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World Television: From Global to Local (Communication and Human Values)

A new assessment of the interdependence of television across cultures and nations brings together the most current research and theories on the subject. By examining recent developments in the world system of television as well as several theories of culture, industry, genre, and audience, author Joseph D. Straubhaar offers new insights into the topic. He argues that television is being simultaneously globalized, regionalized, nationalized, and even localized, with audiences engaging it at multiple levels of identity and interest; therefore the book looks at all these levels of operation.

by: Joseph D. Straubhaar
Year: 2007
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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TRIBES - We Need You To Lead

The book hinges around the idea of connecting people who are passionate about the same things in a manner so as to drive them in a particular direction. In illustrating his concept, Godin goes about conveying what distinguishes a Tribe from a crowd or other group:

A crowd is a tribe without a leader.
A crowd is a tribe without communications.
Most organizations spend their time marketing to the crowd. Smart organizations assemble the tribe.

Godin goes on to explain how imminently possible these ideas are as a result advances in technology and communications and how little relative experience they require. Anyone can become a leader with the appropriate amount of passion, expertise and communication.

If you’re passionate about something and want to know how to mobilize people toward your cause, read this book and review the examples to find some pretty inspiring messages.

by: Seth Godin
Year: 2008
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover; 1 edition
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Tipping Point

‘Tipping point’ is a sociological term that refers to the moment when something unique becomes common. In his book, Gladwell talks about three types of people that have the power to produce social epidemics: Connectors, Mavens, and salesmen. An essential read for those interested in word of mouth or viral marketing.

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Year: 2002 (reprint)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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The Sight Singer

A fun approach to sight singing with motivational accompaniment tracks representing many contempory styles.

by: Audrey Snyder
Year: 2006
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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The Future of Ideas

Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford, argues in The Future of Ideas that strict intellectual property rules could put a stranglehold on innovation and discourage creativity. For the Internet to evolve and be an open environment, there must be a balance between intellectual property and the public domain.

by: Lawrence Lessig
Year: 2002
Publisher: Vintage
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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When To Quit (And When To Stick)

The Dip is the second book we’ve covered by Seth Godin (Tribes was the first) and in typical Godin fashion it’s a very short but enjoyable read. The book’s tagline: “A Little Book That Teaches You When To Quit (And When To Stick)", basically nails the premise and the author proceeds to illustrate his basic quitting theory with various examples.

by: Seth Godin
Year: 207
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover
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The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

The Art of the Start will give you the essential steps to launch great products, services, and companies-whether you are dreaming of starting the next Microsoft or a not-for-profit that's going to change the world. It also shows managers how to unleash entrepreneurial thinking at established companies, helping them foster the pluck and creativity that their businesses need to stay ahead of the pack. Kawasaki provides readers with GIST-Great Ideas for Starting Things-including his field-tested insider's techniques for bootstrapping, branding, networking, recruiting, pitching, rainmaking, and, most important in this fickle consumer climate, building buzz.

by: Guy Kawasaki
Year: 2004
Publisher: Portfolio
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Start and Run Your Own Record Label

Start & Run Your Own Record Label is the perfect guidebook to building your own record business from the ground up. Written from the perspective of an industry insider who started and ran her own record label, and packed full of A-Z advice, tips, and solid how-to information from industry pros, this indispensable reference offers useful strategies for novices and professionals alike. Now, the successful first edition of this book has been rewritten to reflect recent changes in the music industry, and it's even more comprehensive, authoritative, and practical. Start & Run Your Own Record Label reflects interviews with over 100 industry pros.

by: Daylle Deanna Schwartz
Year: 2003
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc
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Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract

To help artists avoid signing contracts laced with hidden agendas, this book exposes the multilayered language of recording agreements crafted by major-label lawyers. It dissects and deciphers actual recording contracts, presenting the originals and “real English” translations side by side. The book explains the need for each contract clause, offers advice on negotiating certain points, outlines alternatives for developing new contracts, defines common terms, and shares insider stories.

by: Moses Avalon
Year: 2001
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Record Label Marketing

Record Label Marketing provides clear, in-depth information on corporate marketing processes, combining marketing theory with the real world "how to" practiced in marketing war rooms. This industry-defining book is clearly illustrated throughout with figures, tables, graphs, and glossaries. Record Label Marketing is essential reading for current and aspiring professionals and students, and also offers a valuable overview of the music industry.

by: Tom W. Hutchison, Paul Allen, Amy Macy
Year: 2005
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Predictably Irrational is a fascinating read premised upon the idea that the way that economists traditionally attempt to justify human behavior and predict outcomes is fundamentally flawed. The problem, argues Ariely, is that economics presupposes that human beings, with their capacity for higher order intelligent thought, think in a rational and reasoned manner and use such thoughts to shape their behavior.

by: Dan Arriely
Year: 2010
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991

Essentially a wildly entertaining series of case studies on entrepreneurship and marketing, Our Band.

by: Michael Azerrad
Year: 2002
Publisher: Back Bay Books California
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Nothing Feels Good

Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo tells the story of a cultural moment that's happening right now—the nexus point where teen culture, music, and the web converge to create something new.

by: Andy Greenwald
Year: 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin New York
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Music, Money, and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry

Intended for a broad audience, including songwriters, publishers, managers, and investors, this guide describes the various revenue streams available in today's music business. Two entertainment lawyers explain the money-making opportunities in areas such as song publishing, recordings, movies, television, commercials, and the Internet. Coverage extends to such topics as sub-publishing in foreign countries, buying and selling songs, and entering into joint ventures.

by: Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec
Year: 2004
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
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Music Mind Games

An exciting approach to music theory and music reading for children created by Suzuki instructor, Michiko Yurko. The games are cleverly designed so that everyone wins.

by: Yurko, Michiko
Year: 1992
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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Music Business Handbook and Career Guide

New edition of an up-to-date guide to the $100 billion music industry. It covers all aspects of the field including songwriting, publishing, copyright, licensing, artist management, promotion, retailing, media, and other topics such as careers in music and specific advice on getting started in this highly competitive profession. Seven chapters cover music in the marketplace; songwriting, publishing, copyright; business affairs; the recording industry; music in broadcasting and film; and the Canadian music industry and international copyright. The book is illustrated with b&w photographs and tables and also contains an appendix with sample copyright forms, writing and publishing agreements, and directories of professional organizations.

by: David Baskerville
Year: 2005
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Making Music Make Money

Making Music Make Money will educate songwriters, as well as aspiring music business entrepreneurs in the basics of becoming an effective independent music publisher. Topics include a discussion of the various roles a publisher plays in the music business: collection, administration, protection, exploitation and evaluation. A major emphasis is placed on the exploitation process, and the importance of creating a sound business model for a new publishing venture.

by: Eric Beall
Year: 2003
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Lynchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Godin’s basic argument in Linchpin is that as traditional career paths and job stability become increasingly eroded by emerging technologies and innovations, it is no longer enough to have the kind of job that you merely show up to every day while doing just enough to keep from being noticed. It is crucial to become an indispensable part of your company and create the kind of value that cannot be replicated or substituted. According to Godin, as soon as what you do can be broken down into a basic set of processes that can be put into a manual, you have lost any security you may have thought you had. As soon as your job can be outsourced, it will be. As soon as a computer can do what you do, it will.

by: Seth Godin
Year: 2010
Publisher: Portfolio
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Learn and Play Recorder

A fun approach to playing the recorder. Includes games, activities and challenges for students. Recorder included.

by: Cavalier, Debbie
Year: 2005
Publisher: First Act
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Jazz Composition

Berklee's renowned jazz composition curriculum. This book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in composing jazz.

by: Pease, Ted
Year: 2003
Publisher: Berklee Press
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I Don't Need a Record Deal: Your Survival Guide to the Indie Music Revolution

This book is a completely comprehensive step-by-step guide to the new world of independent recording. Drawing on interviews from over 150 musicians and industry pros, Schwartz shows readers how to put out a CD and market it through the media, radio, clubs, and retail. But more importantly, she shows musicians how to create a business around music and to develop opportunities for earning a living.

by: Daylle Deanna Schwartz
Year: 2005
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc
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Hit Men

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. Even if Hunter Thompson really never said these words, they are a perfect encapsulation of the period of the music business that this books covers. The escapades discussed in this book are beyond belief, and the funny thing is, some of the more unscrupulous folks mentioned on this book are players in the industry to this day!

by: Frederic Dannen
Year: 1991
Publisher: Vintage
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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (TheNew Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can't do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

by: Lawrence Lessig
Year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Entertainment Law

Introducing a historical perspective in the music, radio, television, and motion picture industries, this book contains interrelated chapters that clearly and concisely expose readers to various legal issues among the segments of the entertainment industry. It shows that an appreciation of the extremely creative individuals that comprise the industry will be helpful if you choose entertainment law as a career. After a short overview of the American legal system, this book covers agents and managers, entertainment contracts, constitutional issues, administrative regulation, antitrust regulation, intellectual property issues, live performance issues, music and music publishing issues, and legal issues in television and motion pictures. An excellent reference and informational book for anyone involved in sports and/or entertainment law, including paralegals, legal assistants, and talent managers.

by: Adam Epstein
Year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Discovering Orff

Practical information on the use of Orff itechniques and materials in the classroom

by: Frazee, Jane
Year: 1997
Publisher: Schott
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Confessions of an Advertising Man

David Ogilvy is considered the father of modern advertising. Although this book was written in the 60’s it’s still a great guide to advertising, especially for copywriters.

by: David Ogilvy
Year: 1962
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2210 reads


Where Did Our Love Go?

How did a scrappy fighter from Detroit build the largest black owned corporation in America? Read this book to learn how Berry Gordy, Jr. created the Motown empire. Covers the musical, business and personnel decisions that first led to multi-million dollar revenues and eventually led to the decline of the Motown brand. Insightful reading that will help any musician understand how a record label operates for profit, sometimes at the expense of the artist's well-being.

by: Nelson George
Year: 2003
Publisher: Omnibus Press London
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Traditional Songs of Singing Cultures

Indigenous songs, cultural information , lesson plans, maps and illustrations representing nearly 20 regions incuding Brazil, Eritrea, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Uganda and more.

by: Shehan Campbell, Patricia
Year: 1996
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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The Yamaha Advantage

A beginning-level band method for the 21st century band student.

by: Clark, Larry and Feldstein, Sandy
Year: 2001
Publisher: PlayinTime Productions
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The Long Tail

The Long Tail, is a concept, which first appeared in Wired Magazine in 2005. Written by Wired magazines Editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson, the book uses corporate examples like eBay, and Netflix, to detail how these Web based companies have achieved success by leveraging their unlimited virtual shelf space to offer their customers products and services that they would not have had access to otherwise.

by: Chris Anderson
Year: 2006
Publisher: Hyperion
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The Fabulous Phonograph

A history of the development of the phonograph and the industry and technology that grew around it.

by: Roland Gelatt
Year: 1977
Publisher: Macmillan
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The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique

This is an important titie for every voice teacher and student of voice. It contains an overview of the singing process, treating voice as an instrument, tips for getting started and overcoming stage fright, proper posture and breathing, tone, discovering resonance, belting, diction, maintaining vocal health, mic techniques, and exercises for all voice ranges and types on the accompanying CD.

by: Peckham, Anne
Year: 2000
Publisher: Berklee Press
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Technology Guide for Music Educators

A practical, comprehensive resource on music software and hardware products to help music educators achieve their curricular goals. Written by music educators, for music educators.

by: Scott Watson
Year: 2005
Publisher: Thompson
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Songs of Latin America: From the Field to the Classroom

Indigenous songs, cultural information , lesson plans, maps and illustrations representing Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.

by: Shehan Campbell, Patricia
Year: 2002
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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Rhythm Games for Perception and Cognition

An outstanding collection of games and activities that follow the Dalcroze model for use with students of all ages.

by: Abramson, Robert M.
Year: 1973
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label

The Real Deal is the only music business reference source that offers specific advice to musicians on getting that all-important record deal. Included in this thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition are all the business necessities, creative aspects, and marketing strategies needed for musicians to survive and thrive in the music industry. Readers learn, step by step, how to prepare a presentation package and reach the right person at the record labels, and discover dozens of no-fail procedures and time-tested techniques for making it in this incredibly competitive business. This exciting expanded edition features expert advice from dozens of successful managers, record producers, recording artists, and publicists, as well as three brand new chapters: "Taking Care of Business," "Making Money Promoting Your Talent," and "Using Your Songwriting Talents." Also included is thorough, up-to-the-minute information on using the Internet and getting signed overseas, as well as two completely revised and updated appendices providing information on books, conferences, and other resources.

by: Daylle Deanna Schwartz
Year: 2002
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc
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Patent, Copyright and Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the language baffles lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law to intelligently deal with issues.

by: Stephen Elias, Richard Stim, Beth McKenna
Year: 2000
Publisher: Nolo
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Nurtured by Love

This book presents the philosophy and principles of the Suzuki Method.

by: Suzuki, Shinichi
Year: 1973
Publisher: Sumy Birchard
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Musician's Business & Legal Guide

Definitive in scope and written specifically for musicians and songwriters by top professionals currently working in the industry, this book demystifies the music business and the indecipherable body of law which shapes it, and provides substantive information on actual practices--with clause-by-clause commentaries on all major contracts in the industry. Requires no background in law or business and is written in plain English, not "legalese." Includes relevant forms. Follows the typical development of a musician's career--Getting Started, Music as a Business; Protecting Your Compositions; Music Publishing; Performing and Marketing; Managers and Agents; and Recording.

by: Mark Halloran
Year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Music Publishing: The Real Road to Music Business Success

Whitsett's guide will empower you to succeed at starting up your own company, climbing the corporate ladder in your current job or adding profits to your current music business activities. Through this one-of-a-kind book you'll learn how to forecast sales, calculate advances, evaluate copyright purchases, negotiate contracts and licenses, manage personnel and company affairs efficiently and maximize commercial potential plus much more.

by: Tim Whitsett
Year: 2000
Publisher: Course Technology, Inc.
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Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business

Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. The 4th edition is completely updated to provide the latest in the law and legal forms. It also provides new information on converting a band partnership to an LLC, protecting song titles with trademark law, royalties for downloads & and much more. All the legal forms and agreements are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

by: Richard W. Stim
Year: 2001
Publisher: Nolo
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Managing Your Band: Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility

University of Miami Music Business Professor James Progris calls Managing Your Band "the best book on personal management out there," and Donald Groder, the Chair of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music says it is "a good teaching text and a layman's answer to the band's business operations." This comprehensive new edition is filled with helpful diagrams and sample documents to make band management easy. It includes chapters on Personal Management, The Contract, Marketing the Artist, The Recording Company, The Recording Contract, Touring, Merchandising, Endorsements and Sponsorship, and much more. Also includes interesting case studies of famous legal battles in the music industry.

by: Stephen Marcone
Year: 2006
Publisher: HiMarks Publishing Company
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Made to Stick is a book that will transform the way you communicate ideas. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures)–the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of “the Mother Teresa Effect”; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winningideas–and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

by: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Year: 2007
Publisher: Random House
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Legal Issues in the Music Industry

Legal Issues in the Music Industry uses real-world examples of copyright issues ranging from Edison’s first motion picture, to Beethoven, Sid Vicious, Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse,
Frank Sinatra, James Bond, and George Harrison. Over fifty songs are used to clarify concepts such as authorship, duration, infringement, derivatives, exclusive rights, and
licensing; along with sample contracts, and charts that clear up common misconceptions about the music business.
Mark J. Davis has been practicing music and entertainment law since 1985. He has represented artists, labels, publishers, filmmakers, advertising agencies, and television
studios in negotiations and copyright lawsuits. In 2000, the Librarian of Congress appointed him as an Arbitrator for the U.S. Copyright Office. This influential position, coupled with his previous copyright law experience, made
teaching entertainment law the natural next choice. He started his popular classes at Loyola University in 2001.

by: Mark J. Davis, Esquire
Year: 2010
Publisher: www.lulu.com
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Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music, Too

More than 80 practical lesson plans for babies through primary age children that capture the magical power and excitement of interactive musical learning.

by: Kleiner, Lynn
Year: 1998
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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Inside the Record Industry

I’ve had the good fortune of working with George for the past ten years. I continue to be amazed at his insight and broad knowledge of the music business. This book is essential reading for folks who want to understand how the industry works.

by: George Howard
Year: 2003
Publisher: Berklee Press
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How to Be a Working Musician: A Practical Guide to Earning Money in the Music Business

Written for both novices and professionals, this invaluable handbook provides solid, practical career advice to anyone wanting to earn money as a working musician. Practical guidance on performing in bars and clubs; celebrations and business functions; providing accompaniment in theaters and cabarets; working at recording sessions; and composing for TV and radio advertisement is all provided based on the author's professional experience as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer.

by: Mike Levine
Year: 1997
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

A life-changing book for people, Good to Great, uncovers the secrets of how you can be more successful in your career. Easily applied to musicians and those interested in working in the music business, G2G puts forth some surprising (but easily understood and applied) principles for success over the long-term. Essential.

by: Jim Collins
Year: 2001
Publisher: Collins
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Exploring General Music in the Keyboard Lab

Upper-elementary keyboard curriculum for the general music and Orff-oriented class.

by: Cavalier, Debbie
Year: 2001
Publisher: Carl Fischer
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Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within

by: Kenny Werner
Year: 1996
Publisher: Jamey Aebersold
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Conga Town

Percussion ensemble arrangements with a conga focus for upper elementary and middle school students.

by: Solomon, Jim
Year: 1995
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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Confessions of a Record Producer: How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business

Avalon dissects the music business, explaining who's in it for what, and the tricks that are used to cheat artists, writers, producers, and managers in this notoriously greed infested industry. After explaining who the various players and what their agendas are, he discusses the legal aspects of the major and indie label deals, the language of contracts, and issues such as copyright protection, master fraud, and marketing ploys. Avalon's sympathy is obviously with the small-time artists, engineers, and producers, as he explains the scams that record companies and other players use to routinely rip each other off (of course the record companies usually come out on top).

by: Moses Avalon
Year: 2002
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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