnas

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback... more...

  • Analyzing Popular Musicby Allan F. Moore

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    It aims to encourage listeners to think more seriously about the 'social' consequences of the music they spend time with. more...

  • Listen to Thisby Alex Ross

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.99

    One of The Telegraph ?s Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross?s award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century , has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This , which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay ... more...

  • The French Symphony at the Fin de Siècleby Andrew Deruchie

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 85.00

    The first extended study of seven beloved French symphonic masterpieces, from Saint-Saëns and Franck to d'Indy and Dukas. more...

  • A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Musicby Jeffery Kite-Powell

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available only in the last decade. The guide is comprised of focused chapters on performance practice issues such as vocal and... more...

  • Fortune's Foolby Fred Goodman

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 28.00

    In 1999, when Napster made music available free online, the music industry found itself in a fight for its life. A decade later, the most important and misunderstood story?and the one with the greatest implications for both music lovers and media companies?is how the music industry has failed to remake itself. In Fortune?s Fool , Fred Goodman, the... more...

  • Cultural Diversity in Music Educationby Patricia Shehan Campbell; John Drummond; Peter Dunbar-Hall

    Australian Academic Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    Studies in the dynamic life of music, education and culture. more...

  • Strangledby Phil Knight

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    "If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why this most taboo of bands have for so long been the subject of a collective cultural Omerta. more...

  • European Music, 1520-1640by James Haar

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    The sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries - the so-called Golden Age of Polyphony - represent a time of great change and development in European music, with the flourishing of Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi and Schütz among others. The chapters of this book, contributed by established scholars on subjects within their... more...

  • New Waveby King Adkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    New Wave: Image is Everythin g traces the evolution of the often neglected pop music genre, new wave. Using artists from Elvis Costello to Cyndi Lauper as illustrations, the book argues that new wave was among the first flowerings of postmodern theory in popular culture. more...