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10 books about music

Pick up one of these featured titles on music in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on music. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Category: Theory

This book was published 14 years ago by Plume/Penguin and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

How Music Works by David Byrne

Category: Business

This book was published 4 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture by Rolling Stone LLC

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published 4 years ago by Abrams and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition by Donald S. Passman

Category: Business

This book was published 2 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.

1000 Record Covers (Bibliotheca Universalis)-- (Multilingual, French and German Edition) by Michael Ochs

Category: Music

This book was published 7 years ago by TASCHEN and takes approximately 19.2 hours to read.

Music: The Definitive Visual History (Dk Smithsonian) by DK

Category: History & Criticism

This book was published 6 years ago by DK and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Category: Performing Arts

This book was published last year by Chronicle Books and takes approximately 12.7 hours to read.

Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks by André Darlington

Category: History & Criticism

This book was published 3 years ago by Running Press Adult and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson

Category: History & Criticism

This book was published 5 years ago by Tundra Books and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.

Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation by Panos A. Panay

Category: Business

This book was published this year by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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