Understanding the Music Business

Figuring out the track company deals scholars a present review of the song company. Going past what such a lot tune company texts supply, Weismann supplies a latest process that addresses the unanswered questions for contemporary song scholars, reminiscent of, "Is it rather attainable to make a residing as musician?" figuring out the tune company covers the fundamentals within the first a part of the textual content. this primary part bargains with the basics of the undefined, together with recording, song publishing, brokers, managers, radio and tv, unions, the web and new expertise, and nearby and foreign song markets. although, it's the moment 1/2 the textual content that breaks new flooring by way of masking the occupation paths of latest artists within the undefined, the advance and want for entrepreneurial talents, and the ways in which members forge careers within the undefined.

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The Third Horseman: A Story of Weather, War, and the Famine History Forgot

By William Rosen

How a cycle of rain, chilly, affliction, and struggle created the worst famine in ecu history—years earlier than the Black Death

In may perhaps 1315, it began to rain. For the seven disastrous years that undefined, Europeans will be visited by means of a chain of curses unseen because the 3rd e-book of Exodus: floods, ice, mess ups of vegetation and livestock, and epidemics not only of disorder, yet of pike, sword, and spear. All informed, six million lives—one-eighth of Europe’s overall population—would be lost.

With a category-defying wisdom of technological know-how and background, William Rosen tells the beautiful tale of the oft-overlooked nice Famine with wit and drama and demonstrates what all of it capacity for today’s discussions of weather switch.

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Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn

By Steve Forbes, John Prevas

In response to a unprecedented collaboration among Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in leader of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory offers exciting comparisons among six nice leaders of the traditional international and modern enterprise leaders.

• nice leaders not just have imaginative and prescient yet understand how to construct buildings to influence it. Cyrus the nice did so in developing an empire in keeping with tolerance and inclusion, an technique hugely strange for his or any age. Jack Welch and John Chambers outfitted their enterprise empires utilizing the same method, and prefer Cyrus, they continue to be the exceptions instead of the guideline.
• nice leaders know the way to construct consensus and inspire by way of doing what's correct instead of what's of their self-interest. Xenophon placed own achieve apart to steer his fellow Greeks out of a deadly scenario in Persia–something similar to what Lou Gerstner and Anne Mulcahy did in rescuing IBM and Xerox.
• personality issues in management. Alexander the nice had unprecedented management abilities that enabled him to overcome the japanese half the traditional global, yet he used to be finally destroyed through his lack of ability to regulate his out of the ordinary good fortune. the company international is stuffed with related examples, comparable to the now incarcerated Dennis Kozlowski, who, flush with good fortune on the head of his empire, used to be pushed down the road of self-destruction by means of an out-of-control ego.
• a very good chief is person who demanding situations the traditional knowledge of the day and is ready to imagine out of the field to tug off awesome feats. Hannibal did anything not anyone within the old international inspiration attainable; he crossed the Alps in wintry weather to problem Rome for keep watch over of the traditional international. that very same cutting edge state of mind enabled Serge Brin and Larry web page of Google to problem and top bold rivals, Microsoft and Yahoo!
• a pacesetter should have ambition to prevail, and Julius Caesar had lots of it. He set Rome at the route to empire, yet his good fortune made him think he was once a dwelling god and blinded him to the hazards that finally did him in. The parallels with company leaders and Wall highway master-of-the-universe forms are a number of, yet none extra salient than Hank Greenberg, who outfitted the AIG coverage empire basically to be struck down on the top of his good fortune by means of the company daggers of his administrators.
• and at last, management is ready preserving a sane and modest standpoint within the face of luck and final fascinated about the fundamentals–the nuts and bolts of constructing a firm paintings day in and day trip. Augustus kept Rome from dissolution after the assassination of Julius Caesar and governed it for greater than 40 years, bringing the empire to the peak of its energy. What made him profitable have been own humility, realization to the mundane information of creating and holding an infrastructure, and the certainty of limits. Augustus set Rome on a process prosperity and balance that lasted for hundreds of years, simply as Alfred Sloan, utilizing the various comparable techniques, outfitted GM into the leviathan that till lately ruled the car business.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

By Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan

“My eyes trip up the frozen partitions. I determine it really is 80 toes as much as the daylight. The partitions above me climb up at approximately 80 levels, then they move lifeless vertical, after which, larger up, they overhang. it really is as though i'm searching from the stomach of a beast, its jagged white the teeth interlocking above me.”
In June 1992, top acquaintances Jim Davidson and Mike fee stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they was hoping could be the first of many milestones of their lives as passionate younger mountaineers. as an alternative, their conquest gave method to disaster whilst a cave-in plunged them deep inside of a glacial crevasse—the pitch-black, ice-walled hell that each climber’s nightmares are made of.

An avid adventurer from an early age, Davidson used to be already a professional climber on the time of the Rainier ascent, totally conscious of the dangers and hopelessly in love with the problem. yet within the blur of a harrowing unfastened fall, he without warning chanced on himself challenged via nature’s grandeur at its so much unforgiving. Trapped on a slender, risky frozen ledge, deep less than sunlight and excessive above a yawning chasm, he could desperately conflict crumbling ice and snow that threatened to bury him alive, whereas suffering in useless to avoid wasting his fatally injured spouse. and eventually, with little apparatus, no accomplice, and speedily dwindling wish, he must make a fateful choice—between the understanding of a gradual, lonely dying or the seeming impossibility of hiking for his life.

At as soon as a heart-stopping experience tale, a heartfelt memoir of friendship, and a stirring meditation on fleeting mortality and immutable nature, The Ledge chronicles one man’s reworking odyssey from the dizzying heights of elation and awe to the punishing depths of grief and hard-won knowledge. This book’s visceral, lyrical prose sings the praises of the actual world’s wonders, whereas looking the souls of these keen, for higher or worse, to completely embody it.

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Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

By Daniel Pinchbeck

A astonishing paintings of non-public travelogue and cultural feedback that levels from the primitive to the postmodern in a quest for the promise and which means of the psychedelic experience.

While psychedelics of all kinds are demonized in the US this present day, the visionary compounds present in crops are the religious sacraments of tribal cultures worldwide. From the iboga of the Bwiti in Gabon, to the Mazatecs of Mexico, those crops are sacred simply because they wake up the brain to different degrees of awareness--to a holographic imaginative and prescient of the universe.

Breaking Open the Head is a passionate, multilayered, and occasionally rashly own inquiry into this deep department. On one point, Daniel Pinchbeck tells the tale of the encounters among the fashionable realization of the West and those sacramental components, together with such thinkers as Allen Ginsberg, Antonin Artaud, Walter Benjamin, and Terence McKenna, and a brand new underground of present-day ethnobotanists, chemists, psychonauts, and philosophers. it's also a scrupulous recording of the author's wide-ranging research with those outlaw compounds, together with a thirty-hour tribal initiation in West Africa; an all-night stumble upon with the grasp shamans of the South American rain wooded area; and a record from a psychedelic utopia within the Black Rock desolate tract that's the Burning guy Festival.

Breaking Open the Head is fearless participatory journalism at its most sensible, a bright account of psychic and highbrow reviews that opened doorways within the wall of Western rationalism and accomplished Daniel Pinchbeck's own transformation from a jaded long island journalist to shamanic start up and thankful citizen of the cosmos.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Exhibitionism for the Shy: Show Off, Dress Up and Talk Hot!

By Carol Queen

Exhibitionism as a consensual erotic excitement and a way to beat shyness and physique picture concerns. that includes steered workouts and discussions of erotic gown, speak, personas and roleplay, related to your accomplice, exhibitionism and the intercourse undefined, and extra. Interviews comprise Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Candye Kane, Juliet Anderson, Vanessa del Rio, Lily Burana, Shar Rednour, and others. up-to-date model (in press) will contain a brand new bankruptcy on web exhibitionism and new interview fabric with Margaret Cho, Violet Blue, Audacia Ray, and Brian Alexander.

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I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists

An anthology of bark-out-loud unique essays approximately canine from a few of today's most well-liked writers.

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has accrued a few of America's top recognized humorists-authors, comedians, and actors-to provide biting remark on what it potential to percentage a lifestyles, and a center, with a puppy. From combating for mattress house to attempting to remodel a pampered NYC domestic dog right into a Texas rawhide, and from aiding a take care of rescue navigate via her new lifestyles to examining puppy run dynamics (and politics), being a dogs significant other has demanding situations as difficult as any agility direction, yet laughter is simply a tail-wag away. This assortment positive factors uncanny perception and witty prose from...

• Jen Lancaster
• Rita Mae Brown
• Laurie Notaro
• Jane eco-friendly
• Beth Harbison
• W. Bruce Cameron
• etc, together with a Foreword by means of Chelsea Handler's puppy, chew

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Fearless Interviewing: How to Win the Job by Communicating with Confidence

By Marky Stein

A proactive new procedure for removal nervousness, and regaining keep an eye on, during the activity interview process

"Marky Stein's e-book is extraordinary. She provides us a radical research of the total interviewing procedure. Fearless Interviewing is obvious, sort, and entire of fine advice.... hugely recommended."­­Barbara Sher, writer of Live the existence that you just Love

A task interview is one in every of life's so much demanding and hard stories. Fearless Interviewing provides a strategic method of interviewing, person who suggestions the scales again in want of the task applicant. It presents priceless recommendation on all elements of the interviewing procedure, together with how to:

• Dazzle interviewers within the first 20 seconds

• deal with difficult interview questions with ease

• Command a wage as much as 20 percentage higher

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Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience

Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience courses undergraduate and early-stage graduate scholars with out past neuroscientific history throughout the primary ideas and topics in a concise, geared up, and fascinating demeanour.

  • Provides scholars with the basis to appreciate basic literature, realize present controversies within the box, and have interaction in discussions on cognitive neuroscience and its future
  • Introduces very important experimental tools and methods built-in during the text
  • Assists pupil comprehension via four-color pictures and thorough pedagogical assets through the text
  • Accompanied via a powerful web site with a number of selection questions, scan vidoes, fMRI facts, net hyperlinks and video narratives from an international team of top scientists for college kids. For teachers there are pattern syllabi and exam questions

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