How Music Works

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Byrne

Narrated By: Andrew Garman

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 2012

Duration: 13 hours 13 minutes


Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music-including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.


  • Shaun Carey

    A must have for any up and coming music performer! David's insight brings a sobering reality to the often glamorised music industry. David shares great examples of his own experiences with diffent record labels and offers great alternatives to the mainstream approach that will hopefully allow more of us a life in music. His unwritten Rule to collaboration is another great tip to live by for those making music in a group.

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