MOTOWN, USA /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Famed Motown songwriter, recording artist and lone female member of legendary R&B sibling singing group, DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge has released her newly revised, tell all memoir, “The Kept Ones: DeBarge, The Fame Years.”
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Bjooks has announced an updated version of their widely-applauded music machines book, PUSH TURN MOVE
Denmark /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bjooks has announced an updated version of their widely-applauded music machines book, “PUSH TURN MOVE.” The updated edition for 2021 – a visual feast for both music creators and enthusiasts – features dozens of instruments, artist interviews, essays, and descriptive diagrams, and a Foreword by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.
/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC NEWS/ — Dieter Wiesner, Michael Jackson’s former manager and friend, had many voice recordings from the pop icon, and sought a way to share them with others. “Michael Jackson: The Real Story” (ISBN: 978-1732181397), co-authored by Wiesner and Jah and published by Kingdomedia, is the result of that desire.
In New Memoir, ‘The AutoThugOgraphy of Turk’ Tab ‘Hot Boy Turk’ Virgil Jr. Offers Inspiring Hip-Hop Story
BOOK NEWS: Former Cash Money Records artist Tab “Hot Boy Turk” Virgil Jr. takes you on a journey of deep spiritual and mental growth in his new book, ‘The AutoThugOgraphy of Turk’ (Hardcover: Wahida Clark Publishing: ISBN: 978-1947732216).
Spitfire Audio launches 10th anniversary ‘Audio Annual issue 1’ a printed volume celebrating each year that it has been in business
NEWS: Spitfire Audio, a British music technology company, well known for its industry leading scoring libraries, has launched its first ever Audio Annual, a 246-page visual magazine, designed to celebrate each year that it has been in business.
Music Industry Guru Loren Weisman announces launch of new ‘Music Business For Dummies’ book with Florida event
Long-time musician (drummer/producer) and music biz “guru” Loren Weisman has announced a June release party event in Florida for his new book, “Music Business For Dummies” (ISBN: 978-1119049654), which is geared to those creative types of any age looking to launch or rekindle a music career. The latest in the world-famous “for dummies” book series, […]
REVIEW: With an eye-catching title, Elijah Wald’s “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music” (ISBN: 9780199756971) is an off-kilter look at the progression of music from ragtime to rock to rap, with lots of insights on swing, jazz, folk, and blues. Consistently interesting and fun to read, the book pays special attention to what the media and the American mindset have done to influence the music we hear today.
New Book: Sample Magic announces ‘Classic Tracks – The Real Stories Behind 68 Seminal Recordings’ by Richard Buskin
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – Sample Magic has announced the publication of its latest book, Richard Buskin’s “Classic Tracks” (ISBN: 978-0-9564460-2-2; 420pp). In “Classic Tracks,” New York Times best-selling author Richard Buskin unearths the true stories behind 68 seminal recordings. “Classic Tracks” includes more than 350 colour and black-and-white images across 420 pages. What really went […]
The dozen essays in “Jazz/Not Jazz” all tend to pick, poke, and prod the meaning of the term and the elastic nature of the genre. Which is good, but the book is often academic in the extreme and often turns into a snooze-a-palooza. After trying for years to interest friends in jazz, it must be […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — The Bob Moog Foundation announces the release of its 2012 calendar, ‘Moog Pioneers in the Studio.’ The calendar features photos and history from Bob Moog’s archives, as well as photos from collections of pioneering synthesists.
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) — Sample Magic announces the release of The Secrets of House Music Production: iPad Edition. After selling 10,000+ copies of the The Secrets of House Music Production book, Sample Magic is delighted to announce the release of the all-new iPad Edition.
SARASOTA, Fla. (MuseWire) – A new book offers a frightening glimpse of a Hollywood secret that was nearly buried. In her chronicle, “The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr.” (ISBN: 978-0557736133) Pamela Sherrod reveals the events leading up to the death of Altovise Davis, and interweaves these startling revelations with intriguing […]
SEATTLE, Wash. (MuseWire) – “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” (ISBN: 978-1-935359-33-3) was just released by author Loren Weisman. The book is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply in order to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music. Full of ideas and practical advice, […]
MIAMI, Fla. (MuseWire) – Almost anyone can learn practically anything faster and easier using the Sdoia-Satz Method, a new system of teaching and learning, says Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Institute in Miami. Phyllis and Barry Satz have written a book called “Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To!” (ISBN: 978-1607090076, hardcover; Rowman and […]
1960’s Music Icon from ‘Dick and Dee Dee,’ Singer and Author Dee Dee Phelps to Appear at Village Books in Pacific Palisades
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir “Vinyl Highway” (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.
Author and Singer Dee Dee Phelps Introduced at the Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Dee Dee Phelps, author of “Vinyl Highway,” singing as Dick and Dee Dee in the Sixties (www.dickanddeedee.com) was introduced to a sold out audience by Book Publicists of Southern California founder Irwin Zucker, with comedian Fred Travalena and game show host Wink Martindale, at the 12th Annual IRWIN Awards dinner and program for Book Publicists of Southern California on October 11th in Studio City, California.