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Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll
Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll
by Fred Goodman
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The story of notorious manager Allen Klein, revealing new, behind-the-scenes details about some of the biggest rock bands in history Allen Klein was like no one the music industry had seen before. The hard-nosed business manager became infamous for... (read more)

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Writing Better Lyrics: The Essential Guide to Powerful Songwriting
Writing Better Lyrics: The Essential Guide to Powerful Songwriting
by Pat Pattison
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The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and... (read more)

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Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us
Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us
by J Douglas Waterman
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Since its founding in 1984, American Songwriter magazine has published hundreds of in-depth interviews with established and emerging songwriters in all musical genres. This volume reprints a selection of the best of these, along with some interviews... (read more)

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The Craft and Business of Songwriting: A Practical Guide to Creating and Marketing Artistically and Commercially Successful Songs (Craft & Business of Songwriting)
The Craft and Business of Songwriting: A Practical Guide to Creating and Marketing Artistically and Commercially Successful Songs (Craft & Business of Songwriting)
by John Braheny
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The essential guide for success in songwriting In this comprehensively updated 3rd Edition, John Braheny teaches you the craft of songwriting and then goes behind the scenes of the music business to unearth insider secrets that will make your songs stand... (read more)

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All You Need to Know about the Music Business
All You Need to Know about the Music Business
by Donald S Passman
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"Any creative person who's considering working in the music business should read this book."-- Jimmy Lovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M... (read more)

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So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star : How I Machine-gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales From a Drummer's Life (04 Edition)
So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star : How I Machine-gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales From a Drummer's Life (04 Edition)
by Jacob Slichter
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“Slichter’s most impressive attribute is his unfailing enthusiasm for his craft and for music in general.” —James McMurtry, The New York Times Book... (read more)

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How to Play the 5-String Banjo
How to Play the 5-String Banjo
by Pete Seeger
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This basic manual for banjo players includes melody line, lyrics and banjo accompaniment and solos notated in standard form and tablature. Chapters cover material such as: a basic strum, the fifth string, hammering on, pulling off, double thumbing, and... (read more)

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Minding Your Business: A Guide to Money and Taxes for Creative Professionals
Minding Your Business: A Guide to Money and Taxes for Creative Professionals
by Martin Kamenski
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Kamenski, a practicing CPA, unleashes years of tax experience on the creative community. He offers explanations in language that is easy for the most number-illiterate to understand. His Chicago-based practice serves clients nationwide and offers artists... (read more)

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Songwriters on Songwriting
Songwriters on Songwriting
by Paul Zollo
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An expanded edition of a classic collection of interviews with the greatest songwriters of our time.... (read more)

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The Songwriter's Idea Book
The Songwriter's Idea Book
by Sheila Davis
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In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The... (read more)

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Welcome to the Music Business: You're F**ked!
Welcome to the Music Business: You're F**ked!
by Martin Atkins
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Unlike most music-industry books, this guide is a gritty, punky, and irreverent real-life look at what goes into being a musician. Removing the rose-colored glasses, Martin Atkins—a lifelong music-industry professional—delivers the... (read more)

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Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era
Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era
by Ken Emerson
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An insightful, delightful look at 'the sounds pouring out of radios and jukeboxes in the 1950s and 1960s' (The Wall Street Journal ) Emerson takes flight.... Here we get the whole tale in a single entertaining package. (The New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work (Refiguring American Music)
Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work (Refiguring American Music)
by Matt Stahl
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In Unfree Masters, Matt Stahl examines recording artists' labor in the music industry as a form of creative work. He argues that the widespread perception of singers and musicians as free individuals doing enjoyable and fulfilling work obscures the... (read more)

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Hit Men : Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business, Updated ((Rev)91 Edition)
Hit Men : Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business, Updated ((Rev)91 Edition)
by Fredric Dannen
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Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the... (read more)

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Punk USA: The Rise and Downfall of Lookout! Records
Punk USA: The Rise and Downfall of Lookout! Records
by Kevin Prested
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Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout sold millions of records and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. In 1987, Lawrence... (read more)

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Understanding the Music Business
Understanding the Music Business
by Dick Weissman
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In the corridors of the Vatican on the eve of World War II, American Catholic priest Joseph Patrick Hurley found himself in the midst of secret diplomatic dealings and intense debate. Hurley’s deeply felt American patriotism and fixed ideas about... (read more)

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Beyond Sound: A Career Guide for the Professional Music Technologist
Beyond Sound: A Career Guide for the Professional Music Technologist
by Scott L Phillips
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Beyond Sound is a must-read for anyone who loves music technology and wants to build a career in this competitive, fast-paced world. Author Scott L. Phillips draws on his seventeen-year career as a technology trainer and educator, and his extensive... (read more)

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Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
by Zack O'malley Greenburg
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The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition... (read more)

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The Rhythm of Success: How an Immigrant Produced His Own American Dream
The Rhythm of Success: How an Immigrant Produced His Own American Dream
by Emilio Estefan
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From one of the most dynamic business men in the country: a motivational doctrine for those who want to make their most ambitious dreams comes true. Emilio Estefan-husband to singer Gloria Estefan and founder of the Latin pop legend Miami Sound Machine... (read more)

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Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed
Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed
by Jake Brown
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The term soundtrack of our lives is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians in discussing rock 'n' roll's timeless hits, spanning every subgenre, from pop to hard rock, heavy metal to new wave. In the pages of Behind the... (read more)

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