Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games & New Media, written by Ramsay Adams, David Hnatiuk and Mix's New York editor, David Weiss, explores sound design, and features project-form templates and interviews with leading industry figures, including Adam Schlesinger (singer/songwriter for Fountains of Wayne), Jason Bentley (music supervisor for The Matrix), Budd Carr (music supervisor for Oliver Stone's films), Chuck Doud (music supervisor for Sony's videogames division), Doug Wood (president of Omni Music) and many others. Schirmer Trade Books, $17.95.
Carl Fischer Music has released Playing With Drum Loops: How to Work With Drum Loops, Samples and Backing Tracks, which is not only geared for drummers, but also helps DJs and electronica creators add intricate layers to their sound and technique. Instruction is provided by Donny Greundler (Chris Murphy, Shuffle Kings, etc.), with additional examples and ideas provided on two accompanying CDs. $29.95, at www.carlfischer.com.