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Temples of Sound
by William Clark, Jim Cogan, Quincy Jones

Tells the stories of the legendary studios where musical genius and a magical space came together to capture some of the most exciting jazz, pop, funk, soul, and country records ever made. From the celebrated Southern studios of Sun and Stax, to the John Coltrane/Miles Davis sessions in producer Rudy Van Gelder’s living room, to Frank Sinatra’s swinging cuts at state-of-the-art Capitol Records, each of the 15 profiles in this book brings great music to life at the moment of its creation. With a trove of never-before-seen photographs and fascinating, all-new interviews with the musicians and producers who made the records, Temples of Sound is a rich inspiration for music fans.

by Peter Grueneisen

Architecture and music share many parallels and intersecting elements. Recent developments in the music, film, and media industries have given rise to new building types of audio and visual media. These projects require a comprehensive approach from the various disciplines to bridge architecture, art and technology. For more than 10 years studio bau:ton has been pre-eminently involved in drawing together these diverse disciplines This book is an eclectic survey of issues central to building for contemporary media. Renowned guest authors from the fields of media and architecture have contributed ideas and projects, and a detailed overview of architectural acoustics serves as an integrated technical guide. practical applications are presented in a beautifully illustrated portfolio of distinguished projects by studio bau:ton, ranging from museums to recording studios and film production facilities. Projects like the Fox Scoring Stage in Los Angeles or Bad Animals in Seattle are complemented by international examples such as Sony Music in Tokyo, X-Art in Austria and many more.



Broken Music

"Having been a songwriter most of my life, condensing my ideas and emotions into short rhyming couplets and setting them to music, I had never really considered writing a book. But upon arriving at the reflective age of fifty, I found myself drawn, for the first time, to write long passages that were as stimulating and intriguing to me as any songwriting I had ever done." -- Sting

Every new artist will relate to this book - written beautifully by the master reinventor himself. Truly inspiring.



The Indie Bible
Far and away the most comprehensive resource for getting exposure for your music on the Internet. studioexpresso recommends this book for the independant and/or new artists.








All You Need Is Ears!
George Martin

For every music lover, its history is part of the pleasure. Read about the man who, with The Beatles, changed the second half of the 20th century in helping them composed the most important opus of its time.







All You Need to Know About the Music Business : Fifth Edition
Donald S. Passman

One of the best sources on legal aspects of the music business from one of the most respected entertainment attornies of today.






Succeeding In Music
John Stiernberg

Business Handbook for Performers, Songwriters, Agents, Managers & Promoters When to Quit your Day Job and how to make it really. studioexpresso recommends this book for new and indie artists who are starting and anyone who's looking to reinvent themselves.

John Stiernberg who began as a musician is also presenter of Business Chops Seminars and consults with many pro audio manufacturers.


What's Up Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business

To the general public, he's best known as a judge for the TV show American Idol. But for most of you who know him well, the book is just the latest in Randy Jackson’s impressive string of credits. From legendary session bassist to songwriter and record producer to artist manager and label vice president, Jackson boasts a seemingly endless list of accomplishments.





Mix Masters

A collection of 27 interviews with platinum engineers by Mix magazine writer Maureen Droney.

Discover how music engineers, using the same arsenal of tools, can create such unique works from artist to artist, even track to track. You'll find practical and informative behind-the-scenes, behind-the-glass insight into the art of mixing by the industry's most in-demand engineers across all genres - pop, rock, country, classical and film.

Maureen is best known in the industry for her engineering work (Santana, Tower of Power) and as a contributor to Mix Magazine. She also books the House Of Blues Studios in Los Angeles and married to engineer/mixer Ken Kessie (Tony! Toni! Tone!, Herbie Hancock).



The Musician's Handbook
Bobby Borg

In The Musician’s Handbook, veteran musician Bobby Borg (a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, has performed extensively throughout US, Europe and Japan with a variety of artists, including the multi-platinum group Warrant) reveals over 35 inspirational and proactive strategies for pursuing a successful career in the music industry. Chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the four types of business relationships, the five key people a musician needs to succeed and the four major sources of music revenue.



Music Business Primer
Diane Sward Rapaport

A Music Business Primer explores the ecology of the music industry. The symbiotic partnership between music businesses and the creativity and talent of musicians and performers


Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones

Q is an impressive self-portrait by one of the master makers of American culture, a complex, many-faceted man with far more than his share of talents and an unparalleled vision, as well as some entirely human flaws. It also features vivid testimony from key witnesses to his journey–family, friends, and musical and business associates. His life encompasses an astonishing cast of show business giants, and provides the raw material for one of the great African American success stories of this century.

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The Buddha in Your Mirror

Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self

The introduction by jazz great Herbie Hancock, a Nichiren practitioner for 29 years, makes one wonder if the rhythmic emphasis of this chant has a special call for musicians, but this path obviously has bold appeal for a broad audience of people who are willing to give chant a chance.

Tina Turner found the strength to leave an abusive marriage after she began chanting "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo." This phrase, translated as "I devote myself to the mystic law of cause and effect through sound," is at the heart of Nichiren Buddhism, a practice clearly explained in this self-help primer. In 1253, the Japanese monk Nichiren declared Nam-myoho-renge-kyo "to be the one true law, the great `secret' hidden in the depths of the Lotus Sutra.

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