Books tagged: music criticism

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The New Now
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Jason Krakow—music critic, Brooklynite, aging hipster—is losing his touch. And he might be losing his mind. The lapses of consciousness! The memory loss! The eerie insights and coincidences! The implosion of his relationships! This mysterious new woman! The disappearance of his roommate! And possibly an international plot! The universe seems to be falling apart... and it might take Jason with it.
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.
Frank Zappa Buying Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
During his lifetime and a musical career that spanned five decades, Frank Zappa released almost 60 albums of rock, jazz-rock, and classical music. The Frank Zappa Buying Guide is an album by album guide to navigating the often daunting Zappa catalog, with cover photos for each album, as well as descriptions, band history, and much more.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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.
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!
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting (Revised 2013)
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process.
Music: What Happened?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by 125 Records. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Music: What Happened?, renowned musician Scott Miller writes about each of the past 54 years in popular music—1957-2010—via countdown song lists, blending the perspectives of a serious musician, a thoughtful critic, and an all-devouring music fan. Miller not only tells you why he loves particular songs, but also what was going on in the musical world in which they competed to be heard.