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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.4 out of 5 stars with 153 reviews
The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true account of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry.
Jim Henson: The Biography
4.5 out of 5 stars with 198 reviews
For the first time ever - a comprehensive biography of one of the 20th century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson
He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but
4.2 out of 5 stars with 289 reviews
Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z
Being successful musicians was simply never enough for
The 360 Music Industry: How to Make It in the Music Industry
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ean: 9781948715096, isbn: 1948715090,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
The music industry has found its answer for the loss of album sales by converting recoupment deals to 360 contracts with their artists to find success and profits in streaming, live ticket shows, branding, touring, merchandise, and corporate sponsorships. The quickest way to find success in the music business now is to know the industry and figure out where you best fit into the creative and business systems. If you want to be a major label or independent recording artist, producer, label
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
4.6 out of 5 stars with 151 reviews
The companion volume to the 12-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind
The Civil War, Baseball, and
America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.
In this evocative narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
4.1 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of
The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City
4.0 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews
Which is more important to New York City's economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said ''office,'' think again. In The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid argues that creative industries like fashion, art, and music drive the economy of New York as much as--if not more than--finance, real estate, and law. And these creative industries are fueled by the social life that whirls around the clubs, galleries, music venues, and fashion
The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies
4.3 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film
In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as
Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
4.3 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews
From the number one New York Times best-selling author of This Town, an equally merciless probing of America's biggest cultural force, pro football, at a moment of peak success and high anxiety
Like millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned in to pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
4.3 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews
With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.
It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions.
How did a team composed of unknown young players and supposedly washed-up
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports
4.8 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
Yahoo's lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports - the pitching arm - and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.
Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers - five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game's lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the
Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC
4.2 out of 5 stars with 269 reviews
The first in-depth, behind the scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants.
They are the two titans of the comic book industry - the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes - and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans.
To many partisans Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed
Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution
sku: 805317940, ean: 9780240800776, isbn: 024080077X,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 192 reviews
The only book of its kind that deals with the real world of selling movies. Provides the tools necessary to successfully market and distribute a movie. Topics include when to begin promoting the film, what to include in a press kit, examples of paperwork, budgets, ads and contracts, how to create and develop advertising concepts and how to work with the director and producer to create effective advertising and publicity material. It also examines how international markets must be accounted for
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
ean: 9780449009413, isbn: 0449009416,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews
Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace…Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history -- told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen…and watched it all fall apart.Warren Littlefield was the NBC President of Entertainment who oversaw the Peacock Network’s rise from also-ran to a division that generated a billion dollars in profits. In this fast-paced and
iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781442240131, isbn: 144224013X,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era sheds light on the way large corporations appropriate new technologies related to recording and distribution of audio material to maintain their market dominance in a capitalist system. All too commonly, scholars have asserted too confidently, how the rise and reign of digital music has diminished the power of major record labels. In iTake-Over, music scholar David Arditi argues otherwise, adopting a broader perspective by examining how the
The Economics of the Popular Music Industry: Modelling from Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization
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mpn: 11 figures, ean: 9781137468970, isbn: 1137468971,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
This Palgrave Pivot uses modeling from microeconomic theory and industrial organization to demonstrate how consumers and producers have responded to major changes in the music industry. Byun examines the important role of technology in changing its structure, particularly as new methods of creating and accessing music prove to be a double-edged sword for creators and producers. An underlying theme in the project is the question of how the business of music affects creativity, and how artists
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