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  • Song Machine

  • Inside the Hit Factory
  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

Traveling from New York to Los Angeles, Stockholm to Korea, John Seabrook visits specialized teams composing songs in digital labs with novel techniques, and he traces the growth of these contagious hits from their origins in early '90s Sweden to their ubiquity on today's charts. Featuring the stories of artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Rihanna as well as expert songsmiths like Max Martin, Ester Dean, and Dr. Luke, The Song Machine will change the way you listen to music.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Want your music canned or in a box?

  • By tru britty on 10-08-15

Wow: All I've Wanted to Know

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Reviewed: 10-27-17

As an aspiring songwriter/producer I've always wanted to know the beginnings of a variety of careers of artists, songwriter and producers that I love. Seabrook goes deep and gives me all I think I need for a good couple of years. A great listen. This Dion guy reads really well and I like his animated style.

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