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Songwriting

  • Guerrilla Film Scoringby Jeremy Borum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. Featuring insights from 20 professional composers, this handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development,... more...

  • Writing Music for Commercialsby Michael Zager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    Recipient of numerous advertising awards for his musical, including a Clio, International Film Festival Awards, Art Directors Club Awards, and a Mobius Advertising Award, Michael Zager is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in Performing Arts, professor of music and director of the Commercial Music Program at Florida Atlantic University. He... more...

  • The B Sideby Ben Yagoda

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    The B Side : ?Wow, what a piece of work!  I love it. The B Side is A PLUS.? ? Dave Frishberg ?A provocative, consistently engaging counternarrative to the conventional wisdom that rock 'n' roll killed Tin Pan Alley.? ?  Kirkus Reviews "A great many books celebrate the pre-rock Great American Songbook. Ben Yagoda?s highly original and shrewdly... more...

  • Schubert's Winter Journeyby Ian Bostridge

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly... more...

  • The Beatles Lyricsby Hunter Davies

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery.... more...

  • The Art of Noiseby Daniel Rachel

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven great British songwriters and composers. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently... more...

  • The Beatles Lyricsby Beatles; Hunter Davies

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics. Never before has anyone attempted to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs, many of which have never yet been published. These documents have ended up in the hands of collectors and friends of the Beatles, scattered across the world at museums... more...

  • Twelve Monthsby Harry Shotta

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Twelve Month’s is the story of a turbulent year in the life of Harry Shotta. A multi award winning MC who is known for his rapid fire delivery and versatility, this book gives readers an insight into the story behind his ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. Delving into emotional memories from his childhood and a year which included extreme highs... more...

  • Promoting Your Musicby Tom May; Dick Weissman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    While many dream of a career as a singer/songwriter, few know how to go about getting bookings, copywrighting and protecting their songs, making promotional recordings, getting radio and print coverage and negotiating contracts for appearances. This book covers all of these topics and more, aimed at everyone from the absolute beginner to the more... more...

  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...