The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

by John Seabrook


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The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticThere’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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393241921
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Seabrook has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993.
The author of several books including
Nobrow, he has taught narrative nonfiction writing at Princeton University.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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