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The history of music production

The history of music production

Author: Richard James Burgess
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author draws on his experience as a producer and a musician in this history of recorded music, which focuses on the development of music production as both art form and profession. This book begins in 1860 with the first known recording of an acoustic sound and moves chronologically through the twentieth century, examining the creation of the market for recorded sound, the development of payment structures, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard James Burgess
ISBN: 9780199357161 0199357161 9780199357178 019935717X
OCLC Number: 864789793
Description: xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
The acoustic period --
The electric period --
Economic and societal overlay --
The studio is interactive --
The post-World War II reconstruction of the recording industry --
Mobile music --
Expanding the palette --
Some key producers : The objective ; Review of early producers ; Mitch Miller ; Leiber and Stoller ; Phil Spector ; Sam Phillips ; Steve Sholes ; Norrie Paramor ; Joe Meek ; Brian Wilson ; George Martin ; Holland, Dozier, and Holland ; Teo Macero ; King Tubby ; Prince ; Rick Rubin ; Quincy Jones ; Robert John "Mutt" Lange ; Dr. Dre ; Max Martin --
The sixties and seventies --
Toward the digital age --
The nineties --
Periods of standards and stability --
Deconstructing the studio --
Random access recording technology --
Transformative/disruptive technologies and the value of music --
Post-millennial business models --
The unfinished work.
Responsibility: by Richard James Burgess.


The History of Music Production offers an authoritative, concise, and accessible overview of nearly 140 years of production of recorded music. It describes what role the music producer has played in  Read more...


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Indispensable for lovers of music who are fascinated by the history of how musical recordings are made. Burgess has wrapped engaging stories around impressive research. * Steve Savage, author of The Read more...

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