Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.
The Encyclopedia of Organ includes articles on the organ family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world.
This third volume of The Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments includes articles on the organ family of instruments. It features articles on famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction and maintenance of the instruments, and related terminology. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world. This is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments and will be indispensable to any person or institution interested in the organ.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
The Ninth Edition of the Music Business Handbook and Career Guide maintains the tradition of this classic text as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry and includes: • greater coverage of digital technology and its implications for the music industry, including digital downloads, changing production technologies, marketing via social networking, and new distribution channels • new business models and their implications, including the topics of internet outlets, the independent musician, the evolving role of producers, and satellite and internet radio • additional and updated information on careers, especially in context of a changing business environment The breadth of coverage that this book offers is unlike any resource available, which is why the Music Business Handbook is the best-selling text for any course dealing with the music industry.
The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
Provides a complete overview of the entire entertainment & media system. For example, business growth trends are provided in exacting detail, along with easy-to-use tables on all facets of entertainment & media in general: from the number of personnel working in each type of occupation, to the average price of cable TV service, to the outlook for manufactures of entertainment related products. The Entertainment & Media 400, a unique grouping of the biggest, most successful corporations in all segments of the American entertainment & media industry, is extensively cross referenced with indexes by geography, industry, sales, brand names, subsidiary names & many other topics. In addition to individual company profiles, an overview of new technology & new media is provided.