The Real Deal
How to Get Signed to a Record Label
Paperback ISBN: 0823084051
A music business reference source that offers advice to musicians on getting that all-important record deal. This edition features tips from managers, record producers, recording artists and publicists. There are instructions on preparing a presentation package and contacting record labels.
Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0061076066
Drawing on the experiences and wisdom of more than one hundred artists in the fields of rock, jazz, and hip-hop music, this informative study captures the world of the professional musician as seen through the eyes of such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Kool Mo Dee, and Harry Connick, Jr., among others. Original.
Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & Techniques of the Musical Mavericks
Paperback ISBN: 0879307943
Advances in recording technology have changed the rules of the road, putting musicians in the driver's seat. Wired peers into the personalities of artists/producers with profiles, photo essays and comprehensive descriptions of their home studios. Stark conceptual photography will reflect the personas of artists such as No Doubt, Sonic Youth, Snoop Dogg, Korn, and more as they are connected to their home studios and surroundings. By bringing profiles, images, and technical data together in one package, both fans and mainstream producers will find themselves interested in a visually stunning and educational book.
A Dylan Commentary
Paperback ISBN: 0306809079
Hard Rain ranges over thirty years of Bob Dylan's recordings, films, and concerts to deliver astute insights intoand sometimes heretical judgements ofhis prodigious corpus of work. This updated edition includes a new epilogue that examines Dylan's thirtieth anniversary celebration in 1992; his albums Good As I Been to You, World Gone Wrong, and Time Out of Mind; his 1997 performance before the Pope; and his 1998 Grammy Award comeback. The result is unparalleled rock criticism.
Crank It Up
Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
Paperback ISBN: 0879307781
The live concert business is exploding; hundreds of acts are hitting the road every year, and whatever style music they play, they need to sound great. How can you be at the controls for these show? Learn from this book! Meet 72 of the world's finest front-of-house and monitor engineers, and listen as they reveal what gear they use and how, how they make top acts always sound amazing, and what it takes to survive the climb to the big time. Get the inside scoop straight from concert engineers on the road with stars such as Aerosmith, KISS, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Dixie Chicks, Blondie, Madonna, Norah Jones, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others!
The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0306808889
"Before Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner, there was Ruth Brown, the legendary rhythm and blues singer best known for her hits ""(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean,"" ""Teardrops from My Eyes,"
The Life of Lee Hays
Paperback ISBN: 0803297475
During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.
Ticket to Ride
Inside the Beatles' 1964 & 1965 Tours That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 014303426x
An insider's chronicle of the world's first major rock-and-roll tour follows the Beatles' groundbreaking 1965 and 1965 North American tours, following the legendary group around the country as they evolved from four young musicians from Liverpool into rock icons. Reprint.