I'm With the Band
An Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman walked into a recording studio and created The Union. Commercially successful and critically acclaimed, the pioneering indie rock band is now on the verge of breaking up.
When financial disaster strikes and Scottish guitarist Barry leaves the band, artistic differences go head to head with alliances that run deep, can The Union survive?
With live music from a four-piece ensemble, I'm With the Band is a witty and timely response to our changing political landscape.
Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond
A revelatory and redemptive memoir from the lead guitarist of the legendary band Def Leppard—the first book ever written by one of its members—chronicling the band’s extraordinary rise to superstardom and how they’ve maintained it for three decades.
Meet Phil Collen. You may know him as the lead guitarist in Def Leppard, whose signature song "Pour Some Sugar on Me” is still as widely enjoyed as when it debuted in 1988. Maybe you’ve heard of him as the rock star who gave up alcohol and meat more than twenty-five years ago. Most likely you’ve seen him shirtless—in photos or in real life—flaunting his impeccably toned body to appreciative female fans.
But it wasn’t always like this. Collen worked his way up from nothing, teaching himself guitar from scratch as a teenager by imitating his heroes. He slogged it out in London-based pub bands for years, long before Def Leppard formed and transformed from unknowns to icons (all thanks to a little album called Pyromania), from playing openers in near-empty arenas to headlining in those same stadiums and selling them out every night. But as Collen discovered, true overnight success is a myth. Like the other band members, he had to struggle and fight his way to the top; in the end, he says, "our work ethic saved us.” Just as it still does.
This is Collen’s story, starting with his first real taste of success and wild rock and roll excess as a member of the seminal glam rock outfit Girl. But once he joins Def Leppard, it’s also an amazing underdog tale featuring a bunch of ordinary working-class lads who rose to mega-stardom, overcoming incredible obstacles—such as drummer Rick Allen losing an arm in a car crash and the tragic death of guitarist Steve Clark, Phil’s musical soul mate, who lost his fight with alcoholism. Featuring personal, never-before-seen photos of Collen and his band mates on stage and off, Adrenalized is a fascinating account of the failures, triumphs, challenges, and rock-hard dedication it takes to make dreams come true.
Hans Maier, "Die Orgel: Instrument und Musik (Beck'sche Reihe)"
„Mit Händen und Füßen" spielen Organisten auf ihrem Instrument – einer von Manualen und Pedalen gelenkten Vereinigung von Bläserstimmen. Hans Maier, selbst ein angesehener Organist, verfolgt in diesem Buch die Kulturgeschichte der Orgel von den Anfängen an: ihren Bau, ihre Technik, ihre Register und die Entwicklung der auf ihr gespielten, für die Orgel komponierten Musik. Ein besonderer Blick gilt der Orgel als Baukunstwerk, ihrer Beziehung zu Liturgie und Gottesdienst, ihrer Spiegelung in Erzählungen und Gedichten. So liegt mit diesem Band eine knappe und fesselnde Einführung in den „König aller Instrumenten" (Mozart) vor.
ABCs of Rock by Print Mafia
From one of the top rock band poster artists in the country comes a collection of evocative images of 26 of rock music's most recognized icons. Starting with AC/DC's familiar lightning bolts and ending with ZZ Top's custom Ford coupe, this alphabetical retrospective of more than four decades of rock history will inspire music lovers of all ages.
The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice
Now in its fourth edition, The Art of Music Production has established itself as the definitive guide to the art and business of music production and a primary teaching tool for college programs. It is the first book to comprehensively analyze and describe the non-technical role of the music producer.
Author Richard James Burgess lays out the complex field of music production by defining the several distinct roles that fall under the rubric of music producer. In this completely updated and revised fourth edition of a book already lauded as "the most comprehensive guide to record production ever published," Burgess has expanded and refined the types of producers, bringing them fully up to date. The first part of the book outlines the underlying theory of the art of music production. The second part focuses on the practical aspects of the job including training, getting into the business, day-to-day responsibilities, potential earnings, managers, lawyers, and - most importantly - the musical, financial, and interpersonal relationships producers have with artists and their labels. The book is packed with insights from the most successful music producers ranging from today's chart-toppers to the beginnings of recorded sound, including mainstream and many niche genres. The book also features many revealing anecdotes about the business, including the stars and the challenges (from daily to career-related) a producer faces. Burgess addresses the changes in the nature of music production that have been brought about by technology and, in particular, the paradigmatic millennial shift that has occurred with digital recording and distribution. Burgess's lifelong experience in the recording industry as a studio musician, artist, producer, manager, and marketer combined with his extensive academic research in the field brings a unique breadth and depth of understanding to the topic.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians ePUB
Social Media Promotion for Musicians by best selling music author Bobby Owsinski is the truly the best, most comprehensive and up to day resource for marketing yourself, your band and your music online.
The book shows you how to stop just using social media and learn how to promote with it, as you’ll find a host of online insider tips and tricks that that will help you gain more fans and followers, increase your views, and grow your ticket and merch sales.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians shows artists, bands, engineers and producers the latest techniques and strategies to increase your online presence more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible. Best of all, anyone can do it!
* How to increase your online exposure to increase your fan base
* How to have more time for creating by saving at least an hour every day on common social media operations
* Exclusive promotional tips that boost your views and followers
* How to uncover and develop your brand
* The secret behind successful tweets and posts
* How to craft a successful newsletter to increase your ticket and merch sales
* 10 ways to make sure that fans, music critics and bloggers, bookers and promoters, and agents and managers always have your latest information
* Ways to optimize your YouTube channel and videos to maximize your views
and so much more.
London in Stereo September 2015
Welcome to our September issue of London in Stereo, and this month we’re celebrating the return of Battles with their new instrumental album, they chat to Lucie Grace about the intentions and ideas behind it. We’re super excited for the debut album from Empress Of, Gem Samways chats to her about taking time out to make it everything she wanted. There’s tales of London and the beloved Buffalo Bar from Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, whilst newcomer Roseau talks about all the best places in London to go. There’s so many great albums out this month, we get overly excited about Girl Band, Little Simz, Ought, Fidlar and more whilst Simple Things Festival takes over our stereo to give you a taste of the music at their fantastic festival: