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    Making and Marketing Music
    The Musician's Guide to Financing, Distributing, and Promoting Albums
    By Jodi Summers
    (Allworth Press)
    This industry-savvy guide will help musicians of all levels make the album that best complements their skills and meets their career objectives. Revealed here are the who, what, where, when and how of album making, and the tools to sell and prosper in the business. Included are interviews with P. Diddy,... [READ MORE]
    How Music Dies (or Lives)
    Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts
    By Ian Brennan, Foreword by Corin Tucker
    (Allworth Press)
    All recordings document life, arising from a specific time and place, and if that place is artificial, the results will be as well. Culled from a lifetime of learning through failure and designed to provoke thought and inspiration for artists in every medium, How Music Dies (or Lives) is a virtual how-to... [READ MORE]
    Cerphe's Up
    A Musical Life with Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, CSNY, and Many More
    By Cerphe Colwell, By Stephen Moore
    (Carrel Books)
    Cerphe’s Up is an incisive musical memoir by Cerphe Colwell, a renowned rock radio broadcaster for more than forty-five years in Washington, DC. Cerphe shares his life as a rock radio insider in rich detail and previously unpublished photographs. His story includes promotion and friendship with a young... [READ MORE]
    Beethoven's Skull
    Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond
    By Tim Rayborn
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Beethoven’s Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music. Proving that good music and shocking tabloid-style stories make excellent bedfellows, it presents tales of revenge, murder, curious accidents, and strange fates that span... [READ MORE]
    The Kingdom of Zydeco
    By Michael Tisserand, Foreword by Buckwheat Zydeco
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “An important book for anyone with an interest in life, American music, Southern culture, dancing, accordions, the recording industry, folklore, old dance clubs in the weeds, fortune tellers, hoodoos or shotguns.” —Annie Proulx There’s a musical kingdom in the American South that’s not marked on any... [READ MORE]
    So You Think You Know Rock and Roll?
    An In-Depth Q&A Tour of the Revolutionary Decade 1965-1975
    By Peter E. Meltzer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Test your knowledge of the most important era of rock music.Rolling Stone magazine recently released its list of the 100 greatest albums in rock music history, a period spanning more than fifty years. Nearly 60 percent of those albums were released in the decade from 1965 to 1975—the golden age of classic... [READ MORE]
    Waiting to Derail
    Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country's Brilliant Wreck
    By Thomas O'Keefe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Long before the Grammy nominations, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, and Hollywood friends and lovers, Ryan Adams fronted a Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown. Lumped into the burgeoning alt-country movement, the band soon landed a major label deal and recorded an instant classic:... [READ MORE]
    Woodstock 1969
    The Lasting Impact of the Counterculture
    Photographs by Jason Lauré, Text by Jason Lauré, Text by Ettagale Blauer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock festival nears, Woodstock 1969 stands out for its singular voice. Photojournalist Jason Lauré followed his unerring instinct for being in the right place at the crucial moment. He and coauthor Ettagale Blauer trace the historic events that preceded the festival... [READ MORE]
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