Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig

Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig

From the creator of the sensation Postmodern Jukebox--with millions of fans globally--comes an inspirational memoir about discovering what you love and turning it into a creative movement. With student loan debt piling up and no lucrative gigs around the corner, Scott Bradlee found himself in a situation all too familiar to struggling musicians and creative professionals, From the creator of the sensation Postmodern Jukebox--with millions of fans globally--comes an inspirational memoir ab...

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Title:Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig
Author:Scott Bradlee
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig Reviews

  • Mimi
    Sep 07, 2018
    This was an incredible read. Not because of the writing (which was actually surprisingly good) but by how included I felt in the making of PMJ. I went down the Youtube rabbit hole deep with every story and it took me almost 3 weeks to finish the book. The stories are memorable, the tal...
  • Johanna Rothman
    Jun 18, 2018
    If you are a creative person, read this book. It has chapters about how to create an independent career, including managing perfectionism and how to find and nurture your audience. Terrific book. And, if you're a PMJ fan as I am, a fascinating look inside how they became a phenomen...
  • Danielle T
    Jan 31, 2019
    It occurs to me by now, I should have an "internet: the book" shelf. Primarily autobiography, with advice sprinkled throughout for aspiring artists/life lessons and general, Scott Bradlee describes how he went from fun, weird mashup projects to filming a viral video in his basement...
  • Diana
    May 30, 2018
    I think I should just start off with saying that Postmodern Jukebox is the only reason I listen to (and am even familiar with) some songs. As I said last Christmas when suggesting them "It's the songs you like, in the styles I love. Who doesn't win?" I have always joked that I was bo...
  • Monty Mitra
    Oct 24, 2018
    If you're a fan of the group, it's a quick and enjoyable read. But beyond that, it's really an interesting journey of how Scott built Postmodern Jukebox into what it's become, far beyond just a bunch of interesting songs and videos. I had no idea how far he'd taken it. As someone who r...
  • Cheryl
    Sep 21, 2018
    A friend told me about PostModern Jukebox a couple of years ago and I was blown away by this creative and very unique musical project. I am an amateur piano player/student and I love ragtime and jazz so Bradlee's style was particularly fascinating to me. I saw this book on the new book...
  • Kristine
    Jun 17, 2018
    Outside the Jukebox by Scott Bradlee is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. Bradlee initially gained fame on YouTube for posting mashups between modern pop and vintage music styles before touring globally with performance groups. His easy, chill narration covers storie...
  • Amber
    Aug 16, 2018
    While I was fairly certain I would enjoy this book when I ordered it, as I was already a fan of Mr. Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, I wasn?t expecting to be quite so taken with it. Mr. Bradlee?s amiable personality comes through with every anecdote, sharing the bad with the good...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 03, 2018
    This behind the scenes look at Postmodern Jukebox and its creator, Scott Bradlee offers the highlights (and lows) of Bradlee?s life and career in an easy-going, relaxed and often amusing memoir. Bradlee doesn?t delve deep into his private life or thoughts, but provides ample stor...
  • Cate
    Dec 11, 2018
    This book is phenomenal. As is the group and creator. I had only ever heard a few of their songs on YouTube, but decided to stream while reading. Scott Bradlee opened up a new venue. I've always liked when people do their own interpretation of songs. But this goes above and beyond in a...
  • Natalia Yaneva
    Sep 24, 2018
    Postmodern Jukebox ?? ????????????, ????? ????? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ?? ????? ???? ???? Bad Romance ??? ??? Shape of You, ?? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?? Careless Whisper ? Maps ??? ??? ?? ?? ???...
  • Cheryl
    Jun 11, 2018
    By all appearances, Scott Bradlee and his ensemble cast of sheer talent and unbridled energy, Postmodern Jukebox, were an overnight success; but the real story is far more revealing and entertaining. ?Outside the Jukebox? is an intimate and insightful look into the unexpected and o...
  • Jean
    Jan 27, 2019
    Great story about one of my favorite musical creations. ...
  • Cassidy
    Jun 16, 2018
    As a long time Postmodern Jukebox fan, I devoured this book. I loved hearing all the backstory of how one of my favorite artists--one I admire most for their creativity and uniqueness--came to be. Scott Bradlee is funny, honest, and self-deprecating throughout the book and downplays th...
  • Shah Rizal
    Jul 20, 2018
    I've been a fan of PMJ ever since I heard their cover of We Can't Stop 2 years ago and almost every other song they released since then has been a hit for me. This book tells the story of PMJ's creator, Scott Bradlee from his early years up to now. It is a heartwarming and inspiring ta...
  • Karen
    Jun 30, 2018
    As a fan of PMJ for a long time now, this book gives a lot of fascinating behind-the-scenes detail of their creation that I was fully unaware of. But you do not need to have ever even heard of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to appreciate his journey and hard-earned wisdom of how to...
  • Bret Legg
    Jul 24, 2018
    If you?re a fan of PMJ, you will enjoy this book. If you?re a creative of any sort, this book will inspire you to persevere and rethink possible approaches to your art. It?s a great pep talk to all who have a dream they?re pursuing. ...
  • Rachel
    Jul 01, 2018
    Scott has a knack for storytelling (in addition to his skills as a musician, arranger, producer, etc.) so naturally I found myself smiling throughout reading Outside the Jukebox, unable to put the book down. The stories are captivating, entertaining, and informative. While I have no am...
  • Hope Smash
    Jul 15, 2018
    This book is not the normal kind of book that I like to read. To be honest I only purchased the book because there was a sale on the PMJ discography and you got a discount if you bought the book too. But I was pleasently surprised upon reading it. It was fascinating reading the history...
  • Sebastian
    Oct 17, 2018
    Just great. Interesting, inspirational, humane, confident yet humble and even more. But be cautious you will get infected with just everything about music. This can prove time-consuming yet fulfilling. ...
  • Andy C
    Jul 16, 2018
    I've enjoyed PMJ's music ever since Scott did his Ragtime 80s medley. It was nice learning about his life before PMJ and his struggles with wanting to practice the piano. I had no idea he experienced such difficulty with student loans before rerouting his career via YouTube. He also di...
  • Will Clemmons
    Aug 20, 2018
    Really interesting and inspiring read ...
  • Amber
    Jan 07, 2019
    And with that, I've finished reading my first book of the new year, Outside the Jukebox. I laughed, I cried, and I learned a lot in the process. I didn't just learn about Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, though. The wisdom expressed in this book actually led me to an unexp...
  • Jo
    Aug 31, 2018
    #NetGalley #Music A nostalgic and powerful travel around the music. Scott has a special touch for the music. ...
  • Kevin Meachem
    Jul 19, 2018
    Extremely enjoyable if you are a fan of PMJ. Watching the videos he describes as I read added to my enjoyment. The book traces the origins and rise of PMJ and might provide some insight to marketing one?s art in a digital age. Not great literature, but a fun, quick summer book. ...
  • Jacqui
    Dec 17, 2018
    If you?re a creative person looking for inspiration or stuck in a rut, read this book. He doesn?t say anything creatives don?t already know (don?t be a perfectionist, trust your fellow collaborators, hire people to do the things you can?t) but the way he tells the tale of his...
  • Trevor Fox
    Jun 11, 2018
    This book is fabulous! I discovered Postmodern Jukebox a couple of years ago when my music teacher did a lesson based off of them. Afterwards, I went home and spent hours watching their videos and listening to their amazing music. As a jazz, rock, and pop piano player, it's great to se...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 11, 2018
    Fantastic, fun and filled with practical advice for living life; it is like have Scott in your living room telling you the tales of his musical adventures. A quick read with lots of inspirational one-liners this book is really for everyone. It makes you want to listen to all his music ...
  • Angeliris Zayas
    Jun 14, 2018
    I?ve seen PMJ live in Florida, France and Portugal, and when I thought I couldn?t get more inspired by this group, I got the chance to read this book! Beyond the amazing content in itself, it's like having a warm cup of coffee with Scott while he's sharing with you his long way to ...
  • Kindred St.Germain
    Jun 20, 2018
    As a Postmodern Jukebox megafan, I was ecstatic when I first heard Scott Bradlee decided to write a book. I got my copy as soon as possible, and quickly realized this read would be impossible to put down. ?Outside the Jukebox? translates every aspect of Bradlee?s genius from the ...