Warner Music Group has launched Single Notes, a new short form e-book series that examines music and pop culture.
The first five Single Notes titles, released by WMG label Rhino, are on sale now priced from 99p and are available on the iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle store. An additional new e-book title will be released every week.
The launch titles cover music spanning from Chic to The Grateful Dead, and each Single Notes e-book includes newly designed cover art and features links to purchase music specific to artists or genres covered in the book.
The five launch titles are:
My Life In The Ghost of Planets: The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was by Binky Philips who recounts his days of raucous fun and furious heartbreak as the guitarist/songwriter for The Planets, the CBGB band (available for a limited time as a free download).
Every Day I Take A Wee: The Beastie Boys and the Untimely Death of Suburban Folklore by Spin senior editor Christopher R. Weingarten which details how discovering the Beastie Boys at age seven led to his lifelong fascination with the tales music fans pass along like a secret handshake.
Dark Stars and Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead by music writer and radio show host Gene Sculatti. He looks back on his time growing up, music-obsessed in the Bay Area and how his love of the Grateful Dead waned with the dawn of the punk era only to be rekindled later in life.
Careless Memories of Strange Behaviour: My Notorious Life as a Duran Duran Fan by Yahoo! Music managing editor Lyndsey Parker reveals how the Nagel girl’s beguiling smile on the Rio cover led to the scary extremes of her hardcore Duranmania.
We Won’t Settle For Less: Chic at the End of Disco by magazine contributor and author Michaelangelo Matos explores the immeasurable influence exerted by the unstoppable bass from Chic’s 1979 chart-topping single Good Times.
Future titles in the Single Notes series will focus on artists including Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen and Rick James.
Courtesy of Music Week