Dorothy Carvello knows all about the music biz. She was the first female A&R executive at Atlantic Records and one of the few in the room at RCA and Columbia. But before that, she was secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic’s infamous president who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, negotiated distribution deals with Mick Jagger, and added Neil Young to Crosby, Stills & Nash. The stories she tells about the kingmakers of the music industry are outrageous, but it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative. He was notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy on a daily basis. Still, when he neared his end, sad and alone, Dorothy had no hatred toward him - only a strange kind of loyalty. Carvello reveals here how she flipped the script and showed Ertegun and every other man who tried to control her that a woman can be just as willing to do what it takes to get a hit. Featuring never-before-heard stories about artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi, INXS, Marc Anthony, Phil Collins, and many more, this audiobook is a must-hear for anyone who has ever wondered what it´s really like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traci Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050885/bk_adbl_050885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nolan Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on October 8, 1939, seven years after his cousin, Johnny. The bi-racial product of a rape by a black man of a 16-year-old Christian girl in America´s conservative Bible Belt, he experienced extreme prejudice growing up during the racially divided ´50s. His opportunity for country music stardom beckoned when he witnessed an event that inspired him to write the song that would change his life - the church massacre at Bowling Green. What happened next might have come straight from the pages of a Hollywood political thriller. Nolan was charged with treason and hidden in the prison system with a new identity, his secret about that event in Bowling Green buried with him. Only the 50-year disclosure on official secrets - CIA documents recently released - enabled the facts to finally emerge. Here, then, is the story of Nolan Cash, collateral damage in America´s struggle to move away from racist division. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Brel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105014/bk_acx0_105014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are about to discover proven steps and strategies from music producers on how to produce music, even if you have zero experience in recording and audio engineering. You will be able to learn everything you need to know in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. In this audiobook, you will to learn how to build your own studio and have the right gear and software in order to start creating music. You will also learn how to be a smart recording artist or give the right direction to performers for whom you want to produce songs. Your first home studio does not need to have all the top-of-the-line gear; you just need the basic stuff, for now. As long as you know how to use the most basic studio equipment, you will know what to do once you hit the big studio. We will make sure you know how to engineer all the tracks that you have recorded in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... How to set up a studio and what equipment you need to use How to perform a song while in the studio How to create a final mix for your songs What your studio should have What is the best digital audio workstation (DAW) for you? Recording your first single Mixing your first song Creating music that will enable you to get noticed And, much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erich Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103218/bk_acx0_103218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cass Wheeler - a British singer-songwriter, hugely successful since the early ´70s, whose sudden disappearance from the music has been the subject of intense speculation among her fans - is in the studio that adjoins her home, taking a journey back into her past. Her task is to choose 16 songs from among the hundreds she has written since her early teens, for a uniquely personal greatest hits record, describing the arc of her life through song. It has been over a decade since Cass last put out an album, 10 years since a tragedy catapulted her into a breakdown. In the course of this one day - both ordinary and extraordinary - each song Cass plays sets off a chain of memories, leading us deep into her past and into the creative impulse that has underpinned her work. This is the story of a life - of highs and lows, love and separation, success and failure. Of what it is to live a fulfilled life and how to make peace with our mistakes. Read by Imogen Church. This audiobook features extracts from the album Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits by Kathryn Williams. Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits is available from One Little Indian Records. Full copyright details and the complete lyrics to each song are included in the PDF that accompanies this audiobook. For more about Kathryn Williams´ music, and One Little Indian Records, visit indian.co.uk. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001107/bk_orio_001107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Political reporters on the campaign trail aren’t the only journalists racking up the frequent flyer miles right now. It’s the season of major film festivals, and people who cover movies get the better destinations. Last weekend was the festival in Telluride, Colorado; the Venice Film Festival is wrapping up; Toronto has just begun; and at the end of this month New York´s big film festival kicks off. What are all these festivals for, and to whom do they matter? Next, back in 1996, when I was just starting to think about my first novel, which I wanted to be big and funny and serious and say fresh things about modern life, a new novel appeared on my doorstep. A gigantic novel, a thousand pages in galleys, signed by the author: it was David Foster Wallace´s Infinite Jest. I plunged in and realized why so much fuss was being made. It was a dazzling, infuriating, altogether remarkable book about the sadness at the core of turn-of-the-21st-century America’s frenzied addiction to entertainment and diversion.Then, pop music´s not what it used to be. That’s what every generation of no-longer-kids says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey cliches aren’t necessarily wrong. A study just published in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop songs over five decades of Billboard charts, and it confirms that pop has changed in substantial ways. Far more of today’s hits are now in minor keys (which most of us hear as sadder or more complex) — more than half, as compared to just 15% in the 1960s.Next, even if you don’t know the song ´´How You Like Me Now?´´ by name, you’ve almost certainly heard it. The funky, gritty tune has been ubiquitous for a couple of years — in a Super Bowl car ad, in TV shows like Entourage and Community, and lately as part of the official Obama re-election campaign playlist. The band behind the song is four British guys 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120908/rt_stud_120908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Classical Hits for Children´´ is an ideal concert for fans of classical music and for anyone who would like to be. Marko Simsa, the king of children´s concerts, presents ´´Classical Hits for Children´´, 23 different pieces of classical music by famous composers. Each piece is introduced in a fun and easy way by the actor Howard Nightingall. It is perfect for native speakers and anyone who wants to combine learning English with listening to classical music.Table of contents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A little Night Music; Antonio Vivaldi: Spring; Ludwig van Beethoven: For Elise; Johann Sebastian Bach: Musette; Giocchino Rossini; The Cats´ Duet; Robert Schumann: The Happy Peasant; Edvard Grieg: Puck John Travers: Cornet Voluntary; George Friedrich Händel: Water Music; Johann and Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka Franz Schubert: Grätzer Galopp; Leopold Mozart: Bourlesq Johann Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard Nightingall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000614/bk_jumb_000614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to produce music like a pro and take your music to a whole new level. Do you love producing music? Do you know what it takes to go from being a bedroom producer to a successful hit maker? If you believe you have what it takes then keep reading and let´s create a masterpiece! With all the music production advice out there, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. You may get a vague idea of the general topic, but you´re more likely to be confused and you definitely won´t have any workable knowledge. Well, the good news is this audiobook changes that. It´s designed to take the complex world of music production, and explain it in simple terms. If you are a home-based musician then this is a must-have for making your music sound professional. For the pros and semi-pros out there, this is a great audiobook for understanding what good music production entails. You can apply this knowledge to any genre of music and your music will sound balanced, clean, and professionally mixed. The barrier to entry for making music is practically non-existent these days. That´s why success can only come from you and not the equipment you use. While knowing how to use your tools is important, it´s about the drive within that will take you to the next level. In this audiobook you will discover:Produce a track from scratch Professional singer songwriter secrets revealedLearn about EQ, compressor, reverb, delay, sidechain, and moreCreate chord progressions and catchy melodies How to finish your ideas The single best piece of mixing advice ever Production mistakes and how to avoid them Mastering and finalizing explained Sound design like a boss The mindset to making more music Learn a proven step-by-step mixing process The fundamentals you need to succeedAnd much, much more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Plank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144665/bk_acx0_144665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the award-winning author of Openly Straight, a story about two teens falling in love over a summer that throws everything possible to keep them apart. Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn´t want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His ´´wives´´ and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won´t like him anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he´s the only one who can keep the family from falling apart. Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what´s considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites. Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they´re willing to risk - to get the thing they want the most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin, Anthony Ray Perez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/001466/bk_schc_001466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Much like The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs Of Christmas, The Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas and More Stories Behind The Best Loved Songs of Christmas this new Collins Christmas book will fill a void in the book world. With a look at these secular classics, people who love the music of the season will finally have a source that gives the stories behind the creation of these wonderful songs, the way they found their way into the hands of those who made them famous and the reason they climb the charts.The Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas is really a guide or a map that connects Christmas past with Christmas present. It will be a time machine that connect the past to the present and makes the experience of hearing Christmas classics even more special. Completed with thoughts of those who penned these classics, along with the artists, such as Brenda Lee, who made them famous, this will be a book that is sure to generate fan interest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000892/bk_zond_000892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.