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Ebook Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time by Courtney E. Smith read! Book Title: Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.13 MB
v The author of the book: Courtney E. Smith
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: September 6th 2011
ISBN: 0547502230
ISBN 13: 9780547502236
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“Record Collecting for Girls is an invitation for all of you stereophiles (who happen to be female), to make your own top-five lists, and then, armed and ready with the book’s fun facts, to argue their merits to the ever-present boys’ club of music snobs in your life.” —Sarahbeth Purcell, author of Love Is the Drug and This Is Not a Love Song

You never leave home without your iPod. You’re always on the lookout for new bands, and you have strong opinions when it comes to music debates, like Beatles vs. Stones. For years, you’ve listened to guys talk about all things music, but the female perspective has been missing. Until now.

Drawing on her personal life as a music enthusiast, as well as her experience working at MTV and in radio, Courtney E. Smith explores what music can tell women about themselves—and the men in their lives. She takes on a range of topics, from the romantic soundtracks of Romeo and Juliet to the evolution of girl bands. She shares stories from her own life that shed light on the phenomenon of guilty pleasures and the incredible power of an Our Song. Along the way, she evaluates the essential role that music plays as we navigate life’s glorious victories and its soul-crushing defeats. Finally, here is a voice that speaks to women—because girls get their hearts broken and make mix tapes about it, too.

“Courtney Smith has smarts and sass in spades. Her insights are as hilarious as they are thoughtful, and when you finish reading this book, you’ll feel like you just got home from a perfect night out with your best friend. And you’ll want to listen to Prince. At full volume.” —Megan Jasper, Executive Vice President, Sub Pop Records


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Ebook Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time read Online! Courtney Smith has more than a decade of experience working in the music industry. She left MTV after spending 8 years as a music programmer and manager of label relations, where she was one of the executives who decided which videos went into rotation on all of MTV's 20 music platforms, including programming MTV2 Subterranean (the only nationally broadcast indie rock video show) and mtvU (a 24-hour college music channel) and created launch programs for emerging artists like mtvU's Woodie Awards. She has played an important role in deciding what music entered the pop cannon for the last decade.

Smith specialized in grooming upcoming bands and was an early champion of, and has worked closely with, Death Cab for Cutie, the Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Bat for Lashes, and more. She is credited with getting MTV to expose and add to their rotation more adventurous music from bands like No Age, Klaxons, Justice, and She & Him. In addition to programming MTV2 Subterranean, she was executive editor and author of the Subterranean blog for three years, from its inception.

The author has spoken as a music authority on panels at the New York CMJ festival, the by:Larm Music Festival in Norway, and on a Twilight Convention on a panel about the music of the Twilight saga (to keep it real).

RECORD COLLECTING FOR GIRLS is her first book.


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