The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir

The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir

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Overview

The long-anticipated inside look at the extraordinary career of the man who brought Sexy Back, the legendary producer in the pantheon of music greats as influential and groundbreaking as Motown’s Berry Gordy and a memoir of the creative process.

Hailed by the New Yorker as “the eminence grise behind half of what is great in the Top Forty these days,” world-renowned producer Timbaland has been a fixture on the pop charts, with more top-ten hits than Elvis or the Beatles. An artist whose fans are multi-racial and multi-generational, Timbaland works with the hottest artists, from Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott to Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Madonna, and his childhood friend, Pharrell Williams. Yet this celebrity is a uniquely private man who shuns parties, stays out of gossip columns, and rarely gives interviews. Deliberately choosing to tour by bus and conspicuously bling-free, he maintains a low-key lifestyle. If he’s not at the recording studio, he is at home with his family.

In The Emperor of Sound, Timbaland offers fans an unprecedented look into his life and work. Completely uncensored and totally honest, he reveals the magic behind the music, sharing the various creative impulses that arise while he’s producing, and the layering of sounds that have created dozens of number one hits. Cinematically written, full of revealing anecdotes and reflections from today’s most popular music icons, The Emperor of Sound showcases this master’s artistry and offers an extraordinary glimpse inside this great musical mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061936968
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,205,183
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Timbaland, born Timothy Z. Mosley, has played many creative roles throughout his celebrated career. He was a member of DeVante Swing’s Da Bassment crew and is one half of the hip-hop duo Timbaland & Magoo. Considered one of the most successful producers in music history, he is the executive music producer of Fox’s runaway-hit television show Empire. The CEO of his own label, Mosley Music Group, Timbaland lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife and children.


Veronica Chambers is best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl. Most recently, she was the editor of The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, which Time magazine named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2017. She has written more than a dozen books for young readers and cowritten New York Times bestselling memoirs with Robin Roberts, Eric Ripert, Senator Cory Booker, and many others. Visit her online at www.veronicachambers.com.

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The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book! Only wish it was longer. But it has the keys to success for me.
brittany webb More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! the only thing, I wish it was longer. Tim's book is not a autobiography, it's a book about his passion for music and the trials and tribulations his passion put him through. He touched on experiences and interactions with other musicians like Genuine, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, but he stays on track through his book with stories about himself (well, and Missy, who he met early in his career and was present for practically everything) but again, definitely a great read for any fan of his.