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The Essential Jazz Recordings
The Essential Jazz Recordings
Written by Ross Porter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992471
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
101 CDs
Written by Ross Porter


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $12.99

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being... Read more >
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Heavy Metal Islam
Heavy Metal Islam
Written by Mark LeVine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307449603
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Heavy Metal Islam
Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Written by Mark LeVine


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

“We play heavy metal because our lives are heavy metal.”
—Reda Zine, one of the founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene

“Music is the weapon of the future.”
—Fela Kuti

An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A twenty-two-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. A young Lebanese singer who quotes Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” They... Read more >
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Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Written by James McCourt
Introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced “Mardu Gorgeous”) bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt’s entrancing send-up of the world... Read more >
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $22.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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The King and I
The King and I
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385514149
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The King and I
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $16.99

Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager and friend tells all. All.

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during which Breslin guided what he calls, justifiably, “the greatest career in classical music.” During that career, Breslin moved Pavarotti out of the... Read more >
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Music Quickens Time

Written by Daniel Barenboim


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 7, 2009
Price: $14.95

In this eloquent book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance in our everyday lives. While we may sometimes think of personal, social and political issues as existing independently of each other, Barenboim shows how music teaches that this is... Read more >
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Franz Liszt, Volume 2
Franz Liszt, Volume 2
Written by Alan Walker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830449
Our Price: $22.99
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Franz Liszt, Volume 2
The Weimar Years: 1848-1861
Written by Alan Walker


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $22.99

The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books

"A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr... Read more >
This Business of Global Music Marketing
This Business of Global Music Marketing
Written by Tad Lathrop
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830128
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This Business of Global Music Marketing
Global Strategies for Maximizing Your Music's Popularity and Profits
Written by Tad Lathrop


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $10.99

Think BIG—capture the global music market.

Worldwide tours, internet downloads, international album distribution–the global market for music is expanding with lightning speed, and that means big opportunities for everyone in the music business. The main obstacle? Lack of knowledge. The world market is packed with opportunity, but it's also full of cultural... Read more >
Higher Ground
Higher Ground
Written by Craig Werner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307420879
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Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of Americ an Soul
Written by Craig Werner


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In Higher Ground, one of our most insightful music writers brilliantly reinterprets the lives of three pop geniuses and the soul revolution they launched.

Soul music is one of America's greatest cultural achievements, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield are three of its most inspired practitioners. In midcentury America it... Read more >
How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era
How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era
Written by Megan Perry, Foreword by Ron Fair
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875259
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How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era

Written by Megan Perry
Foreword by Ron Fair


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $15.99

The insider’s guide to becoming an insider. Want to become a record producer? Get this book. It’s the authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide to getting what it takes to become a success in today’s exciting, hyper-competitive music business. For musicians interested in hands-on record production, for aspiring pros, for anyone with an interest... Read more >
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