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Beastie Boys Book
Beastie Boys Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812995546
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.
Prince: Before the Rain
Prince
Before the Rain
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681341212
An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all.
Top-Requested Family Favorites: 28 Classic Songs to Play and Sing Together: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Top-Requested Family Favorites
28 Classic Songs to Play and Sing Together: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 1470615029
For anyone looking to sing or play the most well-known and celebrated group songs for a variety of occasions, this book has it all. These 28 selections will bring joy to families and friends of all types who wish to enjoy music together! Titles: Amazing Grace * America (My Country 'Tis of Thee) * America, the Beautiful * Chanukah * Chanukah, Oh Chanukah * Cielito Lindo * Daisy, Daisy (Bicycle Built for Two) * Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) * Deck the Hall * Do Your Ears Hang Low? * The Farmer in the Dell * The First Noel * For He's a Jolly Good Fellow * Havah Nagilah * I Have a Little Dreidel (The Dreidel Song) * Incy-Wincy Spider * I've Been Working on the Railroad * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * London Bridge is Falling Down * My Wild Irish Rose * The Star Spangled Banner * The Twelve Days of Christmas * Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star * When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again * When the Saints Go Marching In * The Yankee Doodle Boy * You're a Grand Old Flag.
Let's Go, So We Can Get Back: A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Let's Go, So We Can Get Back
A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101985267
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with the bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music and the people that have inspired him.
How to Be a Hit Songwriter: Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music
How to Be a Hit Songwriter
Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music
Paperback      ISBN: 063405001x
You've written what you think is a great melody, what you hope is a strong lyric, and you've cut what sounds to you like a killer track. But how do you know if it's a hit? And what do you do with it if it is? Your only option is How to Be a Hit Songwriter, essential reading for advanced songwriters. Molly-Ann Leikin is the award-winning songwriter/songwriting consultant who helps good songwriters all over the world become hit songwriters. Whether your work just needs a little rewriting, polishing or some strong connections, Leikin will guide you step by step to the top of the charts. In How to Be a Hit Songwriter she offers expert advice and exercises, including "Seven Easy Steps to Writing Hit Lyrics." The book features inside information that can turn your song into a potential hit. What's more, she's interviewed music industry power players who share tips that are essential to all developing artists.
Forever
Forever
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617136905
The 1980s British singer, songwriter, actress and model known for her hit
Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits
Small Change
A Life of Tom Waits
Paperback      ISBN: 0312045824
Traces the life and career of Tom Waits, who writes about those down on their luck, looks at his major albums, and describes his work as a motion picture actor
The Giant Standards Piano Sheet Music Collection: Piano/Vocal/guitar
The Giant Standards Piano Sheet Music Collection
Piano/Vocal/guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0739094866
This massive songbook is packed with sheet music for 75 of the most memorable standards for all occasions! Dozens of gems from the golden years of 20th Century pop and jazz are joined by traditional melodies in this collection of essential songs that belong in every musician's repertoire. Titles: Ain't Misbehavin' * All of Me * America the Beautiful * At Last * The Best Is Yet to Come * Blue Moon * Butterfly * Chattanooga Choo Choo * Dance Little Bird (a.k.a. The Chicken Dance) * Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) * Deep Purple * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Elmer's Tune * Fly Me to the Moon * Havah Nagilah * Heart * Hernando's Hideaway * Hey There! * Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo * Hit the Road Jack * I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) * I Let a Song Go out of My Heart * I Put a Spell on You * I Wanna Be Loved by You * I'm a Little Mixed Up * I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter * I'm in the Mood for Love * Laura * Leaving on a Jet Plane * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * Love Is a Many Splendored Thing * Love Story (Where Do I Begin) * Misty * Mood Indigo * Moonlight Serenade * My Man * Theme from New York, New York * On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe * Orange Colored Sky * Over the Rainbow * The Pink Panther * Reach for Tomorrow * Rock Around the Clock * The Shadow of Your Smile * Singin' in the Rain * Smoke Rings * Somewhere My Love * Stairway to the Stars * Star Dust * Star Eyes * Stars Fell on Alabama * Straighten Up and Fly Right * Swinging on a Star * Take Five * Take the "A" Train * Taking a Chance on Love * That's Amore * There Will Never Be Another You * This Masquerade * Those Were the Days * Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree * The Trolley Song * The Twelfth of Never * We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye * What a Wonderful World * Whatever Lola Wants * When the Saints Go Marching In * Who's Sorry Now? * Yesterday When I Was Young * You Don't Have to Say You Love Me * You Made Me Love You * You Steppe
Managing Your Band: Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility
Managing Your Band
Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility
Paperback      ISBN: 0965125076
(Book). Making it in music has never been easy, but today it's harder than ever before. The digital age has dawned and, with it, the music biz has wholly merged with the entertainment industry. Up-and-comers are immediately faced with a dire choice: alter your art to appease the powers that be or learn to navigate the notoriously grimy underside of the most glamorous profession in the world. Whether you're a self-reliant DIY musician or an aspiring personal manager, Stephen Marcone and David Philp's Managing Your Band Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility can help you keep your shirt and maybe just maybe make a buck, all for less than the price of a decent dinner. Now in its sixth edition, Managing Your Band has long since been the standard bearer for aspirants and hardened vets alike. From dive bars to festivals, from branding and merchandising to marketing and publicity, from publishing and licensing to rights and contracts, Marcone and Philp leave no stone unturned in this comprehensive guide to artist management. A lofty claim, eh? No need to take our word for it luminaries in every corner of the industry are willing to testify. To put it mildly, the book has a reputation with record labels. John Butler, Vice President of Promotion at Curb, believes that "Marcone and Philp take on our ever-changing business with a fresh and complete approach. The breadth of information here is as important to veterans as it is to the new entrepreneurs that will power the current and next versions of the music industry." Paul Sinclair, the EVP of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Atlantic, attests that "the 6th edition of Managing Your Band provides an excellent blueprint to follow paths of flexibility and specificity toward a successful career in music. In this book, you find the framework. Implement it well and you have a better shot of finding success with your musical art." Joe Riccitelli, the EVP/GM of RCA, considers the book "a must for new and established managers who may need a brush-up on topics they have forgotten," as "Stephen's & David's vast experience pays off in the 6th edition." Hell, this is "the only book" music mogul Harvey Leeds "took to Israel to teach the Israelis about the international music and entertainment business!" In the end, we think Doc McGhee, the man who whisked Bon Jovi and Motley Crue to superstardom, says it best: "I wish I had something like this when I was starting out!" What more can we say? Pick up the latest edition of Managing Your Band and chase that wild dream!
Cher: All I Really Want to Do
Cher
All I Really Want to Do
Paperback      ISBN: 161713452x
Chronicles Cher's career in show business, which spans over fifty years, from her breakthrough with Sonny Bono in the 1960s to her big-screen successes of the 1980s to her comeback in the 2010 motion picture "Burlesque."