Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? The sad song of a single violin might make us cry, but the idea of finding out more about classical music can often be intimidating. In this funny, evocative, personal book, Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure. Over the course of three series of the Bafta award-winning The Choir, Gareth has unearthed a passion for classical music in schoolchildren, reluctant teenage boys, and even a whole town. With his infectious enthusiasm and gift for explanation, Gareth´s very personal narrative takes you by the hand and leads you through a world of eccentric composers, flamboyant conductors, troubled geniuses and all the colourful personalities that make up the story of Classical Music. It will also provide a foundation of classical music understanding and give the reader the tools to appreciate a whole new world of music. So whether you want to expand your horizons, spend time with the great composers, introduce an almost infinite variety into your iPod playlist, or are just curious about what you might be missing out on, Music for The People will leave you entertained, informed and completely inspired. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000801/bk_hcuk_000801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Open Letter to Any Musician Who Wants to Make $100,000 (or More) in the Music Business You´re in a career where it´s considered ´´normal´´ to be broke. If you were doing anything else for a living, you´d have given up by now. And I´m sure there are people in your life who wish you´d do just that... They want you to settle down, get a ´´real´´ job, and make music a hobby. Screw ´em. The truth is, if you know what to do, you can make a lot of money as a musician. This book shows you what to do. You´ll learn exactly how to make money with your music - in the club, on the Internet, and on the road. Here´s a taste of what´s waiting for you... How to get record labels to approach you (instead of you chasing them) Nobody at your shows? I´ll show you several ways to fix that... ´´The Drip Method´´ - The most profitable way to release music. A 100-year-old marketing trick developed by a woman thought to be ´´too fat and ugly´´ for a career in music - today it works better than ever! The greatest threat to your music business success (it´s not piracy) and how to neutralize it. A songwriting secret from successful drag queens and pissed off karaoke singers so potent, it almost guarantees a great song! How a $10 ´´kitchen appliance´´ will make you a better songwriter 4 proven ´´cures´´ for music business burnout and overwhelm What it takes for a musician to make $150,000/year (with only 500 fans) Rules for social media. Ignore these at your own risk. ´´Superfan´´ Secrets - How to develop fans who buy everything you sell. How to sell lots of music... without being obnoxious or turning people off Are you a musician over 40? Why age doesn´t matter anymore... Proven, word-for-word ´´scripts´´ and emails that get people to buy your... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Caldwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004923/bk_acx0_004923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two new Appalachian stories from the author of the award-winning Listening for the Crack of Dawn - an ideal introduction to contemporary storytelling for adults. Both stories are based upon real people. In the first, a disastrous birthday enables a child to learn more than an adult possibly could. In the second, two unusual people live their conviction that people are more important than things.With "Party People"; anybody who has ever suffered Birthday Party Anxiety will identify with the boy whose story is told. "Otto and Marguerite" is about a mom and pop musical team who refused to accept more than $10 per night for dance hall work. Otto and Marguerite´s ideas on how just about everything should be done will leave you laughing through your tears. For Adults and Young Adults 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000019/bk_augu_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Known variously as ´´the Windy City´´ ´´the City of Big Shoulders,´´ or ´´Chi-Raq´´, Chicago is one of the most widely celebrated, routinely demonized, and thoroughly contested cities in the world. Chicago is the city of Gwendolyn Brooks and Chief Keef, Al Capone and Richard Wright, Lucy Parsons and Nelson Algren, Harold Washington and Studs Terkel. It is the city of Fred Hampton, House Music, and the Haymarket Martyrs. Writing in the tradition of Howard Zinn, Kevin Coval’s A People’s History of Chicago celebrates the history of this great American city from the perspective of those on the margins, whose stories often go untold. These 77 poems (for the city’s 77 neighborhoods) honor the everyday lives and enduring resistance of the city’s workers, poor people, and people of color, whose cultural and political revolutions continue to shape the social landscape. Kevin Coval is the poet/author/editor of seven books, including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the play, This Is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has named him ´´the voice of the new Chicago´´ and the Boston Globe calls him ´´the city’s unofficial poet laureate.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Coval, Jamila Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110986/bk_acx0_110986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Start Your Music Business is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1, you will learn how to: 1. Understand eight different types of royalties your music should be earning through music publishing 2. How to completely own your music 3. How to completely own your masters 4. How to legally sample and cover music (why you may be breaking the law) 5. How to protect your name and logo (what to do if you illegally use someone else´s) 6. How to structure your music business 7. Learn 10 ways to avoid being sued personally You´ll also discover these simple steps: 1. Understand the different types of businesses (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and more) 2. Setup your business 3. Learn when you need to start your music business 4. Learn the difference between trademarks and copyrights 5. Learn how to apply for a trademark (do it yourself) 6. Understand copyright law and how to copyright your music 7. Learn the truth about poor man´s copyrights 8. Know your rights when you co-write a song 9. How to divide song income between co-writers 10. How to properly and legally clear samples And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nader Nadernejad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087206/bk_acx0_087206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If preaching were just public speaking; if worship service were no more than community service; if music ministry were simply a matter of performance; and if baptism were but a rite to passage there would be little reason to listen to this audiobook and little cause to get excited about improvement. If church and the sheep that attend is more than a social club, and if eternal destinies such as pastors and preachers - male and female - hang in the balance, then we as church leaders need to evaluate and improve and show the sheep a sermon before they hear one, and the only way we can effectively do that is knowing Pastors Are People. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Uduak Inyang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116141/bk_acx0_116141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Country music grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, in the cotton fields of Georgia and Mississippi, the car and truck plants in Detroit, and in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. It was - and is - the music of the people. Hairl Hensley tells of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family; of Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, whose music played in honky tonks...and Roy Acuff , whose music was heard in Madison Square Garden; of the Girls of the Golden West, but also of Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. It all started on June 14, 1923, when Fiddlin’ John Carson played ´´The Old Hen Cackled´´.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hairl Hensley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/read/000006/bk_read_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The record industry as we know it is dying. But the music industry is healthier and more vibrant than ever, with limitless possibilities for change and growth due to the Internet and the digitization of music. The Future of Music will show you cool new ways to find music and connect with your favorite artists. Discover the Top-10 truths about the music business of the future and how you can benefit from the explosion in digital music, today and tomorrow. The Future of Music punches gaping holes through the foundation of a record industry that refuses to adapt. The best-selling CD of 2004 is blank and recordable. Blink-182´s best-selling single of all time was ´´launched´´ on EA´s Madden 2004 video game. File-sharing can be the savior of the music industry. The artists are the brands, and entertainment is the main attraction. Radio is no longer the primary way that people discover new music. The record business is NOT the record business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/berk/000001/bk_berk_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of Baldwin´s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit - a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city´s past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation´s fabric. Herb Boyd moved to Detroit in 1943, as race riots were engulfing the city. Though he did not grasp their full significance at the time, this critical moment would be one of many he witnessed that would mold his political activism and exposed a city restless for change. In Black Detroit, he reflects on his life and this landmark place, in search of understanding why Detroit is a special place for black people. Boyd reveals how black Detroiters were prominent in the city´s historic, groundbreaking union movement and - when given an opportunity - were among the tireless workers who made the automobile industry the center of American industry. Well-paying jobs on assembly lines allowed working-class black Detroiters to ascend to the middle class and achieve financial stability, an accomplishment not often attainable in other industries. Boyd makes clear that while many of these middle-class jobs have disappeared, decimating the population and hitting blacks hardest, Detroit survives thanks to the emergence of companies such as Shinola - which represent the strength of the Motor City and its continued importance to the country. He also brings into focus the major figures who have defined and shaped Detroit, including William Lambert, the great abolitionist; Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown; Coleman Young, the city´s first black mayor; diva songstress Aretha Franklin; Malcolm X; and Ralphe Bunche, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. With a stunning eye for detail and passion for Detroit, Boyd celebrates the music, manufacturing, politics, and culture that make it an American original. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Shippy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006122/bk_harp_006122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vocal group without peer, The Browns were central artists in the changing sound of country and American popular music at mid-century. They were part of major changes in the entertainment business and American culture, participated in the folk music movement in the ´60s, and saw the steady birth of rock ´n´ roll up close as they worked with Presley and others. Looking Back to See is a remarkable story told here for the first time. Published by The University of Arkansas Press. ´´Valuable contribution to country music and Arkansas history from the too-rare viewpoint of a woman who lived it.´´ - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ´´Spunky, no holds-barred, immensely readable´´ - Country Music People ´´An irreplaceable narrative by a participant in the golden age of country and ‘hillbilly´ music who witnessed and made its history.´´ - Charles McGovern, former curator, Smithsonian´s National Museum of American History 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reagan Boggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103466/bk_acx0_103466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.