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The Top 40 Annual 1988 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,770. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Leading chart historian James Masterton presents a detailed account of every act and every hit single to reach the UK Top 40 during the course of this historic year in popular music.
You Guys are Good - for Girls! One Woman's Musical Breakthrough in a Male-Dominated World by Donna R. Gataletto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The autobiography of the leader of several all-woman electric bands in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History by Ed Manolio
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
The first music history reference book of its kind! We reveal the greatest popular music albums, both composed and performed by the same artist or artists. The premise being the artists must have written or co-written and also performed, either vocally and/or instrumentally on every track contained on their album. These are the most talented artists in the world of popular music!
The Ultimate Book on Songwriting by Al Kasha
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 75,030. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
MR. AL KASHA has won awards and acclaim in every musical medium. In the combined areas of POP, R&B and COUNTRY music, he has won two ACADEMY AWARDS for BEST SONG “THE MORNING AFTER” from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, and “WE MAY NEVER LOVE LIKE THIS AGAIN” from THE TOWERING INFERNO. MR. KASHA has also been nominated for two other Awards in BEST SONG and BEST SCORE for “CANDLE ON THE WATER’ Pete's Dragon
The Venue Book: Keys To Conquering Country Music Booking by Brittany Bexton
Price: $99.50 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
"The Venue Book" is essentially the encyclopedia of country music venues. It boasts contact information for more than 3,500 venues nationwide. It contains venue listings for every state in the US, and D.C. "The Venue Book" is laid out in an easy to read format that is time saving and efficient. also contains informational & educational articles to help anyone get started with booking.
How To Write Your Song by Paul den Arend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Composition
This e-book provides you with a proven method for writing songs. We don’t believe in relying on talent or inspiration. We believe songwriting is a craft that can be mastered with a bit of work. It is not so hard to write an inspired song. Anyone can do it. Even though the course is not very hard to follow, our whole method is based on centuries of teaching musical theory.
Hip Hop: The Complete Archives by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Written by the first professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop, and for the first time, all the groundbreaking journalism and book, as well as the first version of the Beat Street script have been collected into one volume that also includes The Pied Piper of of Hip Hop, The Great Phase 2, and Bugging Out on the Endless Beat.
Find Your Voice – The No.1 Singing Tutor by Jo Thompson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: British English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Voice, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
'Find Your Voice – The No.1 Singing Tutor' is the fully revised and extended edition of this classic, best-selling singing book. 'Find Your Voice' is the ultimate, user-friendly guide to singing and the voice for singers of all styles and abilities.The author, Jo Thompson, is one of the UK's leading vocal coaches with over 25 years of experience in TV, film and the music industry.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..
The Beatles' Recordings. A Compendium by Steve Lambley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
The Beatles’ Recordings gives the facts behind all the Beatles' studio, television, radio and film recordings – dates; locations; take and mix numbers; overdubbing, editing and release details; and UK and US chart data. From ‘Across The Universe’ to ‘Your Feet’s Too Big’, it details the 314 songs that the Beatles recorded and released between 1958 and 2013.
Thirty Men & a Girl: A Singer’s Memoirs of War, Mountains, Travel, and always Music by Elisabeth Parry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 176,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This is a wonderful book, tracing the life of an extraordinary and inspirational woman - her wartime experiences, travelling throughout the Middle East during the War performing for the troops with a small orchestra, and becoming a WW2 forces sweetheart. Then follows her post war career as an opera singer, Elisabeth Parry's fascinating memoir fills an important gap in British operatic history.
The Top 40 Annual 2013 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,270. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The latest reference book in the acclaimed series for chart fans of all ages - your complete guide to the hits of 2013.
The Christian Musicians Devotional by Marie Wise
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Kanye West Superstar by Byron Crawford
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Kanye West is the self-proclaimed Steve Jobs of the Internet, downtown, fashion and culture. He doesn't just produce critically acclaimed rap albums, he has ideas for water bottle design and architecture. He aspires to design a leather jogging pant for a European clothing line. Kanye West Superstar is the story of how Kanye West became such an important person to himself and also to America.
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Antimony and How a White Wedding at the Hunger Games Had a Mocking Jay Nixon and Silent Bob Strike Back at Magical ME 23rd, Volume 51 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 47. Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Volume 51 is a continuation of Volume 50. It covers news for 8/14 of 2014 to 8/16 of 2014. It does a Psychic Examination of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri using Psychic Forensic Analysis of the data. It also covers the theme of Madonna and the news articles pertaining to God that surfaced. There's also references to Harry Potter and the movie "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2015 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This indispensable directory is a must-have for anyone wanting to make it in the music industry! It gives you: hundreds of record labels; hundreds of music managers; indexes by genre, so you can quickly find all the right listings; and access to overseas markets. It also provides free access to the entire current databases online, including over 1,400 record labels, and over 900 managers.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music by Garrison Fewell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
Strange Boat - Mike Scott & The Waterboys by Ian Abrahams
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Strange Boat charts the twisting and meandering journey of Mike Scott, describing the literary and spiritual references that inform his songwriting and exploring the multitude of locations and cultures in which his band, The Waterboys, have assembled and reflected in their recordings.
My Music in London by John Amis
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
a review of the post-war period in classical music mostly in London by music critic John Amis
So, You Want To Be A DJ? by Graham Charles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Dance music
An often hilarious insight to the world of entertainment, music and how to become a top DJ! This book is a valuable resource for up-and-coming DJ's with tips and advice cemented in between Graham’s witty stories as he plays around the world sharing the adventures & mishaps that happen along the way. From London to New York, France to Malta. From a humble start to playing to 1000's!