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  • Song Machine

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

Insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-15

The author did an amazing job of creating a timeline of music taste-makers over the past 2 decades. As a songwriter myself, it was inspiring to get a glimpse into the studio sessions of Max Martin, Ester Dean and Stargate, to name a few. I would recommend this book to anyone who aspires to be in the business of making music or anyone who is just curious about how one man, Max Martin, has continued to lead the industry in production and songwriting for TWO decades.

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