The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers. Take your music from passion to profession From promotion and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, Loren Weisman serves up lessons culled from his twenty years as a working musician and a music business consultant. Get straight-talk from the road and the studio in areas such as: Creating the best plan for their career Touring Booking gigs Performing Recording from pre- through post-production Branding a band Fundraising and working with investors Marketing and promotions 1. Language: English. Narrator: Loren Weisman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gren/000015/bk_gren_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Swimsuits, sun, surfing, and a sexy Samoan. I headed to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, to meet with cutting-edge swimsuit fashion designer Angel D´Amico, to serve as head model for the ´´Beauty Comes in All Sizes´´ swimsuit campaign. The designer wanted to show the world that beauty is not just a size two. My curves got me into this gig, and the moment I laid eyes on my modeling ´´partner´´ I´d never been happier with my buxom form. Tai Niko had everything the average man lacked. Height, broad shoulders, a nipped-in waist, square pecs, tree trunk thighs, and a look that rivaled The Rock. The part that made me drool and weakened my knees was the thick, intricate tribal tattoos running down the entire left side of his muscled frame from shoulder to ankle. The design was unlike anything I´d ever seen, and I couldn´t wait to trace the tips of my fingers over every inch. In the fifth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Oahu, Hawaii. Still on her mission to save her father, she embraces the model life to prove beauty really does come in all sizes. Each installment in the Calendar Girl serial will feature Mia´s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations. Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Summer Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007988/bk_brll_007988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Onion is proud to present The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden. In this scandalous memoir, America´s favorite politician discusses his early years, before he became ultimate wingman to the leader of the free world. For the first time ever ´´Diamond” Joe discusses the formative experiences of his life, including his childhood selling hooch in Scranton, his years cruising college campuses picking up co-eds in a Del Rio, the grade-A tang he plowed in the summer of ´87, and his ´´sweet ass gig´´ as Senator of Delaware. Speaking of his own work, Vice President Biden says, ´´Amigo, you´re just one click away from buying Uncle Joe´s tell-all autobiography. My sweetest guitar riffs, bustiest lays, wildest benders, and sexiest appropriation bills, it´s all in there. You´ll not only hear about me and my buddy Barack, but I guarantee you´ll pick up some tricks that´ll serve you well in the sack. Plus, I´m deep in the hole right now and really need the scratch.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011630/bk_adbl_011630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Going to New Orleans is the story of Lewis King, a jazz trumpet player who lands a gig in the Big Easy. King is a genius on cornet, but his private life is emotionally, morally, and financially bankrupt. He´s a heavy drinker and compulsive sexual manipulator, prone to paranoid fits of violent rage. His girlfriend, Ms Sugarlicq, can´t keep her pants on. But as equally deviant sexual predators and jealous hypocrites, they´re perfect for each other... Going to New Orleans is a fantastic and graphic first-person narrative that serves as a surreal-but-faithful guide to the music, food, history, and literature of New Orleans. A spiritual book, as well as a dirty one. Tom Snyder, The Georgia Straight, wrote: ´´If books had bloodlines, Going to New Orleans would be a cousin to both Michael Ondaatje´s Coming Through Slaughter and Tom Walmsley´s Doctor Tin, and a bastard grandchild of Georges Bataille´s The Story of the Eye. Like Slaughter, the protagonist is a horn player with a dark side, New Orleans in all its voodoo glory is a central character, and the language is evocative and spare. As with Tin and Eye, the all-pervasive sexuality is transgressive, perverse, algolagnic, and disturbingly captivating, like seeing a car wrecked after running the red-light district.´´ The subtitled, A Dirty Book, underplays the sex and violence, spontaneous, public, and often anonymous, that thoroughly permiates this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Puttonen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024532/bk_acx0_024532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Faking It never felt so good in this red-hot new stand-alone by New York Times best-selling author K. Bromberg - available in audio first! Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn´t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he´s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he´s impossibly hot - but he´s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I´m somehow offered the chance to play Zane´s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website - and the best part? He can´t say no because he´ll get caught in his lie, too. Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn´t the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance? Famous last words. Now I´m crisscrossing the country - and sharing that bed - with the one guy I can´t stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it´s like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion...and if I´m not careful, I might end up believing that fairy tales really do come true. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000258/or_orig_000258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week in the Laugh Factory, you´ll hear great sets from Maz Jobrani, Rich Vos, and Capone. Maz Jobrani says Asians are breaking stereotypes while Middle Easterners are doing just the opposite, and he explains why none of the neighborhood kids wanted to play hide and seek with Osama bin Laden. Then, Rich Vos tries to incite violence between Arabs and Jews in the audience and talks to Dom about what it´s like to compete for gigs with his wife (comedian Bonnie McFarlane). Finally, Capone takes the stage and says we´re at our most racist when behind the wheel - and it´s time to bring fun back. Maz Jobrani Born in Tehran, Iran, Maz Jobrani grew up in the Bay Area. He´s appeared in numerous movie and TV roles, but is best known for his role as Moly in Ice Cube´s Friday After Next. On TV, he currently plays Gourishankar ´´Gary´´ Subramaniam on ABC´s Knights of Prosperity. He´s a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Rich Vos Rich Vos´ ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television appearancess as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on The View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC´s Last Comic Standing (Seasons 1 and 3), was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He´s a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Capone Bronx native Capone currently serves as host for Amateur Night at the Apollo, Apollo on Tour, and Showtime at the Apollo. He´s also MC for the Wendy Williams Comedy Experience at The Laugh Factory and NY´s Comedy at the Movies. In addition, he has performed on Comedy Central TV´s Comic Grove and in many other venues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Vos, Maz Jobrani, Capone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/070501/pf_lafa_070501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.