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Infographic Guide to Music

By Graham Betts

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

Fascinating, insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams will help you see music and the music industry in a whole new light.

Over 80 stunning, ingenious and absorbing music infographics!

Infographic Guide to Music presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every music genre, from pop, rock, indie, house, dance, electronic, rap, country and classical. Mixing musical stats with facts on all your favourite leading legends, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of the music business.

More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of the music world, boasting over 100 original artworks and illustrations and at-a-glance facts to amaze and astound readers.

Biographical Notes

Graham Betts, an architect by training, has been a music business executive for over three decades. A former PR head at CBS Records, he has also been the head of A&R at three different labels and curently heads up the department at Pickwick Records. Graham has contributed to numerous music magazines since the late 1970s and authored more than 20 books on sport and music. He compiled the data for a series of OCC-approved singles and albums charts books for Harper Collins and Virgin books and is currently finishing an exhaustive encyclopaedia of Tamla Motown Records.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844037674
  • Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
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  • Imprint: Cassell
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