Best known as the composer of such hits as Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love," and the Carpenters' "Close to You," Burt Bacharach wrote the music for over 700 published songs and has been recorded by some 2,000 artists - from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to the Beatles and the Supremes. Song By Song is a witty, cheeky song-by-song journey through Bacharach's vast recorded oeuvre, from Nat "King" Cole's little-known 1952 version of 'Once in a Blue Moon" to Burt's recent collaborations with Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett and Chicago.
Hailed as a masterpiece for its original interpretations of Beethoven's life and music. This edition takes into account the latest information and literature. Includes a 30-page bibliographical essay, numerous illustrations, and a full-color pictorial biography of the composer.
An invaluable creative tool for all songwriters, poets, and teachers! Schirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary is the ultimate rhyming dictionary with more than 96,000 one-, two-, and three- syllable rhymes! In addition to providing numerous rhyming options, the book also contains helpful sections on the role of rhymes in songwriting such as: What is a rhyme? Must a song rhyme? Difference between writing lyrics and writing poetry Usage of rhymes Spontaneous creation True rhymes versus false rhymes Rhyme schemes Inner or internal rhymes
The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry. Millions dream of attaining glamour and wealth through music. This book reveals the secrets of the music business that have made fortunes for the superstars. A must-have for every songwriter, performer and musician.
Women have been important players in the recording industry from the very beginning, but not until 1996 did they out-chart their male competitors and pull ahead in the race for hits. Go, Girl, Go! provides a nearly 100-year history of women in music, beginning with Lil Hardin Armstrong and Billie Holiday, and continuing up to present-day artists such as Britney Spears and Norah Jones. The book features a thoughtful analysis of the 1996 revolution, along with interviews with artists such as Shania Twain, Pat Benatar, Brenda Lee, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Tiffany, and Tammy Wynette, and executives such as Garth Brooks' ex-manager Pam Lewis, BMI head Frances Preston, Stax Records co-founder Estelle Axton, and Tracey Edmonds of Yab Yum Entertainment. The only definitive history of the women who have made popular music during the past 100 years, with details and stories from over 185 different women musicians and industry executives.
Sarah Jones presents a comprehensive guide to being an effective and creative assistant studio engineer. However, this book is unique. Rather than offering pages and pages of technical jargon, Jones discusses ways to approach the industry itself including How to network and achieve the best internship Knowing exactly what will be required of you and what to expect from your role The standards of knowledge and technical education you may require Pragmatic ways to approach 'difficult' sessions Preparing for interviews Effective strategies and career management The book is packed with useful contacts, organisations and support. A host of interviews and anecdotes from established industry figures offer help and advice, giving you the best opportunity to beat the competition and land the engineering job you deserve.
This book for professional and amateur musicians is an inspired cross between Stephen Covey’s wildly popular Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Debbie Allen’s Confessions of a Shameless Self Promoter. Musician and rock journalist, Michael Gelfand (of the band, Fuller), shoots from the hip and tells his fellow musicians the straight truth about this business: It will chew you up and spit you out... all before breakfast... unless you’ve got a solid plan of attack. This advice is for every struggling musician out there who wants their band to gain momentum and break through the noise.
Scoring for film hsa changed dramatically over the past 20 years. With the advent of MIDI sequencers and low-cost recording gear, just about any composer anywhere can score a film. Well-known composer Sonny Kompanek teaches this new film scoring process at the prestigious New York University and now he shares his secrets with the pages of From Score to Screen. Learn about the cast of professionals you'll work with as a film composer. Find out how to meet people in the business, network, and create a promotional demo. Learn how to compose themes and battle writers' block. And know how to make a director happy with your work. With this book, you'll gain practical knowledge that you can put into action immediately. This is the only book that discusses the new film scoring process which utilises the latest technology.
Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generate over thirty different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money. Taking a practical approach, the authors -- one a successful music publisher and attorney, the other a songwriter and music business professor -- explain in simple terms the basic concept of copyright law as it pertains to compositions. Throughout, they give practical examples from "real world" situations that illuminate both potential pitfalls and possible upsides for the working composers.