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The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 18, 2016
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393353280
ISBN-10 0393353281
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
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"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



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393241921
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 5, 2015)
9780393241921 | details & prices | 338 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $26.95
About: There's a reason hit songs offer guilty pleasure―they're designed that way.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 18, 2016)
9780393353280 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.95
About: "An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music.
With Leo Damore | Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (July 1, 1990); titled "In His Garden: The Anatomy of a Murderer"
9780440207078 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains In His Garden: The Anatomy of a Murderer
CD/Spoken Word
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With Dion Graham (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (October 5, 2015)
9781622319626 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $34.99
About: New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook tells a fascinating story of creativity and commerce that explains how songs have become so addictive.

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