February 16th, 2006

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Top Music Producers Share Secrets from the Studio in Producing Hit Records
The art of recording exposed in new book by David John Farinella

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Rolling Stones to Solomon Burke, Pink to George Strait, record producers have always played an integral role in the success of an artist.

Producing Hit Records: Secrets From The Studio (Schirmer Trade Books), gives you the scoop on how today's music gets made from the most successful producers in the field. In this fascinating account of how record producers shape the hits and the careers of major artists, author David John Farinella talks to the men and women who've launched a thousand careers and pushed their collaborators to multi-platinum success. The impressive list of producers includes such renowned names as Rick Rubin (Tom Petty, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Johnny Cash), Tony Brown (Reba McEntire, George Strait, Emmylou Harris), Walter Afanasieff (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Barbara Streisand), Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Sleater-Kinney, Low, Sparklehorse) and Howard Benson (P.O.D., Hoobastank, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance). Artists who offer their viewpoint as both producers and musicians include Joe Henry, Ben Harper, Rufus Wainwright, David Lowery and Linda Perry. The book brilliantly covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, providing useful studio information suitable for various aesthetic tastes and diverse production styles while exploring the unique chemistry between artist and producer. The book presents a treasure trove of sound practical tips for anyone wanting to produce.

David John Farinella has been writing about the music industry since 1990, which has allowed him to encounter some of today's best-known singers, songwriters and producers. His work has appeared in Billboard, Mix, Alternative Press, Performing Songwriter, the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone and many other well-known publications. He was also associate editor for The Encyclopedia of Record Producers.

For more information on the book and David John Farinella visit http://www.producinghitrecords.com/

Published by Schirmer Trade Books,

An imprint of The Music Sales Group ISBN 0.8256.7299.6 $17.95 Paperback April 2006

Website: http://www.producinghitrecords.com/