Download Hitmaker Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Hitmaker full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Hitmaker by Tommy Mottola

Title Hitmaker
Author Tommy Mottola
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781455505432
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of the most powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and is credited with creating the "Latin Explosion." He has had the privilege of working alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst other music giants. This is his story--a story of the modern music industry, from Elvis to the iPod--through the eyes of the man who made much of it happen. HITMAKER recounts how a kid from the Bronx--and a college dropout--became one of the music industry's most creative and controversial CEOs. For the first time, Tommy lays bare the facts behind the most sensational aspects of his life, such as being married to and developing the career of Mariah Carey, managing Michael Jackson's emotional ups and downs, and the power struggle with his onetime boss and mentor Walter Yetnikoff. HITMAKER will take you inside this world of power, money, and fame as he recounts the fascinating dealings with countless icons, and what it was like to be at the top when the business suddenly changed. Tommy's story is one that will never be duplicated--and here it is, in his own voice, for the first time.

Hitmaker by Mottola Tommy Fussman Cal

Title Hitmaker
Author Mottola Tommy Fussman Cal
Publisher
Release Date 2014-07-01
Category BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Total Pages 269
ISBN 1455505447
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

One of the most powerful, famous executives in the history of the music industry, Mottola was there from Elvis to the iPod. Now, Mottola recounts how a street kid from the Bronx became the music industry's most creative and successful CEO.

Jay Z by Eileen Lucas

Title Jay Z
Author Eileen Lucas
Publisher Enslow Publishing, LLC
Release Date 2019-07-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781978510203
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Shawn Carter, better known by his hip-hop name Jay-Z, rose from the world of poverty and drugs in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn to become one of the most successful rappers ever. His net worth is measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and his business ventures include clothing, clubs, and sports. With high-interest material delivered in simple language and structure, and enhanced by colorful photographs, direct quotations, and informative sidebars, readers will have access to the life story of this award-winning songwriter and businessman.

Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

Title Hit Makers
Author Derek Thompson
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-02-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781101980347
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Book of the Year Selection for Inc. and Library Journal “This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history—of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if they fail to connect with the right network, and the consumers that matter most aren't the early adopters, but rather their friends, followers, and imitators -- the audience of your audience. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste," and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold, yet sneakily recognizable. Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes some works so successful while others disappear. Hit Makers is a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century—people’s attention. From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things become popular. In Hit Makers, Derek Thompson investigates: · The secret link between ESPN's sticky programming and the The Weeknd's catchy choruses · Why Facebook is today’s most important newspaper · How advertising critics predicted Donald Trump · The 5th grader who accidentally launched "Rock Around the Clock," the biggest hit in rock and roll history · How Barack Obama and his speechwriters think of themselves as songwriters · How Disney conquered the world—but the future of hits belongs to savvy amateurs and individuals · The French collector who accidentally created the Impressionist canon · Quantitative evidence that the biggest music hits aren’t always the best · Why almost all Hollywood blockbusters are sequels, reboots, and adaptations · Why one year--1991--is responsible for the way pop music sounds today · Why another year --1932--created the business model of film · How data scientists proved that “going viral” is a myth · How 19th century immigration patterns explain the most heard song in the Western Hemisphere

Title Pomus Shuman Hitmakers Together Apart
Author Graham Vickers
Publisher Omnibus Press
Release Date 2013-08-28
Category Music
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780857128003
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The first joint biography of one of rock n roll's greatest song writing teams, Hitmakers Inc. explores the private lives and public triumphs of lyricist Doc Pomus and composer Mort Shuman. Between 1958 and 1965, usually working out of Manhattan s famous Brill Building, they wrote some 500 teen anthems and timeless ballads for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Del Shannon and Andy Williams among others. Polio-stricken ex-blues shouter Pomus always attracted the press coverage, but after the duo split junior partner Shuman proved the more colourful of the two, acting in films, writing musicals, joining the post-Beatles British beat boom and eventually becoming a chart-topping singer-composer in his own right in of all places France. The story of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, writing together and individually, reveals a personal dynamic that was both warm and difficult but which at its height produced songs like Teenager In Love, Save The Last Dance For Me, Surrender, Little Sister, (Maries The Name) His Latest Flame, This Magic Moment and Lonely Avenue.

The Latin Hit Maker by Rudy Pérez

Title The Latin Hit Maker
Author Rudy Pérez
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2019-07-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780310353171
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

For the first time, music legend Rudy Pérez shares his remarkable journey from a poor refugee kid in Miami to composing the greatest hit songs on the world stage. Named the most successful Latin songwriter in history, Rudy Pérez is the creator behind some of the bestselling records of Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, and IL Divo. In his one-of-a-kind memoir, Rudy tells about his childhood in Cuba and the heart-gripping visits to his father in prison during the height of the communist revolution. Tracing his family's perilous escape on one of the last Freedom Flights to America, Rudy opens up about the years of poverty and growing up in a crime-ridden neighborhood. These memories contrast with tender moments of dancing to the stereo with his siblings, nodding along to his mother's classical favorites, and swaying to blues melodies with his father. At a young age, Rudy tried his hand at recreating the music he loved, and his talent led him to an unprecedented career with over 300 hit songs. With years of hard work, ceaseless creativity, and a strong faith, Rudy was the first Latin music artist to win Billboard Producer of the Decade. Looking back over his five-time Grammy winning legacy, Rudy shares little-known stories of faith and behind-the-scenes details of working with stars like Fergie, Jaci Velasquez, Michael Bolton, Simon Cowell, and Sam Moore. A must-read for every music lover, The Latin Hit Maker is a genuine rags-to-riches story filled with inspiration, fascinating details, and a powerful reminder of God's grace and transforming creativity.

Title Playback
Author
Publisher
Release Date 2007
Category Music trade
Total Pages
ISBN UCSD:31822036235414
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title The South Korean Film Renaissance
Author Jinhee Choi
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2010-03-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780819569868
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an economic crisis—triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry—into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.

Hitmakers by Sally Farrell Odgers

Title Hitmakers
Author Sally Farrell Odgers
Publisher
Release Date 2004
Category Readers
Total Pages 80
ISBN 0732992060
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Lives And Letters by Robert Gottlieb

Title Lives and Letters
Author Robert Gottlieb
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2011-04-26
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1429961066
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times. From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins. From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong. In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb's own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at The New Yorker. And so much more . . .

Country Music by Richard Carlin

Title Country Music
Author Richard Carlin
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-02-25
Category Music
Total Pages 540
ISBN 9781135361112
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work. For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.

Hitmakers Inc by Graham Vickers

Title Hitmakers Inc
Author Graham Vickers
Publisher
Release Date 2013-08-28
Category Lyricists
Total Pages 280
ISBN 178038307X
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The first joint biography of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest song writing teams, Hitmakers Inc. explores the private lives and public triumphs of lyricist Doc Pomus and composer Mort Shuman. Between 1958 and 1965, usually working out of Manhattan's famous Brill Building, they wrote some 500 teen anthems and timeless ballads for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Del Shannon and Andy Williams among others. Polio-stricken ex-blues shouter Pomus always attracted the press coverage, but after the duo split junior partner Shuman proved the more colourful of the two, acting in films, writing musicals, joining the post-Beatles British beat boom and eventually becoming a chart-topping singer-composer in his own right in-of all places-France. The story of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, writing together and individually, reveals a personal dynamic that was both warm and difficult but which at its height produced songs like 'Teenager In Love', 'Save The Last Dance For Me', 'Surrender', 'Little Sister', '(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame' , 'This Magic Moment' and 'Lonely Avenue'.

Taylor Swift by Robin Nelson

Title Taylor Swift
Author Robin Nelson
Publisher Lerner Publications ™
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781512452020
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

You may know that singing sensation Taylor Swift has won over fans of both pop and country music. But did you know that Taylor: • used to help out on her family’s Christmas tree farm by pulling bugs off the trees? Yuck! • won a national poetry contest in fourth grade with her poem “Monster in My Closet”? • thought of the melody for her hit song “Tim McGraw” in her ninth-grade math class and sang it into her phone in the school bathroom so she wouldn't forget it? Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Read on to learn all about Taylor's childhood, family, career, boyfriends, favorite things, and more!

The Searchers And Me by Frank Allen

Title The Searchers and Me
Author Frank Allen
Publisher
Release Date 2009
Category Rock groups
Total Pages 448
ISBN 189975041X
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

2009 is a year of celebration marking five decades of the Searchers. From small beginnings the group has reached stratospheric heights. Frank Allen, front man and bass player has spent the last three years collating all his diaries and memory banks to produce this magnificent account of the history of the Searchers. It is a very full and definitive biography, but as Frank himself in his Introduction states The story can never be a complete one. Nevertheless, the 440 + pages are packed with epic stories, comedy and tragedy and little nuggets of information that could only have been experienced by someone who was there, covering in some detail both the earliest days of the embryonic Searchers and Franks formative musical years with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers. In addition, there are 167 photographs many of which have never been published before. The Searchers and me is a testament to Frank Allen's enduring popularity both on and off the stage.

Title Tearing Down The Wall of Sound
Author Mick Brown
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-10-17
Category Music
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781408819500
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.

Title The Song Machine Inside the Hit Factory
Author John Seabrook
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2015-10-05
Category Music
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780393241938
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

Title The Story of Roc A Fella Records
Author Emma Kowalski
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-09-29
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781422294710
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

When Shawn Carter, an aspiring rapper with the stage name Jay-Z, couldn't get his career off the ground at a major record label, he didn't get discouraged. He and his partners Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke created a hip-hop label of their own. They named the label Roc-A-Fella Records. Originally intended as a one-time project to release Jay-Z's full-length debut album, Reasonable Doubt, Roc-A-Fella Records expanded into a true hip-hop powerhouse. Roc-A-Fella Records has introduced listeners to the unique talents of artists like Kanye West, the Young Gunz, and the State Property crew. Other artists, such as Jadakiss and the O.D.B., have received another chance to kick-start their careers. This book describes the musical contributions of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Roc-A-Fella's other past and present artists, as well as the record label's complex behind-the-scenes history.

Title The Story of Cash Money Records
Author Terri Dougherty
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-09-29
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781422294642
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Founded in New Orleans in the early 1990s, Cash Money Records faced an uphill battle as it struggled to gain respect. Brothers Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams started the label by recording New Orleans artists who were part of the local " bounce music" scene. The label's young rappers, including Juvenile, B.G., and Turk, worked hard to deliver hits, but inner turmoil almost derailed Cash Money's success. The breakout success of Lil Wayne, who became the label's biggest star and even served as its president for a time, helped Cash Money survive during a difficult decade. Today stars like Drake and Nicki Minaj are helping to make Cash Money Records a household name in the hip-hop world.

Title The Soundtrack of My Life
Author Clive Davis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-02-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 586
ISBN 9781476714783
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The chief creative officer of Sony Music presents a candid assessment of his life and the past half-century of popular music from an insider's perspective, tracing his work with a wide array of stars and personalities.