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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition
by Donald S. Passman

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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“The industry bible” (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music business—musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.<br /><br />For more than twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry’s major changes in response to today’s rapid technological advances and uncertain economy.<br /><br />Whether you are—or aspire to be—a performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool. He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.<br /><br />The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive—anyone who makes their living from music—can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, says, “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book.”<br />
Improve Your People Skills: The Social Skills Masterclass - Prove...
by John Matthews

Language

English

Pages

62

Publication Date

July 09, 2018

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<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><h2><strong>>> Buy the Paperback Version of this Book, and get the Kindle Book version for FREE <<</strong></h2><p><br /></p><h2>Discover How You Can Talk To Anyone With Ease, Develop Critical Social Skills, Build Effective Communication, Master Key Conversation Tactics, And Remove Social Anxiety From Your Life Once And For All</h2><p><br /></p><p>When it comes to social skills, there is nothing better than having a set of strategies that are proven to set you up for success. In fact, in this way, you are able to learn and discover a lot of interesting aspects about other people that you would not have the opportunity to know if you were too shy to approach them in the first place.</p><p><br /></p><h3><strong>Inside this book you will find nine different strategies that will help you:</strong></h3><ul><li><h3>Become a better social player</h3></li><li><h3>Make more friends</h3></li><li><h3>Get to know other people more deeply.</h3></li></ul><p><br /></p><h2>By following these nine techniques, you take the guesswork out of the equation, allowing yourself to enjoy the circumstances and the conversations you are into.</h2><p><br /></p><h2><strong>Heres What You Will Learn In This Book: </strong></h2><ul><li>How To Become An Excellent Conversationalist</li><li>Be Able To Build Successful And Meaningful Relationships With Others </li><li>How To Overcome Social Anxiety And Awkwardness</li><li>How To Approach People At Any Time and Strike A Conversation In Any Environment</li><li>Simple Strategies To Help You Communicate With Someone On A Personal Level</li><li>Network Effectively With Peers</li><li>Leave A Lasting First Impression On Others</li><li>And Much Much More....</li></ul><h2>Let's not wait any longer!</h2><h1><br /></h1><h1>Scroll Up and Click the <u><em><strong>Buy Now</strong></em></u> Button to get this book TODAY!</h1>
Tanya (The Trouble Sisters Saga Book 1)
by Taylor Lee

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 06, 2018

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She’s a brash deputy. He’s an undercover agent. When sparks start to fly, a murderer might be the death of them.<br /> <br />Deputy Sheriff Tanya Trouble can't help being pushy. In her dusty border town, being a polite cop could get her killed. When a fifteen-year-old girl is murdered, Tanya turns up the heat to track down the killer. She’s convinced one of the town’s white supremacists killed the girl, but when she starts lining up suspects she can't help but be sidetracked by a sexy new ranch hand.<br /> <br />Ryker Thompson is smart and more than a little cocky. The FBI agent figures that's why he's been sent undercover as an arrogant right-wing ranch hand to investigate a sophisticated human trafficking operation. But he never could've anticipated that a brash deputy sheriff would name him as the prime suspect in an ugly local murder. And he’s surprised by how arousing he finds her suspicion...<br /><br />When Tanya discovers Ryker’s true identity she immediately tries to think of him as off-limits, but Ryker gives as good as he gets and soon enough hot sparks are flying between them. After their cases collide, can Trouble and Thompson surrender to their attraction while putting a ruthless killer behind bars?<br /> <br />Tanya is the first standalone book in The Trouble Sisters steamy romantic suspense series. If you like smart characters, tough-talking cops, and scorching passion, then you'll love Taylor Lee’s sizzling thrill-ride.<br /><br />Buy Tanya to get hot under the collar today! <br /><br />Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic mystery thrillers? Sylvia Day’s and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael’s compelling characters? Grab TANYA and prepare to be addicted. <br /><br />
Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Te...
by Woodrow Hartzog

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

April 09, 2018

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Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies, and the Internet of Things are all built in ways that make it hard to guard personal information. And the law says this is okay because it is up to users to protect themselves—even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them.<br /><br />In <i>Privacy’s Blueprint,</i> Woodrow Hartzog pushes back against this state of affairs, arguing that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. Current legal doctrine treats technology as though it were value-neutral: only the user decides whether it functions for good or ill. But this is not so. As Hartzog explains, popular digital tools are designed to expose people and manipulate users into disclosing personal information.<br /><br />Against the often self-serving optimism of Silicon Valley and the inertia of tech evangelism, Hartzog contends that privacy gains will come from better rules for products, not users. The current model of regulating use fosters exploitation. <i>Privacy’s Blueprint</i> aims to correct this by developing the theoretical underpinnings of a new kind of privacy law responsive to the way people actually perceive and use digital technologies. The law can demand encryption. It can prohibit malicious interfaces that deceive users and leave them vulnerable. It can require safeguards against abuses of biometric surveillance. It can, in short, make the technology itself worthy of our trust.
Digital Media Law
by Ashley Packard

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

June 25, 2012

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Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of <i>Digital Media Law</i> presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. <ul> <li>Provides a solid foundation in media law</li> <li>Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape</li> <li>Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts</li> <li>Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law</li> <li>Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others</li> <li>An accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material. </li> </ul>
War On Drugs Box Set
by Shaun Attwood

Language

English

Pages

688

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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Three fast-paced true-crime stories packed into a blistering exposé of the War on Drugs.<br /><br />With 688 pages featuring deadly Colombian drug lords and the CIA, these three books have hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.<br /><br />PABLO ESCOBAR: BEYOND NARCOS<br /><br />The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.<br /><br />Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies – some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America’s insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.<br /><br />PABLO ESCOBAR: BEYOND NARCOS demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of Pablo’s story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking over it.<br /><br />THE CALI CARTEL: BEYOND NARCOS<br /><br />From the ashes of Pablo Escobar’s empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Their leader was Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela – known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning.<br /><br />Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle.<br /><br />AMERICAN MADE: WHO KILLED BARRY SEAL? PABLO ESCOBAR OR GEORGE HW BUSH<br /><br />Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise was afraid to tell.<br /><br />Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.<br /><br />AMERICAN MADE rips the roof off Bush and Clinton’s complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.<br /><br />“AMERICAN MADE really captures the big picture of my dad’s story” - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal’s son<br /><br />
Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Rout...
by Kathy Cruz

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 08, 2015

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<DIV>The brutal murders of young Devon and Damon Routier in the early morning hours of June 6, 1996, put their mother—Darlie Routier—at the heart of one of the most notorious murder cases in modern Texas history—despite her own throat having been slashed to within two millimeters of her carotid artery.<BR /><BR /> The actions of a small-town police department and those within Dallas County's ruthless justice system created a perfect storm that swept up the young mother and landed her on death row. There she has remained, in a nine-feet-by-six-feet cell, despite claims of her innocence by those who know her, findings about the alarming fallibility of bloodstain analysis, and her husband's admission that at the time of the murders he was soliciting help to stage a home burglary to commit insurance fraud.<BR /><BR /> In <I>Dateline Purgatory</I>, award-winning journalist Kathy Cruz enlists current-day legal experts to weigh in on the shocking transgressions that resulted in one of the country's most controversial death penalty convictions.<BR /> With the help of the infamous death row inmate and a former FBI Special Agent known as “Crimefighter,” Cruz would find that her journey through Purgatory was as much about herself as it was about the woman dubbed “Dallas’s Susan Smith.”<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
In Crime's Archive: The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence
by Katherine Biber

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

July 04, 2018

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<P></P><br /><P>This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these rules and procedures cannot govern or control this material after proceedings have ended. In its ‘afterlife’, criminal evidence continues to proliferate in cultural contexts. It might be photographic or video evidence, private diaries and correspondence, weapons, physical objects or forensic data, and it arouses the interest of journalists, scholars, curators, writers or artists. Building on a growing cultural interest in criminal archival materials, this book shows how in its afterlife, criminal evidence gives rise to new uses and interpretations, new concepts and questions, many of which are creative and transformative of crime and evidence, and some of which are transgressive, dangerous or insensitive. It takes the judicial principle of open justice – the assumption that justice must be seen to be done – and investigates instances in which we might see too much, too little or from a distorted angle. It centres upon a series of case studies, including those of Lindy Chamberlain and, more recently, Oscar Pistorius, in which criminal evidence has re-appeared outside of the criminal process. Traversing museums, libraries, galleries and other repositories, and drawing on extensive interviews with cultural practitioners and legal professionals, this book probes the legal, ethical, affective and aesthetic implications of the cultural afterlife of evidence.</P>
Un-Making a Murderer: The Framing of Steven Avery and Brendan Das...
by Shaun Attwood

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 22, 2017

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<b>"Finally, an amazingly honest book that details exactly how my brother was set up"<i> - Brad Dassey</i></b><br /><br />Innocent people do go to jail. Sometimes mistakes are made. But even more terrifying is when the authorities conspire to frame them. That's what happened to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of murder and are serving life sentences.<br /><br /><b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> is an explosive book which uncovers the illegal, devious and covert tactics used by Wisconsin officials, including: <br /><ul><li><b>Concealing Other Suspects</b></li><li><b>Paying Expert Witnesses to Lie</b></li><li><b>Planting Evidence</b></li><li><b>Jury Tampering</b></li></ul>The art of framing innocent people has been in practice for centuries and will continue until the perpetrators are held accountable; turning conventional assumptions and beliefs in the justice system upside down, <b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> takes you on that journey.<br /><br />The profits from this book are going to Steven and Brendan and to donate free books to schools and prisons. In the last two years, Shaun Attwood has donated 15,000 books.
Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Am...
by Anthony Lewis

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 03, 2008

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<div><b>From one of the most influential journalists of the last half century, an essential explanation and defense of a foundational American idea: free speech</b></div><div><br /></div><div><div>More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America's culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment.</div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>Freedom for the Thought That We Hate</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis describes how our free-speech rights were created in five distinct areas: political speech, artistic expression, libel, commercial speech, and unusual forms of expression such as T-shirts and campaign spending. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.</div></div>

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