Books tagged: music journalism

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Why Music Matters: Essays on the State of Popular Music Today
Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From his love of the Cure to his hatred of Auto-Tune, author Peter Lee of Hooks and Harmony writes about music in a way that's engaging, funny and poignant.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
Infinite Crab Meats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
An all you can eat buffet of probing, insightful hip-hop journalism, with thoughts on Rick Ross, Kreayshawn, Das Racist, Odd future, El-P, Killer Mike, Chief Keef, Rap Genius and music publications Pitchfork, SPIN and XXL.
Song of the Day, Volume I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A music uber-fan takes you through 1,000 of his favorite songs, most of which no one has ever heard of. Rock, pop, folk, punk, metal, classical, Latin, experimental ... no genre was safe. Perfect for the music fanatic in your life!
Rock and Hard Places: Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 137,420. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Foruli Classics. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
In 'Rock & Hard Places', a collection of Mueller’s best journalism from the early '90s to the present, he travels to Lebanon with the Prodigy, comes to America with Radiohead, and roams all over the place with U2. He ventures to Bosnia during the war, sees Def Leppard play in a cave in Morocco and attempts to ask the Taliban what they think they’re up to. He’s funny. Occasionally he makes a point.
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The 1960s, Ellen Willis said, were a time when magazines saw that “there was this thing called youth culture, and they were interested in getting authentic young people to write about it.” Willis was one of these. Right out of the box, her rock criticism was as unsentimental as it was passionate, with the publication of a 1967 essay in Commentary about Bob Dylan that was personal journalism at it.