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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

Engaging and packed full of fun facts!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Dion Graham reads this perfectly, with just enough change in his voice to give character to the many personalities in the book.
I learned a lot about the pop songs that have shaped my generation and had fun doing it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful