Inside the Hits

Inside the Hits

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(Berklee Press). How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting qSatisfactionq? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits . qReading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike.q Phil RamoneP.L: Do you have any aquot;guiding principlesaquot; or basic jumping-off points as to what a producer should be or do? TD.: It depends on ... you try to ascertain how much you can satisfy the artist and still satisfy the publica#39;s image of the artist. P.L: Leta#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Inside the Hits
Author:David Nathan, Susan Gedutis Lindsay
Publisher:Berklee Press - 2001


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