Fall 2019

Movies and Music

 
Cover: Movies and Music
 
 

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Summary

Movies and music have come a long way thanks to technology, from watching movies on the big screen at a theater and listening to big vinyl records on a bulky record player to streaming hundreds of movies and music wirelessly with just a click of a button. In Movies and Music in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how technology has and continues to disrupt the movie and music industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Lexile® Measure: 910
  • Guided Reading Level: W

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Theaters and Record Shops
  • Movies Without Going to the Movies
  • The Battle for Music Fans
  • The Domination of Streaming
  • Timeline
  • Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews

School Library Journal - Disruptors in Tech

Gr 4-8–Covering the history of each invention’s predecessors, the various titles show how the hard work of innovative thinkers revolutionized people’s lives. 3D Printing details the introduction of 3-D printing, how costs have dropped, and opportunities for growth in both the public and private sectors. Readers might not be surprised at how streaming has impacted the music and movie industries, how e-commerce and e-learning have exploded, or how smartphones are considered the most popular advancement in technology, but they may be less familiar with the rise of cryptocurrency detailed in Blockchain. Educators will also appreciate Online News and its focus on biased vs. unbiased news sources. The text is fairly clinical but very well written and will provide excellent research fodder. VERDICT Focusing on tech that has shaken up the norm, this informative series will be essential for report writers. First purchases for school and public libraries.

Contributors

Author: Martin Gitlin

 

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