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Publisher Description

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic

There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again.

A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2015
October 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.5
Mb

Customer Reviews

WhoaThere91 ,

Very insightful

This book really demystified certain things I believed about the music industry

Dendi John ,

Fairly up to date

This book is fairly up to date with current practices in the music industry, songwriting, music celebrities, industry tensions brought about by technology.

After reading this I deceided I need to read books more often.

CRiddersem ,

Pop music demystified

Mr. Seabrook lifted the curtain and showed me the man pulling the levers behind the soundtrack to my childhood. As a 2000s era teen I was riveted by the boy band stories. Without divulging any spoilers, what made this book read like an enriching guilty pleasure was the common thread Mr. Seabrook wove through the history of hits. Seabrook is thorough, thought-provoking, and talented. Well done sir.

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