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  • Looking Inside

    by Beth Kery ...
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, The Affair and Make Me - Looking Inside is a sizzling standalone romance, perfect for fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas and J. Kenner.Are you just going to stand there and watch?Eleanor Briggs just can't help herself. Every night, the sight of the man in the high-rise across the street is driving her wild. She ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

    by Flea ...
    Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder**, alongside Anthony Kiedis,** of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Roadies

    The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

    by Stuart Coupe ...
    This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets.Roadies are the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running smoothly before, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Girlfriends

    A compelling story of friendship, love and second chances

    by Laura Carter ...
    Is their friendship holding them together – or holding them back?After years of putting work first, Andrea’s love life is a mess. She’s in a relationship that she knows is wrong yet can’t turn to her best friends. If she told Hannah and Rosalie her lover’s identity it would tear their friendship apart.But keeping secrets takes its toll, and between Hannah’s demanding family life and Rosalie’s ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Loud

    by Tana Douglas ...
    'Douglas's story is a rock history time capsule and a journey of self-discovery all at once.' ROLLING STONEWhat goes on tour stays on tour -- unless you're the the first woman roadie in the worldAt just fifteen, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she headed to the UK and later the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Moonwalk

    The only book Michael Jackson ever wrote about his lifeIt chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success. Giving unrivalled insight into the King of Pop's life, it details his songwriting process for hits like Beat It, Rock With You, Billie Jean, and We Are the World; describes how he developed his signature dance style, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll

    Collected Music Writings 2005-09

    Sometimes I play a game in my head: name the five best American rock bands of the ’60s. My list goes: The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Doors, and then I stall on the fifth. Creedence? The Band – although they’re mostly Canadian. Simon and Garfunkel? Jefferson Airplane? The Lovin’ Spoonful? But I plump for The Monkees.In The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, Robert Forster takes ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Decoded

    by Jay Z ...
    Updated with 3 new songs, this is the intimate, first-person chronicle of the life and work of Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter in Brooklyn's notorious Marcy Projects, now known to many as the greatest rapper alive.Told through lyrics, images and personal narrative, Decoded shares the story of Jay-Z's life through the 10 codes that define him, giving an unparalleled insight into his background, influences ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • AC/DC

    Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

    by Mick Wall ...
    Mick Wall penetrates the closed world of Aussie rock legends AC/DC.AC/DC moved to Britain from Sydney in 1975, and soon set up a residency at London's Marquee Club. Their short hair (including the odd mullet), loud rock and attitude chimed well with the lingering pub rock and soon-to-be punk crowd. They weren't really a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was the original bike-riding, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Sound Man

    A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . .

    by Glyn Johns ...
    **A ROCK AND ROLL MEMOIR FROM GLYN JOHNS, THE LEGENDARY PRODUCER FEATURED IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES The Beatles: Get Back“Few figures in rock history have a more impressive résumé than Glyn Johns...[Sound Man] is full of amazing anecdotes from his fifty-year career.”—Rolling Stone“A fantastic romp through the pages of rock and roll history.”—Sir Paul McCartney, the Beatles**In 2012, legendary ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Sophisto-punk: The Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock

    Mark Opitz and the inside story of making the great albums of Oz rock.I’d like to take this opportunity to say my career wouldn’t be anything without Mark Opitz, and I say that on behalf of many Australian musicians.-Jimmy BarnesFrom Cold Chisel to The Angels, from AC/DC to INXS to Australian Crawl, Mark Opitz has left an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene. The producer of such iconic ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Things I Carry Around

    The bestselling memoir from the ARIA Award-winning country music star

    A born storyteller, Troy Cassar-Daley has at last turned his talent to sharing his own inspiring life.‘Troy’s achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.’ Joy McKeanFor the first time, Troy talks about his early life - how his parent’s divorce changed things for him, about missing his Dad and growing up in Grafton surrounded by the warmth and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Perfecting Sound Forever

    The Story Of Recorded Music

    by Greg Milner ...
    From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. Perfecting Sound Forever tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our favourite songs, from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector. Exploring the balance that recordings strike between ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Six Steps to Songwriting Success, Revised Edition

    The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

    by Jason Blume ...
    What’s the secret to writing a hit song? It’s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Success presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD $9.89 AUD

  • Pop Babylon

    How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big and another disappear off the pages of the magazines altogether? Why do girls cost more than boys? And who should you sleep with to get to number one?Packed with scandal and intrigue, Pop Babylon takes you to the dark heart of one of the world's most wicked and secretive industries. It's a world where money talks, bullshit walks ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dusty

    An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend

    Known the world over for her unique musical style, distinctive look and a voice that propelled her into the charts time and time again, Dusty Springfield was undoubtedly one of the biggest and brightest musical stars of the twentieth century. Never one to be shy of the spotlight, Dusty broke the mould as the first female entertainer to publicly admit she was bisexual, and was famously deported ... Read more

    $9.45 AUD

  • Writing Better Lyrics

    by Pat Pattison ...
    The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics. Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • The Thunder Girls

    by Melanie Blake ...
    Music brought them together.Chrissie, Roxanne, Carly and Anita are best friends. They are also an eighties pop sensation outselling and out-classing their competition. Until it all comes to an abrupt end and three of their careers are over, and so is their friendship.Betrayal tore them apart.In their three decades apart, life was far from the dream they were living as members of The Thunder Girls. ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Music Theory - Ukulele Chord Theory - Circle of Fifths

    Learn Piano With Rosa

    by Rosa Suen ...
    series Learn Piano With Rosa
    The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool that incorporates many elements of music theory into a visual format. Just as a color wheel shows how colors blend together in harmony, the Circle of 5ths shows how the 12 unique tones work harmoniously in music.In this Music Theory book - Circle of 5ths, I show you 17 aspects of how to understand the Circle of 5ths and their applications to ukulele ... Read more

    $1.34 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Song Machine

    How to Make a Hit

    by John Seabrook ...
    How do you make a song into a global smash hit that is guaranteed to make millions?Read The Song Machine and find out!From Tin Pan Alley and Motown to Rihanna and Taylor Swift, manufactured music has existed since the record industry began.But who are the hit-manufacturers that can create a tune that is so catchy, so wildly addictive, that it sticks in the ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Song Remains the Same

    800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

    An illuminating history of the song for every kind of music loverOften today, the word ‘song’ is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony: apparently, they’re all songs.But they’re not. From Sia to Springsteen, Archie Roach to Amy Winehouse, a song is a specific musical form. It’s not so much that they all have verses and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Murphy's Laws of Songwriting (Revised 2013)

    by Ralph Murphy ...
    About the BookAchieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Never more so however than in the 21st century. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become "their song” requires more than ... Read more

    $22.66 AUD

  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business

    Eighth Edition

    All You Need To Know About The Music Business - The new edition of 'the industry bible' (Los Angeles Times) by Donald S. PassmanNo one understands the music business and the changes it has undergone in recent years better than LA lawyer Donald Passman. For 20 years his book has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Light That Never Goes Out

    The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

    by Tony Fletcher ...
    To this day, they were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Critics and sales figures told a similar story. Yet for all their brilliance and adoration – their famously energetic live shows routinely interrupted by stage invasions – The Smiths were continually plagued by their reticence to play the game, and by the time of 1987’s Strangeways Here We Come, they had split.Tony Fletcher’s ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD