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Music: Essential Tools to Boost your Music Buisness - Music Production, Music Theory and Songwriting Audiobook

Music: Essential Tools to Boost your Music Buisness - Music Production, Music Theory and Songwriting

Author: Woody Morgan Narrator: Andy Parrish, Douglas Woodward Release Date: November 2020

Here’s the Perfect Solution If You Want to Step Up Your Songwriting Game or Venture Into the World of Music Production!Do you want to learn how to write the next big hit song? Maybe you want to become a music producer and set up a studio right in your home? If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered!  Of all the arts, music has always been the most mysterious and enchanting one. While there are some people who just have a natural talent for music and a great ear to recognize that perfect melody, the truth is, a lot of musicians had to study for years to get there. So if you’re still at the beginnings of your career, don’t despair! As they say, success is 5% talent and 95% work and studying!  So if you’re a songwriter looking to finally learn all the tips and tricks of great melody, rhythm, and lyrics, this would be a perfect choice. You will also learn what to look for in a music producer! And those of you who want to become a studio master, this will be the guide to take you to that next level! Here’s what you’ll learn in this book: - What are melody, rhythm, and harmony and how to craft the perfect verse-chorus and a bridge - How to use lyrics to hit the right spot with listeners and how to put together rhythm and rhyme - What’s the best songwriting software and how to build a home studio to record your songs - How to choose the best music equipment for your home production studio and learn the most important production software - What is song mastering, how to work with vocals, and how to use digital sound effects to the greatest effect If you want to learn all there is to know about music business, this is the book for you!

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Audiobook

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Author: Dolly Parton Narrator: Dolly Parton Release Date: November 2020

A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind the stories of her most cherished songs. And with some 3,000 songs to her credit, Dolly uses her gift for lyrics to connect to people of all genders, generations, and geographies. Showcasing nearly 100 of her most popular songs, including "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," "9 to 5," and "Coat of Many Colors," to name a few, this one-of-a-kind audio experience delivers answers to fans' most burning questions: How close did Dolly come to singing "I Will Always Love You" as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? And exactly who was Jolene? Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a must-have memoir for fans of country music, music history, and (of course!) Dolly herself.

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Only Here For A Visit: A Life Lived to the Full – from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories Audiobook

Only Here For A Visit: A Life Lived to the Full – from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories

Author: Alan Brazil Narrator: Alan Brazil Release Date: November 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil. As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career. With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up. Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life. © Alan Brazil 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway Audiobook

Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

Author: Michael Riedel Narrator: Shaun Taylor-Corbett Release Date: November 2020

The extraordinary story of a transformative decade on Broadway, featuring gripping behind-the-scenes accounts of shows such as Rent, Angels in America, Chicago, The Lion King, and The Producers—shows that changed the history of the American theater. The 1990s was a decade of profound change on Broadway. At the dawn of the nineties, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing, as musical spectacles like Les Miserables, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera dominated the box office. But Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard soon spelled the end of this era and ushered in a new wave of American musicals, beginning with the ascendance of an unlikely show by a struggling writer who reimagined Puccini's opera La Bohème as the smash Broadway show Rent. American musical comedy made its grand return, culminating in The Producers, while plays, always an endangered species on Broadway, staged a powerful comeback with Tony Kushner's Angels in America. A different breed of producers rose up to challenge the grip theater owners had long held on Broadway, and corporations began to see how much money could be made from live theater. And just as Broadway had clawed its way back into the mainstream of American popular culture, the September 11 attacks struck fear into the heart of Americans who thought Times Square might be the next target. But Broadway was back in business just two days later, buoyed by talented theater people intent on bringing New Yorkers together and supporting the economics of an injured city. Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. From the bitter feuds to the surprising collaborations, all the intrigue of a revolutionary era in the Theater District is packed into Singular Sensation. Broadway has triumphs and disasters, but the show always goes on.

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Robin Williams, American Master: The Movies and Art of a Lost Genius Audiobook

Robin Williams, American Master: The Movies and Art of a Lost Genius

Author: Stephen Spignesi Narrator: Roger Wayne Release Date: November 2020

A comprehensive guide to all of Robin Williams's movies, with facts about plots, performances, and cast, as well as notable trivia and behind-the-scenes details about each film. Did you know that, according to director Chris Columbus, Robin Williams improvised so much during the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire that the studio had enough footage to release PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 versions of the movie? Or that Robin ad-libbed all his lines in Good Morning, Vietnam because the DJ the movie was based on didn't really do comedy during his shows? Robin Williams, American Master looks at Robin's seventy movies, from his earliest appearance in Can I Do It . . . 'Til I Need Glasses? to his final posthumous voice-only appearance in Absolutely Anything. Each film is discussed in detail, with special emphasis on Robin's performances and how they exist in the context of his entire body of work. Robin Williams, American Master is the perfect tour guide through Robin's epic collection of cinematic genius.

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This Is Not My Memoir Audiobook

This Is Not My Memoir

Author: André Gregory, Todd London Narrator: André Gregory Release Date: November 2020

This program is read by the author. The autobiography-of-sorts of André Gregory, an iconic figure in American theater and the star of My Dinner with André This is Not My Memoir tells the life story of André Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer, and actor. For the first time, Gregory shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of My Dinner with André. Taking on the dizzying, wondrous nature of a fever dream, This is Not My Memoir includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the listener from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Helene Weigel, Gregory Peck, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities. This is Not My Memoir is a collaboration between Gregory and Todd London who together create a portrait of an artist confronting his later years. Here, too, are the reflections of a man who only recently learned how to love. What does it mean to create art in a world that often places little value on the process of creating it? And what does it mean to confront the process of aging when your greatest work of art may well be your own life? A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories Audiobook

This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories

Author: Carla Valderrama Narrator: Carla Valderrama Release Date: November 2020

In this one-of-a-kind Hollywood history, the creator of Instagram's celebrated @ThisWasHollywood reveals the forgotten past of the film world in a dazzling visual package modeled on the classic fan magazines of yesteryear. From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age. The shocking fate of the world's first movie star. Clark Gable's secret love child. The film that nearly ended Paul Newman's career. A former child star who, at ninety-three, reveals her #metoo story for the first time. Valderrama unfolds these stories, and many more, in a volume that is by turns riveting, maddening, hilarious, and shocking. Drawing on new interviews, archival research, and an exhaustive library of photographs, This Was Hollywood is a compelling and visually stunning catalogue of the lost history of the movies.

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Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles Audiobook

Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles

Author: Christopher Mckittrick Narrator: Gary Bennett Release Date: November 2020

From the earliest Heartbreakers concerts in Los Angeles at the legendary Whisky a Go Go and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, to the band's final concerts at the iconic Hollywood Bowl, Petty aimed to continue the tradition of the Southern California rock and roll of his musical heroes like the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield in his own fashion. At the same time, Petty's career often coincided with seismic shifts in the music business, indicated by Petty's famous refusal to back down in the face of label management, industry conventions, and the changing courses of platforms that helped make him a superstar, like rock radio and MTV. Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles explores the artistic life of Tom Petty through his career-long relationship with Los Angeles and the many colorful characters and venues that inspired him and his music-including his work with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash, Roger McGuinn, Leon Russell, Rick Rubin, and Del Shannon.

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Blues from Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman Audiobook

Blues from Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman

Author: John Mayall Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: November 2020

John Mayall has played with them all: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser, and the list goes on. Now, in his 80s, John continues to tour all over the world and perform to sold-out crowds. With an incredible blues career spanning over fifty years, rightly earning him the title the "Godfather of British Blues," John shares his experiences and encounters in what will be a must-read autobiography for any true blues fans.

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I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound: A Memoir Audiobook

I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound: A Memoir

Author: Mike Doughty Narrator: Mike Doughty Release Date: November 2020

A precise yet disorienting look at the exhilaration of music, the process of memory, and the moments when the world becomes new, by the acclaimed songwriter and author of The Book of Drugs '[Mike Doughty's writing is] astonishingly vital, energized, and natural. . . . acerbic and sometimes lacerating.'--RICK MOODY, author of The Long Accomplishment and The Ice Storm In this highly original gathering of autobiographical stories, the musician and writer Mike Doughty, in his inimitable voice, sends dispatches from a touring musician's peripatetic life, vividly recalling moments when profound musical experiences made him see the world anew. I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound consists of sometimes-surreal tales, drawing from conflations of memory, especially formative moments in New York City in the 1990s. It looks at how the avid nostalgia of fans is both a boon and a burden for an artist working to stay vital, and what it is to age while touring, and prolifically releasing new music. He examines the struggle to keep relationships alive while living on the road, and the strangeness of the disconnect between performer and audience. A unique narrative, unstuck in time, and an unforgettable examination of what it is to be an artist in this cultural moment, I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound is funny, vulnerable, and unsparing.

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The Kindness of Strangers Audiobook

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Salka Viertel Narrator: Christina Delaine Release Date: November 2020

A memoir about showbiz in the early twentieth century that travels from the theaters of Vienna, Prague, and Berlin, to Hollywood during the golden age. Salka Viertel's autobiography tells of a brilliant, creative, and well-connected woman's pilgrimage through the darkest years of the twentieth century, a journey that would take her from a remote province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. The Kindness of Strangers is, to quote the New Yorker writer S. N. Behrman, 'a very rich book. It provides a panorama of the dissolving civilizations of the twentieth century. In all of them the author lived at the apex of their culture and artistic aristocracies. Her childhood . . . is an entrancing idyll. In Berlin, in Prague, in Vienna, there appears Karl Kraus, Kafka, Rilke, Robert Musil, Schoenberg, Einstein, Alban Berg. There is the suffering and disruption of the First World War and the suffering and agony after it, which is described with such intimacy and vividness that you endure these terrible years with the author. Then comes the migration to Hollywood, where Salka's house on Mabery Road becomes a kind of Pantheon for the gathered artists, musicians, and writers. It seems to me that no one has ever described Hollywood and the life of writers there with such verve.'

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Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll Audiobook

Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll

Author: Howard Bloom Narrator: Jim Meskimen Release Date: November 2020

Howard Bloom-called "the greatest press agent that rock and roll has ever known" by Derek Sutton, the former manager of Styx, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull-is a science nerd who knew nothing about popular music. But he founded the biggest PR firm in the music industry and helped build or sustain the careers of our biggest rock legends, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Queen, Kiss, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run DMC, ZZ Top, Joan Jett, Chaka Khan, and one hundred more. What was he after? He was on a hunt for the gods inside of you and me. Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me is Bloom's story-the strange tale of a scientific expedition into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new myths and movements are made.

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