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HOW TO HAVE YOUR HIT SONG PUBLISHED

This updated step-by-step guide by long-time publisher and writer Jay Warner is for songwriters who have never had a song published, as well as those who are already successful. Warner clearly explains topics such as complicated copyright laws, how to choose a performing rights society, what to expect from a music publisher, and the right technique for demonstrating your song. The book also includes charts, graphs, and sample contracts, as well as appendices with contact information for music publishers, licensing societies, record companies and distributors, music industry attorneys, songwriter associations, international subpublishers, and more.

How to Have Your Hit Song Published, Revised and Updated Edition, by Jay Warner, Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, 2006.

THE JAZZ MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO CREATIVE PRACTICING

This sometimes-humorous guide to better jazz improvising is filled with hundreds of concrete things to work on to become a complete jazz musician. Topics covered include jazz theory; how to make practicing better and fun (even when working on scales and arpeggios); how to improve your ability to swing, play in odd meters, and with different rhythmic feels; how to effectively add chromatic approach notes and upper structure; and more.

The Jazz Musician's Guide to Creative Practicing: Notes on the Difficult, Humorous, Endless Path of Becoming a Better Improvising Musician, by David Berkman, Sher Music Company, Petaluma, CA, 2007.

START-UP AT THE NEW MET: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCASTS, 1966-1976

Paul Jackson's first two books, Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met and Sign-Off for the Old Met, chronicling the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts from 1931-1966, were hailed as entertaining and enjoyable opera histories. …

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