Catalog

Many libraries have temporarily modified their hours and services at this time. Please contact your local library or check their website for details.

Record Details

Catalog Search



Sonic boom : the impossible rise of Warner Bros Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince / Peter Ames Carlin.

Carlin, Peter Ames, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 338.4 Car (Text to phone) 33180141800962 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"From journalist Peter Ames Carlin-the New York Times bestselling music biographer who chronicled the lives and careers of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys, and Paul Simon-Sonic Boom captures the rollicking story of the most successful record label in the history of rock and roll, Warner Bros Records, and the remarkable secret to its meteoric rise"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Warner Bros. Records > History.
Sound recording industry > History.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 1250301564
Sonic Boom : The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince
Sonic Boom : The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince
by Carlin, Peter Ames
Rate this title:
vote data
Click an element below to view details:

Summary

Sonic Boom : The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince


From journalist Peter Ames Carlin, Sonic Boom captures the rollicking story of the most successful record label in the history of popular music, Warner Bros. Records, and the remarkable secret to its meteoric rise. The roster of Warner Brothers Records and its subsidiary labels reads like the roster of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Prince, Van Halen, Madonna, Tom Petty, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, and dozens of others. But the most compelling figures in the Warner Bros. story are the sagacious Mo Ostin and the unlikely crew of hippies, eccentrics, and enlightened execs. Ostin and his staff transformed an out-of-touch company, revolutionized the industry, and, within just a few years, created the most successful record label in the history of the American music industry. How did they do it? One day in 1967, the newly tapped label president Mo Ostin called his team together to share his grand strategy: he told them to stop trying to make hit records/ "Let's just make good records and turn those into hits." With that, Ostin ushered in a counterintuitive model that matched the counterculture. His offbeat crew recruited outsider artists and gave them free rein, while rejecting out-of-date methods of advertising, promotion, and distribution. And even as they set new standards for in-house weirdness, the upstarts' experiments and innovations paid off, to the tune of hundreds of legendary hit albums. Warner Bros Records conquered the music business by focusing on the music rather than the business. Their story is as raucous as it is inspiring--pure entertainment that also maps a route to that holy grail: love and money. Includes black-and-white photographs

Additional Resources