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The Billboard guide to writing and producing songs that sell : how to create hits in today's music industry

Author: Eric Beall
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents an approach to opening doors in today's music industry, explaining how a song becomes a hit, what makes a single, and the formula for creating a hit, with exercises to hone skills and expose talents.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Beall
ISBN: 0823099547 9780823099542
OCLC Number: 276908194
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How a song becomes a hit. Desperately seeking singles : The A & R perspective ; Radio rules : putting a song into play ; The challenge of music marketing : cutting through the clutter ; The solution to music marketing : cracking the code of opportunity --
The hit formula. The recipe for a hit : expect the unexpected ; The flavor of a hit : fresh and long lasting ; The framework of a hit : form and substance --
Write your own hit. Creating a hit title : the name is the game ; Making hit tunes : that mysterious melody ; The rhythm of a hit : songwriting for the rhythm nation ; Hits need hooks : to keep us hanging on ; The finishing touch : let's go all the way ; The big final chorus.
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Ask any record company A&R person, artist manager, or record producer: What are they looking for? Hits, they'll say. This title gives songwriters the tools they need to write hits that can open  Read more...

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"Nobody tells it better than Eric Beall. His books are a must-have for any up-and-coming music professional."--Daniel O'Donoghue, The Script/writer of the #1 UK hit, "We Cry" "Like a great song you Read more...

 
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