Top Eight

Top Eight
Top Eight

Top Eight

How Myspace Changed Music
By Michael Tedder

SOCIAL SCIENCE

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $30.00 (US $30.00) (CA $40.00)

ISBN 9781641606585

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2023)

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Overview

<strong>Long before there was Twitter or Facebook, MySpace created an entirely new way to be a lonely, confused teenager—and music was the site’s beating heart.</strong><br /><br />With MySpace, you could finally find your people, your scene, and your home. With new and extensive interviews with scene pioneers and mainstays like Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Gape Saporta (Midtown/Cobra Starship), Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) and Max Bemis (Say Anything), Tedder has crafted a once-in-a-generation exploration of The Scene that is as forthright as it is tenderly nostalgic.<br /><br />Even beyond emo, Tedder#&39;s interviews with artists from Colbie Caillat to Lil Jon stand out in this epic journey through the 2000s and what they meant.<br /><br /><strong>MySpace offered excitement and freedom, but it wasn#&39;t long before shortsighted business decisions led the site to lose the social media battle to Facebook, and Tedder talked to the executives and employees who saw it happen. </strong><br /> 

Author Biography

<strong>Michael Tedder</strong> has written about music, film, the entertainment industry, television, health, and masculinity for <em>Esquire</em>, <em>Playboy</em>, <em>Money</em>, <em>The Street</em>, the <em>New Republic</em>, <em>Stereogum</em>, <em>Vulture</em>, <em>Variety</em>, the <em>Daily Beast</em>, <em>The Ringer</em>, the <em>Village Voice</em>, and <em>MEL</em>. He is the former managing editor of the music magazine <em>CMJ </em>and the pop culture magazine <em>Paper</em>, and was a founding editor of the critical discussion website The Talkhouse. He cofounded the New York–based music critic reading series and podcast <em>Words and Guitars</em>.