Songwriter's Market 2016

Where and How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese,Andrea Williams

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639390

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 8985

"Where & how to market your songs"--Cover.
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Conversations With Tom Petty

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127640

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2458

“...the notoriously media-wary Petty responds...about his life, career, and craft…” Publishers Weekly Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: American Girl, Breakdown, Don’t Come Around Here No More, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream, You Don’t Know How It Feels , and many others. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as his solo albums and those with the Traveling Wilburys, have been critically acclaimed the world over and have earned numerous Platinum-status awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Grammys, MTV Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many other honours. Author, Paul Zollo, conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career, with special focus on his song writing. The conversations are reprinted with little or no editorial comment alongside rare photographs of the legend and represent a unique perspective on Tom’s entire career.
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Guide to Literary Agents 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352669

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 336

View: 4727

Provides profiles, contact information, and submission details for more than one thousand literary agents seeking clients, with tips on revisions, query letters, research, and preparing book proposals.
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1995 Songwriter's Market

Where & How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cindy Laufenberg

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898796766

Category: Reference

Page: 522

View: 8315

More than 2,200 music publishers, producers, groups, and managers are provided in an updated guide, which includes submissions requirements, advice on keeping material current, songwriter's organizations, workshops, and contest listings.
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The Complete ABBA (40th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Simon Sheridan

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781164983

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 7168

For four decades ABBA - the combined talents of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - has been a global music phenomenon, clocking up record sales of over 360 million. For the very first time The Complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup's singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies. Beginning with their 1972 debut single People Need Love, the book chronicles the band's incredible story right through to Björn and Benny's triumphant Thank You for the Musictribute concert held in London in 2009, and beyond, to 2012, the band's 40th anniversary. This is all the ABBA you'll ever need!
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Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352683

Category: Authorship

Page: 416

View: 4869

"Features one-year access to the children's publishing content at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.
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Testimony

Author: Robbie Robertson

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307889807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 3353

The New York Times Bestseller On the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller’s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire “going electric” with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley criss-crossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early 70’s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship between five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson’s story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.
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Songwriter's Market 2017

Where and How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese,Andrea Williams

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440347795

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 2110

"Where & how to market your songs"--Cover.
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The Best Banjo Book

25 Songs That Will Teach You The Banjo Basics

Author: Kelly Gordon Weeks

Publisher: Kelly's Music Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 7504

Learn to play the banjo the fun way!The first and only play-along method for learning the banjoPlay 25 songs that will teach you the basics of clawhammer banjoEach song has an audio and video recording that helps you learn to playGood for absolute beginners and kidsLog on to kellysmusicbooks.com for more informationAuthor Kelly Weeks is a firm believer that learning to play music should involve playing along with music recordings. Playing with a beat is a student's best method of practice. It teaches the student how to play steady time as well as prepares them for playing with other musicians. Kelly plays both the clawhammer and the three finger style but he has found much greater success teaching the clawhammer style.This is not a comprehensive method for learning the banjo. It is a method to help you learn to play the basic banjo techniques with musical recordingsThe audio play-along tracks can be found at: http://kellysmusicbooks.com/media/Watch the video demo here: http://youtu.be/TD_T2TTTJw4
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Songwriting

Essential Guide to Rhyming : a Step-by-step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793511815

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 3215

"Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics : This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine."--P. 4 de la couv.
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Dirty Money

Author: Marina Adshade

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780742592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6446

In this witty and revelatory investigation of the so-called dismal science, University of British Columbia professor Marina Adshade skips the usual widgets and uncovers how the market comes to bear on our most intimate decisions: sex, dating, courtship, love, marriage, even breaking up. The science of ‘sexonomics’ is born: How much money does an ugly guy need to have to attract as many women via an online dating site as a hot man? Is modern marriage just an opportunity to consume more goods and services? Does raising the price of beer reduce risky sex? Why does a spike in the sale of sex toys predict an upcoming recession, while an increase in the number of breast lifts indicates a perkier economy is on the way? Which comes first: a prosperous nation or a promiscuous one? Once you read Dirty Money, you’ll never look at your money – or your relationships – the same way again
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Recombo DNA

The Story of Devo, or How the '60s Became the '80s

Author: Kevin C. Smith

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1908279400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5428

(Book). Devo may have become synonymous with the crass commercialism of '80s new wave, but many of their inspirations and guiding principles are firmly rooted in the idealism of the '60s. They took a willfully non-traditional approach to the surprisingly conservative world of rock music, seeking inspiration instead from Dada and Pop art, comic books and homemade electronics, and in the process becoming a sort of musical Zelig, crossing paths with everything from late '60s psychedelia to punk, krautrock to new wave. Their idiosyncratic philosophy may not always have been consistent, but it served as a deep well of inspiration, and led to them working with such legendary characters as art-rock pioneer Brian Eno and Beatles/Bowie engineer Ken Scott. Published to coincide with the group's 40th anniversary in 2013, "Recombo DNA" is the first book to evaluate in the proper context the innovations and accomplishments of this truly groundbreaking band. Beginning in 1970, with the transformative effects of the Kent State University shootings which the band-members witness firsthand and ending a decade later with Devo on the cusp of superstardom (with "Whip It"), it traces the sounds and ideas that the group absorbed and in turn brought to prominence as unlikely rock stars. For anyone who has ever wondered where "the band who fell to earth" came from, here is the answer.
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All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795309779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 3323

No one understands the music industry--from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices--better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need To Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called “the industry bible” and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive. Drawing on his unique, up-to-the-minute experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers advice concerning: - The Copyright Royalty Board’s latest decisions regarding online transmissions. - The developing new customs concerning new technologies such as streaming on demand, ringtones, and digital downloads. Passman also gives guidance on other fundamental issues such as how to: - Select and hire a winning team of advisors--personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys--and structure their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships. - Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals. - Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyright law. - Maximize concert touring and merchandising deals. Almost everyone in the music business, from musicians and songwriters to entertainment lawyers and record company executives, are scrambling to sort out what is going to happen next, and Passman is right in the thick of these changes. Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.
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Songwriting Without Boundaries

Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599632971

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 6434

Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details effectively use metaphor and comparative language add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.
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The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing

Author: Randall D. Wixen

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423468547

Category: Music

Page: 185

View: 3193

(Book). Publishing is one of the most complex and lucrative parts of the music business. Industry expert Randall Wixen covers everything from mechanical, performing and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English. This updated and revised edition has been prepared in light of the ever-changing landscape of music publishing, taking into account factors like illegal downloading and recent announcements from the Copyright Royalty Board. With an added "DIY" chapter, the author demonstrates why the playing field has changed for the traditional copyright adminstrators, and how musicians just starting out can protect their own work until they hit the big time.
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The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

Singin', Praisin', Raisin'

Author: Joyce Green,Casi Best,Foxfire Students

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0307742598

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 508

View: 2234

"The bestselling Foxfire series returns with a loving tribute to Appalachian culture, this time with a focus on preserving and passing down the music, the lore, and the "how-to" wisdom of earlier generations"--Provided by publisher.
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According to the Rolling Stones

Author: The Rolling Stones

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811869676

Category: Music

Page: 402

View: 4620

For the first time in paperback—and in a great reading edition—here is the real story of the Rolling Stones, as told by the Stones themselves. In their own words, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood get right to the heart of what makes the Stones the Stones, as musicians, songwriters, and performers, describing how their music has evolved, and revealing frankly how their own lives have helped or hindered their music-making. The Stones' own stories are complemented by insider reflections from key players in their story over the years. Also included are 64 pages of vintage photographs. "For fans, here's proof that you can sometimes get what you want." (People)
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Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure

Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476867534

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 8902

(Berklee Guide). Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more.
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Writer's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352645

Category: Authorship

Page: 896

View: 7777

"Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let [this book] guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities-- including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away"--
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