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Witt, Stephen.

Summary: How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780 WIT

White, Adam.

Summary: "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2016

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Summary: The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

Summary: Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century. Readers will find in this unique and stimulating anthology new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 HEA

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Summary: Profiles the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew--featuring Tommy Tedesco, guitar, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, drums, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne, bass--who played on many rock and pop hits during the sixties. Gifted, versatile, and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something memorable, the Wrecking Crew were the players who turned the Wall of Sound in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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Egan, Jennifer.

Summary: Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs, confront their pasts in this story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Egan 2011

Ramone, Phil.

Summary: A successful producer presents an insider's tour of the recording business, tracing his early days working with commercials and jazz before working with such artists as Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 RAM

Summary: The illustrated oral history of the greatest hip-hop hit-making machine in history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 2011

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.42 DEF

Summary: Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAM

Summary: How do musicians find the inspiration to create? Do most songwriters come up with lyrics first, or music? What does it mean to be a composer in today's high-tech world? This program addresses questions young people may have about embarking on a career in music or musical composition. Focusing on current styles like rock, techno, and hip-hop, the video includes interviews with a classically...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: An industry once dominated by four giant companies-Sony BMG, Warner Music, Universal, and EMI-has undergone a radical transformation. This program examines the explosion of legal music downloading and viral marketing, which have enabled enterprising bands and singers to distribute their own work rather than signing with major labels. Focusing on the success of Nizlopi, Arctic Monkeys, Internet...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: How does a new artist attract the attention of a recording company? How do recording companies find new talent? Can a big-name label make a run-of-the-mill CD into a platinum seller? In this program, top industry executives and other experts answer these and other questions, such as how much performers can expect to make in royalties, how SoundScan has revealed the true top 100, and how MTV has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Muller, Marcia.

Summary: A tale of vengeance ending in bloodshed, San Francisco PI Sharon McCone investigates threatening letters to a famous country music singer from a woman who was also a singer and with whom he had an affair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mysterious Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUL

Summary: Internet auction house eBay and virtual music community Napster are redefining established paradigms of online interactivity. In segment one of this program, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels explores eBay's phenomenal success with President and CEO Margaret Whitman and others, while addressing concerns related to fraudulent merchandise and shill bidding. In segment two, Mr. Michels...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Carla Campbell's business, Instant Melodies-Britain's first pay-as-you-go music/multimedia studio-is doing well enough for her to relocate and expand. With loans secured, new space rented, and equipment purchased, the 27-year-old is ready for her grand opening. This program follows Carla as sizzle quickly turns to fizzle. When business proves alarmingly slow, she makes a bold decision to speed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Introduce viewers to three women who have found gainful employment in the field of music. This program profiles Sandra Schultz, a sound engineer and technician who records and mixes for music producers; Shelley Park, a guitar builder who produces between 12 and 20 instruments per year; and Alice Bernier, an electronic music composer who works out of her own high-tech studio. Commentary from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: For centuries people dreamed of being able to record and play back sound. In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and the whole course of music was forever changed. From the jukeboxes of the 1880s to contemporary composers blending live and recorded music, this program examines the effects, both positive and negative, that resulted from the birth of the phonograph and the subsequent...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Philips, L

Summary: A teenage music prodigy becomes an internet sensation after he crosses paths with a handsome socialite who just might be his Prince Charming, but past demons threaten to get in the way of any happily ever after.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC PHI

Posner, Gerald.

Summary: A history of the legendary music label offers profiles of the artists, many from Detroit's inner-city projects, who achieved fame, detailing their rise to success, the inability of many to handle stardom, and their conflicts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 781.644 POS

Summary: Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording--and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Summary: Chronicles the rise and fall of Tower Records, from the opening of its flagship store in Sacramento, California in 1960, to its evolution into an international retail chain and bankruptsy in 2006. Owner Russ Solomon and various store employees discuss Tower's unique approach to selling recorded music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ALL

Summary: Here's a place where your students can turn their creativity into a career. This program looks at opportunities to design, produce, exhibit, perform, write, or publish in a variety of media, including theater, film, textiles, newspapers, radio, and television. Real-world insights into this cluster are provided through interviews with a cable TV broadcast engineer, newspaper reporter,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Throughout history, musicians and musical works have reflected the fashion, culture, and social attitudes of their times. Music today is more diversified than ever, from the megahits of teen pop stars to the depth and emotionality of gospel choirs to the tones and textures produced by large-scale orchestras. Add to this the unstoppable forces of MySpace, YouTube, the iPod, and a rapidly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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