Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay

Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay : The dodgy business of popular music

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Welcome to the music business, a world of greed, corruption, self-interest and fun...

This is the ultimate insider history of how popular music has evolved, not just as a creative industry, but as a business that has made people rich beyond their wildest dreams. From the printing of sheet music and piano rolls to the world of downloads and streaming, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay is stuffed full of fascinating anecdotes - but it is also a seriously insightful exploration of the relationship between creativity and the money that can be made from it, by a man whose own career spans six decades; the legendary Simon Napier-Bell.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 34mm | 666g
  • Unbound
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783520310
  • 9781783520312
  • 502,170

About Simon Napier-Bell

Simon Napier-Bell has been a film composer, songwriter, record producer, and author, but he is perhaps best known for having managed such artists as The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, T Rex, Japan and Wham! Under his management, Wham! became the first Western pop group to ever play in Communist China in the 80s.

He is the author of three other books about the music industry: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Black Vinyl White Powder, and I'm Coming to Take You to Lunch. He is a director of Papa Entertainments PLC and of Snap-B Music, and continues to consult, write and broadcast on the music industry.
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