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Decoded
Decoded
Written by Jay-Z
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ISBN: 9781588369598
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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $4.99

Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.
 
Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of... Read more >
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100 Great Operas And Their Stories
100 Great Operas And Their Stories
Written by Henry W. Simon
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ISBN: 9780307773708
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100 Great Operas And Their Stories
Act-By-Act Synopses
Written by Henry W. Simon


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much... Read more >
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This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring
This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring
Written by Ray D. Waddell, Rich Barnet and Jake Berry
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ISBN: 9780307875006
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This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring
A Practical Guide to Creating, Selling, Organizing, and Staging Concerts
Written by Ray D. Waddell, Rich Barnet and Jake Berry


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $14.99

The only book that looks at the business of concert promotion. Concerts are part art, part party—and a big part business. This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring is the first to focus on that all-important business aspect, from creating a show, to selling a show, to organizing the show, to... Read more >
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Written by Will Friedwald
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ISBN: 9780307379894
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

Written by Will Friedwald


Format: eBook, 832 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $24.99

Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern...

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Written by Will Friedwald
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ISBN: 9780375421495
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

Written by Will Friedwald


Format: Hardcover, 832 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $45.00

Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern...

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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Written by Loretta Lynn and George Vecsey, Read by Sissy Spacek
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ISBN: 9780307912862
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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Written by Loretta Lynn and George Vecsey
Read by Sissy Spacek


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $17.50

Loretta Lynn’s classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry.
 
Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one... Read more >
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All of Me
All of Me
Written by Anne Murray and Michael Posner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307398451
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All of Me

Written by Anne Murray and Michael Posner


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $19.50

In this revealing autobiography, Canada’s first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid.

“After ‘Snowbird’ hit, I was swept up like Dorothy... Read more >
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Finishing the Hat
Finishing the Hat
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679439073
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Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Written by Stephen Sondheim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $45.00

Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His career has spanned more than half a century, his lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and in Finishing the Hat—titled after perhaps his most autobiographical song, from... Read more >
Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Edition
Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Edition
Written by Daylle Deanna Schwartz
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ISBN: 9780307774903
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Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Edition

Written by Daylle Deanna Schwartz


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $16.99

For everyone interested in starting a record label–to market new talent or to release and promote their own music–there has never been a better time to do it!

Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started... Read more >
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Five Lessons on Wagner
Five Lessons on Wagner
Written by Alain Badiou, Afterword by Slavoj Zizek, Translated by Susan Spitzer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674817
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Five Lessons on Wagner

Written by Alain Badiou
Afterword by Slavoj Zizek
Translated by Susan Spitzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2010
Price: $26.95

For over a century, Richard Wagner’s music has been the subject of intensedebate among philosophers, many of whom have attacked its ideological—some say racist and reactionary—underpinnings. In this major new work,Alain Badiou, radical philosopher and keen Wagner enthusiast, offers adetailed reading of the critical responses to the composer’s work, whichinclude Adorno’s... Read more >
Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
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ISBN: 9780307379504
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one hundred years later, Mahler has displaced Beethoven...

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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition
Written by Joel Whitburn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780823085545
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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition
Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009
Written by Joel Whitburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $35.00

The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music
 
Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart... Read more >
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Bowie
Bowie
Written by Marc Spitz
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ISBN: 9780307716996
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Bowie
A Biography
Written by Marc Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $17.00

Finally an expansive biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest music and cultural icons

From noted author and rock ’n’ roll journalist Marc Spitz comes a major David Bowie biography to rival any other. Following Bowie’s life from his start as David Jones, an R & B—loving kid from Bromley... Read more >
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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Written by Loretta Lynn and George Vecsey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307741233
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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Written by Loretta Lynn and George Vecsey


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $15.00

Loretta Lynn’s classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry.
 
Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one... Read more >
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Whatever You Say I Am
Whatever You Say I Am
Written by Anthony Bozza
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ISBN: 9780307549204
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Whatever You Say I Am
The Life and Times of Eminem
Written by Anthony Bozza


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2010
Price: $9.99

does eminem matter?

On assignment for his first cover story for Rolling Stone, the very first national cover story on Eminem, Anthony Bozza met a young blond kid, a rapper who would soon take the country by storm. But back in 1999, Eminem was just beginning to make waves among suburban white... Read more >
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The New Face of Jazz
The New Face of Jazz
Written by Cicily Janus, Photographed by Ned Radinsky, Foreword by Marcus Miller
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ISBN: 9780823027217
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The New Face of Jazz
An Intimate Look at Today's Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow
Written by Cicily Janus
Photographed by Ned Radinsky
Foreword by Marcus Miller


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.99

Jazz is thriving in the twenty-first century, and The New Face of Jazz is an intimate, illustrated guide to the artists, venues, and festivals of today's jazz scene. This book celebrates the living legends, current stars, and faces of tomorrow as they continue to innovate and expand the boundaries of this... Read more >
This Business of Urban Music
This Business of Urban Music
Written by James Walker
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ISBN: 9780307874979
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This Business of Urban Music
A Practical Guide to Achieving Success in the Industry, from Gospel to Funk to R &B to Hip-Hop
Written by James Walker


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $12.99

The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here’s the first reference book to offer sound business and... Read more >
Verdi With a Vengeance
Verdi With a Vengeance
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9780307756336
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Verdi With a Vengeance
An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $15.99

Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.

If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here.  If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance... Read more >
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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Revised and Updated Editio
What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Revised and Updated Editio
Written by Peter M. Thall
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307874955
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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business, Revised and Updated Editio
The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (And a Few Truths)
Written by Peter M. Thall


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $15.99

Bad news: The music business is packed with hidden agendas. Good news: There’s one indispensable guide that helps songwriters, musicians, executives, lawyers, and managers understand the music business and travel its shark-infested waters safely and confidently. What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business sold more than 20,000 copies in... Read more >
Enter the Babylon System
Enter the Babylon System
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce
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ISBN: 9780307368461
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Enter the Babylon System
Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 18, 2010
Price: $9.99

A docu-style investigation of our fascination with the gun, from the perspective of the hip-hop generation.

The 2003 shooting death of Toronto community-centre worker Kempton Howard put the spotlight on hip hop’s fixation with guns. Media and police soon blamed rap music and its tales of gang life on bullet-ridden US streets... Read more >
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Make Your Voice Heard
Make Your Voice Heard
Written by Chuck Jones
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875228
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Make Your Voice Heard
An Actor's Guide to Increased Dramatic Range Through Vocal Training
Written by Chuck Jones


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $14.99

• Focuses on the relationship between
voice training and acting


• Simple, easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the voice in just 10 minutes
per day


• Revised and expanded edition includes
new techniques


• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-8333-0

Chuck Jones, the leading expert on using the voice to convey character, explains his groundbreaking techniques clearly and concisely... Read more >
Wagner Without Fear
Wagner Without Fear
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9780307756343
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Wagner Without Fear
Learning to Love--and Even Enjoy--Opera's Most Demanding Genius
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $14.99

Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannhäuser complex? If you're baffled by the behavior of Wagner worshipers... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369819
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs, Read by Patrick Egan
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ISBN: 9780307715692
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs
Read by Patrick Egan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $20.00

“All men become brothers . . .
Be embraced, ye millions!”
 
The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the work was born in a repressive era, with terrified Bourbons, Hapsburgs, and... Read more >
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On the Road with Bob Dylan
On the Road with Bob Dylan
Written by Larry Sloman, Introduction by Kinky Friedman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307539144
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On the Road with Bob Dylan

Written by Larry Sloman
Introduction by Kinky Friedman


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

“The War and Peace of Rock and Roll.” —Bob Dylan

In 1975, as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and On the Road with Bob Dylan is... Read more >
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