SINGER SONGWRITERS AND MUSICAL OPEN MICS

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Singer Songwriters And Musical Open Mics

Author : Marcus Aldredge
ISBN : 9781317054917
Genre : Music
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Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Mics is an ethnographic exploration of New York City’s live music events where musicians signup and perform short sets. This sociological study dispels the common assumption that open mics are culturally monolithic and reserved for novice musicians. Open mics allow musicians at different locations within their musical development and career to interactively perform, practice, and network with other musicians. Important themes in the book include: the tension between self and society in the creative process, issues of creative authenticity and authorship, and on-going cultural changes central to the Do-It-Yourself cultural zeitgeist of the early 21st century. The open mic’s cultural antecedents include a radio format, folk hootenannies, and the jazz jam session. Drawing from multiple qualitative methods, Aldredge describes how open mics have etched a vital organizational place in the western and urban musical landscape. Open mics represent a creative place where the boundaries of practicing and performing seemingly blur. This allows for a range of social settings from more competitive, stratified, and homogenous music scenes to culturally diverse weekly events often stretching late into the night.
Category: Music

The Cambridge Companion To The Singer Songwriter

Author : Katherine Williams
ISBN : 9781316495346
Genre : Music
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Most often associated with modern artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and Carole King, the singer-songwriter tradition in fact has a long and complex history dating back to the medieval troubadour and earlier. This Companion explains the historical contexts, musical analyses, and theoretical frameworks of the singer-songwriter tradition. Divided into five parts, the book explores the tradition in the context of issues including authenticity, gender, queer studies, musical analysis, and performance. The contributors reveal how the tradition has been expressed around the world and throughout its history to the present day. Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d'Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.
Category: Music

The Singer Songwriter Handbook

Author : Justin Williams
ISBN : 9781628920321
Genre : Music
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The singer-songwriter, someone who writes and performs their own music, is an ever-present and increasingly complex figure in popular music worlds. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook provides a useful resource for student songwriters, active musicians, fans and scholars alike. This handbook is divided into four main sections: Songwriting (acoustic and digital), Performance, Music Industry and Case Studies. Section I focuses on the 'how to' elements of popular song composition, embracing a range of perspectives and methods, in addition to chapters on the teaching of songwriting to students. Section II deals with the nature of performance: stagecraft, open mic nights, and a number of case studies that engage with performing in a range of contexts. Section III is devoted to aspects of the music industry and the business of music including sales, contract negotiations, copyright, social media and marketing. Section IV provides specific examples of singer-songwriter personae and global open mic scenes. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook is a much-needed single resource for budding singer-songwriters as well as songwriting pedagogues.
Category: Music

How To Make It In The New Music Business

Author : Ari Herstand
ISBN : 1631491504
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon"
Category: Business & Economics

Open Mic Night At Westminster Cemetery

Author : Mary Amato
ISBN : 9781541530737
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, she's confused. It's the job of Sam, a young soldier who died in 1865, to teach her the rules of the afterlife and to warn her about Suppression—a punishment worse than death. Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. Given the task of providing entertainment, Lacy proposes an open mic, which becomes a chance for the cemetery's residents to express themselves. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Open Your Mind Open This Book Open Mic

Author : Big Daddy Abel
ISBN : 1622080793
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Open Book, Open Mind: Open Mic" is the latest literary work from author/singer/songwriter/entertainer/actor Big Daddy Abel. The author of the Amazon.com Best Selling E-book/digital short story series "Open Mic" is back with this culminating title loaded with many new stories and extras. Life on the road in a band provides many fun times and funny stories for BDA to share with you in this collection of humorous essays. Also included are several short stories in which Big Daddy collaborated with authors Giovanni Gelati and Tommy Jannarone. Time spent on the road and in hotels provides a fertile environment for many hours pondering the world at large. BDA shares his views in a comical, light hearted and, at times, thought provoking manner on everything from politics to cultural relations and proper etiquette while attending live shows to behind the scenes encounters with rock stars and movie stars while on the set of television and movie productions. This book spans from sharing his great (times 9) grandmother's unfortunate experience in Salem during the Witch Trials into the future possibilities of language, encounters and the interconnectedness of everything. Inspired by such great authors as Mark Twain, Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegat, as well as, the comedic styles of Lewis Black, Ron White, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, Patton Oswalt and even a touch of Bill Maher, Big Daddy Abel shares his views of the world while wearing his heart on his sleeve and keeping his ?real? heart in the right place. He lays himself emotionally naked for you to read, ponder and absorb. This, is real, at times all "too real." Be prepared to laugh, think and maybe even shed a tear. Guard yourself, as Big Daddy takes you for a ?real? ride into his real mind, real heart and real soul.
Category: Literary Collections

How To Make It In The Music Business

Author : Ron Knight
ISBN : 9781468915730
Genre : Music
File Size : 32.43 MB
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How to Make It in the Music Business - The Real Way – In this book the Author Ron Knight shares with readers the ins and outs of the Music Business. He hopes that his experiences over the past 4 decades as a successful international entertainer can help newcomers in the industry to understand how to deal with the Business of Music. Through this book Ron Knight shares his story and experiences in the Music Business; the live gigs, working solo or with a band, touring and traveling, the television shows, and much, much more............he explains both the good and the bad and he holds back nothing about the dirty side that this business brings. It is this true story told with heart and passion for music that enables Ron to shares with you his know-how of dealing with this industry we call the Music Business.
Category: Music

Song Reader

Author : Beck
ISBN : 0571299407
Genre : Popular music
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Twenty songs presented as individual pieces of sheet music; music sheets, packaged in a hard-bound folio; includes a guide to sheet music symbols by Bettie Ross; also features full-color illustrations from some of the finest artists working currently.
Category: Popular music

Making Music Make Money

Author : Eric Beall
ISBN : 0876390076
Genre : Music
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(Berklee Press). 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. Eric Beall is a Creative Director for Zomba Music Publishing, as well as a former songwriter and record producer. In his role at Zomba, Eric has signed and developed top writers including Steve Diamond, KNS Productions, and Riprock & Alex G. and has coordinated and directed Zomba writers in the development of material for Jive Records pop superstars like Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aaron Carter. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music.
Category: Music