How Music Works - updated and revised version Print
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:08

David Byrne's book on the state of the music industry, "How Music Works", has been updated and amended considerably.

David on "How Music Works": "This book is essentially a book with one idea: that context shapes music. Music isn’t an autonomous thing; what we hear is shaped by many extra-musical factors. Some chapters are autobiographical and anecdotal—as I can use my recording and performing experience to talk about how those mediums have affected my own musical output. Other chapters delve into (amongst other things) the economics of the music business, the acoustics of venues, music education and the idea of support for the arts… and whether or not musical structures are hard-wired in us.

"How Music Works" (2013 edition) is available as paperback in the U.S. and U.K..