Leisure Studies in a Global Era

Creativity in the Recording Studio

Alternative Takes

Authors: Thompson, Paul

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  • Examines the human, social, cultural and technical aspects of creation of popular music using a confluence approach to creativity
    Navigates major theoretical concepts of creativity and how they connect
    to the activities occurring outside and inside the recording studio
    Challenges the myths of creativity, combining a number of perspectives from sociology and psychology

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Paul Thompson offers an alternative take on the romanticized and mythologized process of record-making. Side A illustrates how creativity arises out of a system in action, and introduces the history, culture, traditions and institutions that contribute to the process of commercial record production.  Side B demonstrates this system in action during the central tasks of songwriting, performing, engineering and producing. Using examples from John Lennon, David Bowie, Tupac Shakur, Björk, Marta Salogni, Sylvia Massy and Rick Rubin, each chapter takes the reader inside a different part of the commercial record production process and uncovers the interactive and interrelated multitude of factors involved in each creative task.


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Paul Thompson is a professional recording engineer who has worked in the music industry for over 10 years. He is currently a Reader at Leeds Beckett University and his research is centred on record production, audio education, learning practices, creativity and cultural production in popular music.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01650-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01649-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity in the Recording Studio
Book Subtitle
Alternative Takes
Authors
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01650-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01650-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01649-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
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