9781628920437

How to Write About Music Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781628920437

  • ISBN10:

    1628920432

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-02-26
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross.

How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves.

Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

Author Biography

Marc Woodworth is a Lecturer in the English department at Skidmore College, USA, and Associate Editor of Salmagundi Magazine.

Ally Jane Grossan
is editor of the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Album Review
Chapter 2: The Concert Re-cap
Chapter 3: The Artist Interview
Chapter 4: The Artist Profile
Chapter 5: Track-by-track Analysis
Chapter 6: The Personal Essay
Chapter 7: Cultural Criticism
Chapter 8: Music Scenes
Chapter 9: Get Creative
Chapter 10: Analysis
Chapter 11: Liner Notes
Chapter 12: The Blog Piece
Bibliography
Appendix

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