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Lowside of the Road
Lowside of the Road
Written by Barney Hoskyns
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767927093
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Lowside of the Road
A Life of Tom Waits
Written by Barney Hoskyns


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $21.00

With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for... Read more >
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We Got the Neutron Bomb
We Got the Neutron Bomb
Written by Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen
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ISBN: 9780307566249
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We Got the Neutron Bomb
The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
Written by Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

Taking us back to late ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan—We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there.

“California was wide-open sex—no condoms... Read more >
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Like Me
Like Me
Written by Chely Wright
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307378866
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Like Me
Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
Written by Chely Wright


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $25.95

Chely Wright, singer, songwriter, country music star, writes in this moving, telling memoir about her life and her career; about growing up in America’s heartland, the youngest of three children; about barely remembering a time when she didn’t know she was different.
 
She writes about her parents, putting down roots in their... Read more >
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Written by Dave Tompkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933633886
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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: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $35.00

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 Musician's Guide to Licensing Music
The Musician's Guide to Licensing Music
Written by Darren Wilsey and Daylle Deanna Schwartz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780823014873
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The Musician's Guide to Licensing Music
How to Get Your Music into Film, TV, Advertising, Digital Media & Beyond
Written by Darren Wilsey and Daylle Deanna Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $19.99

Plug your music career into the lucrative new income streams of the digital marketplace
 
Record deals are so twentieth century. Today, music licensing is the fastest route to widespread exposure and a steady income. Creators of films, television shows, commercials, video games, ringtones, podcasts and other digital-age media hunger for music perfectly... Read more >
Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Written by Gavin Edwards
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ISBN: 9780307496232
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Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed
Written by Gavin Edwards


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches?

If you are a music fan, you may be aware of some of music’s most enduring mysteries. Where did Pearl Jam get their name? Are the White Stripes related by blood or by marriage? Did Mama Cass really die from choking... Read more >
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Songs in the Key of My Life
Songs in the Key of My Life
Written by Ferentz Lafargue
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ISBN: 9780307497956
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Songs in the Key of My Life
A Memoir
Written by Ferentz Lafargue


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $2.99

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” —Stevie Wonder, “Sir Duke”

In 2003, young professor Ferentz LaFargue traveled to Paris, where his fiancée, Tricia, declared she wasn’t happy with their relationship, ending what he thought was a wonderful engagement. After days of “craying”—“that sorrow-laden blend of crying... Read more >
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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business
What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business
Written by Peter M. Thall
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780823007080
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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business
The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (& a Few Truths)
Written by Peter M. Thall


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $21.99

“For someone on the way up, this book is a must; for everyone else, it’s a bible.”—Danny Strick, co-President, SonyATV Music Publishing, Inc.
 
This completely revised and expanded edition of What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference not only for aspiring songwriters, record producers, and... Read more >
Elvis: My Best Man
Elvis: My Best Man
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli
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ISBN: 9780307452764
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Elvis: My Best Man
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley... Read more >
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Man in the Mirror
Man in the Mirror
Text by Susan Blond, Photographed by Ron Galella, Introduction by Brooke Shields
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875353
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Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson
Text by Susan Blond
Photographed by Ron Galella
Introduction by Brooke Shields


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $49.95

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was a superstar of unprecedented and epic proportions, and is still the bestselling recording artist of all time.

An icon raised in the spotlight, but ever reclusive and terribly shy, Jackson was the ideal subject for paparazzo extraordinaire Ron Galella, the nation’s most famous celebrity photojournalist. Galella shot Michael from... Read more >
The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project
Written by Sam Stephenson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267092
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The Jazz Loft Project
Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965
Written by Sam Stephenson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2009
Price: $40.00

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets)... Read more >
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The Wire Primers
The Wire Primers
Edited by Rob Young, Contribution by Mike Barnes, Nick Cain, Louise Gray and David Keenan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674275
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The Wire Primers
A Guide to Modern Music
Edited by Rob Young
Contribution by Mike Barnes, Nick Cain, Louise Gray and David Keenan


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $19.95

Since it was founded in 1982, The Wire magazine has covered a vast range of alternative, experimental, underground and non-mainstream music. Now some of that knowledge has been distilled into The Wire Primers: a comprehensive guide to the core recordings of some of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical... Read more >
Bowie
Bowie
Written by Marc Spitz
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ISBN: 9780307462398
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Bowie
A Biography
Written by Marc Spitz


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $13.99

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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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070594
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $16.95

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
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ISBN: 9781551993355
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $7.99

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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The Gospel of Hip Hop
The Gospel of Hip Hop
Written by KRS-One
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874974
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The Gospel of Hip Hop
The First Instrument
Written by KRS-One


Format: Hardcover, 832 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2009
Price: $24.95

The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual for members of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and... Read more >
The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger and Eric Davis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265197
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The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer

Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger and Eric Davis


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $65.00

The seventh volume in Knopf’s critically acclaimed Complete Lyrics series, published in Johnny Mercer’s centennial year, contains the texts to more than 1,200 of his lyrics, several hundred of them published here for the first time.

Johnny Mercer’s early songs became staples of the big band era and were regularly featured in... Read more >
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The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger and Eric Davis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307273222
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The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer

Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger and Eric Davis


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $51.99

The seventh volume in Knopf’s critically acclaimed Complete Lyrics series, published in Johnny Mercer’s centennial year, contains the texts to more than 1,200 of his lyrics, several hundred of them published here for the first time.

Johnny Mercer’s early songs became staples of the big band era and were regularly featured in... Read more >
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The Portable Henry Rollins
The Portable Henry Rollins
Written by Henry Rollins
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ISBN: 9780307568090
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The Portable Henry Rollins

Written by Henry Rollins


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2009
Price: $15.99

Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word.  As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year: "through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A. punk rocker into a universal soldier.  His... Read more >
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A Fine Romance
A Fine Romance
Written by David Lehman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805242508
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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $23.00

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and... Read more >
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A Fine Romance
A Fine Romance
Written by David Lehman
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ISBN: 9780805242713
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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and... Read more >
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Written by Elena Cheah, Foreword by Daniel Barenboim
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674084
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Written by Elena Cheah
Foreword by Daniel Barenboim


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2009
Price: $19.95

Bringing together young musicians from Palestine, Israel and other countries of the Middle East, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is both one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world and a rare note of hope in a war-torn region. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999, it aims... Read more >
Sound Kapital
Sound Kapital
Supplement by Yuli Chen, Photographed by Matthew Niederhauser, Introduction by Chairman Ca
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875216
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Sound Kapital

Supplement by Yuli Chen
Photographed by Matthew Niederhauser
Introduction by Chairman Ca


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $24.95

China exists today in a liminal realm, caught between the socialist idealism of old and a calamitous drive for wealth spurned by recent free-market reforms. This seemingly unbridgeable gap tears at the country’s social fabric while provoking younger generations to greater artistic heights. The unique sound emerging from Beijing’s underground delves deeply into this void, aggressively questioning... Read more >
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz
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ISBN: 9780385524575
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812969085
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding... Read more >
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