With a brand-new introduction and chapter that cover the last five year's of Prince's life and work and his untimely death in April 2016. In his three decades of recording, Prince had nearly thirty albums hit the Billboard Top 100. He is the only artist since the Beatles to have a number-one song, movie, and single at the same time. Prince's trajectory—from a teenage unknown in Minneapolis to an idol and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer—won him millions of adoring fans the world over. Prince is the first book to give full treatment to his thirty-five-year career. Acclaimed music journalist Ronin Ro traces Prince's rise from anonymity in the late 70s, to his catapult to stardom in the 80s, to his reemergence in the twenty-first century as an artistic icon. Ro expertly chronicles his music and career, showing how Prince and his albums helped define and inspire a generation. Along the way, Prince confronted labels, fostered other young talents, and took ownership of his music, making a profound mark on the entertainment industry and pop culture.
Release on 2003-09-02 | by Tony Barrow,Julian Newby
Author: Tony Barrow,Julian Newby
This book is a comprehensive guide to a career in the music industry. Offering advice as to how to get into the business, it explains the main features of a wide range of jobs, such as management, production, promotion and merchandise through to the working lives of recording artists and session musicians.
After four million votes were cast, Lethbridge, Alberta's Theo Tams emerged as the 2008 Canadian Idol winner, having captured the hearts of fans from coast to coast. Theo Tams: Inside the Music is a colourful, scrapbook-style look at Theo's Canadian Idol journey and the life experiences that led him to his victory.
The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys' Founding Genius
Author: Philip Lambert
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Inside the Music of Brian Wilson is, as author Phillip Lambert writes in the prologue "completely, and intensely, focused on the music of Brian Wilson, on the musical essence of his songs and the aesthetic value of his artistic achievements. It acknowledges the familiar biographical contexts of his songs, but it tells completely new stories about the birth and evolution of his musical ideas, identifying important musical trends in his work, heretofore undisclosed inter-song connections within his music, or between his music and that of others, and the nature and extent of his artistry. It aims not just to identify great songs, but to explain exactly what makes them so." Lambert, a renowned musicologist, brings to this work to life with both his professional expertise and an infectious personal appreciation of the power of pop music. His clear, engaging tone and accessible writing style allows even a musically inexperienced reader to follow him as he traces Wilson's musical evolution, with a particular focus on the years leading up to the writing and recording of Pet Sounds and SMiLE, albums which many consider to be the masterpieces of his oeuvre. Inside the Music of Brian Wilson is the definitive book on Wilson's music and is essential reading for fans of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and great pop music. Includes THREE amazing Appendixes: Appendix 1: Brian Wilson Song Chronology* Appendix 2: Four Freshmen Albums, 1955-1961 Appendix 3: Favorite Songs and Influences Through 1961 *The most complete song chronology ever published.
This book is the product of extensive taperecorded interviews conducted by Britt Alexander. Mr. Alexander met Idris Muhammad at Joe Segals Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL, in the Fall of 1998, when he was writing free-lance for drum magazine publications. Mr. Muhammad then resided in Austria. Upon publication of the initial interview, both Muhammad and Alexander were living in New York City. The interviews continued. The result has been formatted into this book. Mr. Muhammad is now retired and living in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Alexander is a professional drummer, living in Santa Fe, NM.
Release on 1989 | by Michael Fink,Michael Fink, Dip,Michael Jon Fink
Music in Contemporary Life
Author: Michael Fink,Michael Fink, Dip,Michael Jon Fink
Pubpsher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan
Examining all aspects of the music industry functioning in contemporary American life, this book heightens students' awareness of the variety of musical experience available in everyday life and leads them from familiar subjects to the details of behind-the-scenes operations in the industry.
This book is a solid introduction to the music industry for students with no prior experience, offering a comprehensive overview of the people, technologies, and law that impact on all aspects of the music business. Inside the Music Industry focuses primarily on popular/rock music and how it is created, marketed, recorded, and packaged, as well as the various media in which music plays apart, from radio to video, television, print, and film. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account new developments over the last five years, including digital recording and broadcasting technology, changes in the copyright laws, and legal issues raised by new technologies, such as the controversy over "sampling" existing recordings. Throughout the text, new examples, photographs, and charts have been added to enhance the timeliness of the work.
Calling on more than 26 years of experience, Patricia Bourne explores, in accessible and sincere fashion, this pairing of the practical and philosophical in K-6 general music. Go inside the classroom to discover the who (students) and what (curriculum and methodology) of music education, along with concrete suggestions for how to navigate the landscape once you're "in." The real-world considerations of classroom management and additional responsibilities, such as ensembles and the performance expectations that come with them, are addressed in detail, as is the subject of finding and succeeding in "the" position. As Will Schmid writes, "[this] is the most practical and inspiring music education book I have read in a long time. Whether you are a pre-service college student, a beginning music teacher, or even a veteran educator in need of recharging your batteries, this book will become a valued mentor and trail guide."