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The Song Machine: How to Make a Hit by [Seabrook, John]

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The Song Machine: How to Make a Hit Kindle Edition

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Invaluable.--Louis Bayard

Brilliant.--Michael Hann

Through immersive anecdotes and witty observations...we learn it's not just the 'song machine' that's brilliant but also the people churning the gears.--Isabella Biedenharn

Well researched...[Seabrook] takes us inside the troubled modern music business.--Touré

Fascinating...lively, entertaining and often insightful, of interest both to pop mavens and to those who couldn't imagine caring about the latest hits.--Christopher Carroll

A fascinating look at how the catchiest pop hits are manufactured...You'll never hear Katy Perry the same way again.

Revelatory. This thorough dissection of the anatomy of a hit belongs on any listener's bookshelf.

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A look behind the hits for everyone who?s ever railed against (or secretly loved) manufactured pop music

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1753 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0393241920
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; 01 edition (8 October 2015)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009959045X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099590453
  • ASIN: B00Z4ZWBVC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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FordTimelord
5.0 out of 5 stars It's good.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 March 2017
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Ronan Lennon
4.0 out of 5 stars pop writing on pop music
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2015
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Lazy Man
4.0 out of 5 stars A well-researched account of what makes a good pop song
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2018
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Alexander James Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential look into the pop process
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2.0 out of 5 stars Much like its subject matter
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Andy Crawford
3.0 out of 5 stars If you're into Pop music culture this book is for you
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2018
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R. Harrod
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hit Book for music makers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2016
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Graham Ian Logie
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all in there
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into music industry
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 July 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soooo good and soooo informative and engaging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars such an interesting story ~ chock full of amazing detail
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read and informative
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Dr. Tim Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable, interesting and thoughtful investigation into the mechanisms behind today's hit music
Reviewed in Canada on 15 January 2016
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