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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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Hitmakers by Sally Farrell Odgers

Title Hitmakers
Author Sally Farrell Odgers
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Readers
Total Pages 80
ISBN 0732992060
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling
Author Kristian Pope
Publisher Krause Publications Incorporated
Release Date 2003
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 256
ISBN PSU:000057823591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The second edition of this entertaining retrospective of professional wrestling features one thousand new photographs as well as coverage of more than five hundred wrestlers, highlighting ring names, aliases, career highlights, and best matches, as well as famous matches by Andy Kaufman, Muhammed Ali, and others. Original.

Hitmakers Inc by Graham Vickers

Title Hitmakers Inc
Author Graham Vickers
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-08-28
Category Lyricists
Total Pages 280
ISBN 178038307X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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'.

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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"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

Playback by Anonim

Title Playback
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Music trade
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSD:31822036235414
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 South Korean Film Renaissance
Author Jinhee Choi
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2010-03-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780819569868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Pioneers Of Rock And Roll by Harry Sumrall

Title Pioneers of Rock and Roll
Author Harry Sumrall
Publisher Bpi Communications
Release Date 1994
Category Music
Total Pages 307
ISBN STANFORD:36105021820191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes the careers and recordings of the most influential rock groups and performers, from ABBA and the Allman Brothers to Neil Young and Frank Zappa

Title Stars of Soul and Rhythm Blues
Author Lee Hildebrand
Publisher Watson-Guptill Publications
Release Date 1994
Category Music
Total Pages 276
ISBN UOM:39015031159877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The fifth edition of This Business of Music shows that this volume, which has long been recognized as the perfect companion to the widely acclaimed This Business of Music, has now become a standout title in its own right. All of the previous edition's text and appendixes have been updated, and the addition of three new chapters makes More About This Business of Music among the most timely and comprehensive references on the fast-changing music industry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Giants Of Country Music by Neil Haislop

Title Giants of Country Music
Author Neil Haislop
Publisher Watson-Guptill Publications
Release Date 1995
Category Music
Total Pages 258
ISBN UOM:39015033726657
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers profiles of 180 country and western performers and groups, from Roy Acuff and Diamond Rio to Eddie Rabbitt and Faron Young

Singer Songwriters by Dave DiMartino

Title Singer songwriters
Author Dave DiMartino
Publisher Bpi Communications
Release Date 1994
Category Music
Total Pages 306
ISBN UVA:X002528102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers profiles of singer-songwriters from Bryan Adams, Karla Bonoff, and Eric Clapton to James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, and Warren Zevon

American Pop by Arie Kaplan

Title American Pop
Author Arie Kaplan
Publisher Millbrook Press
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781512456493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Throbbing disco beats boom at the club. Crowds move to the lively beat of dance pop hits. Fans scream and cheer for teen idols. These are the sounds of pop. After Elvis hit the scene in the 1950s, a distinct youth taste in popular music began to emerge. The sound of pop music has varied greatly in the decades since Elvis, ranging from rock to disco to boy bands to dance pop. But all pop music is defined by catchy melodies and a broad appeal to teens. Find out how it all began. Learn about MTV's role in shaping pop music. Discover the stories of bubblegum pop groups, family bands, dance-pop idols, and disco sensations. And read more about legends such as Paul Anka, Madonna, the Jackson Five, and Katy Perry.

Title The Story of No Limit Records
Author Jim Whiting
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-09-29
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781422294703
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Percy "Master P." Miller came out of one of the toughest slums in New Orleans to found No Limit Records in Richmond, California, on a shoestring budget in 1991. Master P sold his first releases out of the trunk of his car, but he always believed in himself. Thanks to his hard work, within a few years No Limit was one of the most successful hip-hop record labels in the country and Master P was a multi-millionaire. Master P couldn't maintain this level of success, however, and in 2003 the label went bankrupt. Master P began a new label and kept going. In recent years, he has attempted to change the focus of his music to make it more positive, and started Take a Stand Records for that purpose. Now calling himself P. Miller, the rapper/entrepreneur remains active in the music business and also works to help others.

Stars Of 90s Dance Pop by James Arena

Title Stars of 90s Dance Pop
Author James Arena
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2016-12-06
Category Music
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9781476626611
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 1990s produced some of the greatest artists and hits in dance music history. And the decade was among the genre’s most successful in terms of energy, sales and global popularity. In this retrospective, 29 singers, songwriters, producers, DJs and industry professionals who enjoyed stardom on the club circuit and on pop radio candidly discuss their careers. Interviewed artists include Richard and Fred Fairbrass of Right Said Fred (“I’m Too Sexy”), Nicki French (“Total Eclipse of the Heart”), Haddaway (“What Is Love”), Lane McCray of La Bouche (“Be My Lover”), Martha Wash, vocalist of C+C Music Factory (“Gonna Make You Sweat [Everybody Dance Now]”), Robin S (“Show Me Love”), Frank Peterson, formerly of Enigma (“Sadeness, Part I”), CeCe Peniston (“Finally”), Dr. Alban (“It’s My Life”), Thea Austin, formerly of Snap! (“Rhythm Is a Dancer”) and many more. Commentaries are provided by former Billboard dance music editor Larry Flick, renowned producers/songwriters The Berman Brothers (Real McCoy’s “Another Night”) and acclaimed DJ Susan Morabito.

Music Producers by Barbara Schultz

Title Music Producers
Author Barbara Schultz
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date 2000
Category Music
Total Pages 235
ISBN 0872887308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ever wish you could sit down and have a talk with the folks who make the biggest hit records? Wish you could learn valuable insights to their techniques and experiences producing platinum releases with the hottest musicians of all time? Now you can with this newest collection of articles from one of the recording industry's leading magazines, Mix! You'll get in-depth interviews with people like Sir George Martin, Don Was, Daniel Lanois, Jeff Lynne, Phil Ramone, Glenn Ballard and a host of others. Over 40 interviews in all! Find out how these folks got started in the industry, how they mediate between labels and artists, what equipment they prefer and much more!

Title Hidden History of Music Row
Author Brian Allison
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2020-08-31
Category Music
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781439671009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nashville's Music Row is as complicated as the myths that surround it. And there are plenty, from an adulterous French fur trader to an adventurous antebellum widow, from the early Quonset hut recordings to record labels in glass high-rise towers and from "Your Cheatin' Heart" to "Strawberry Wine." Untangle the legendary history with never-before-seen photos of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein and interviews with multi-platinum songwriters and star performers. Authors Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez dig into the dreamers and the doers, the architects and the madmen, the ghosts and the hit-makers that made these avenues and alleys world-famous.