Welcome to Stories of Music

Welcome to the home of Stories of Music, a series of anthologies centered on the inspiring impact music has on people’s lives. Music is something we all have in common—it transcends religion, race, language, and even time. By bringing together distinct, yet relatable accounts from authors and artists from around the world, Stories of Music celebrates our universal connection to music and brings to light some of the most unexpected stories of music changing lives.

Follow the blog to get the latest news about the book series and other stories. You can learn more about Stories of Music: Volumes 1 and 2 below. Volume 2 will be released this fall.

The Award-Winning Stories of Music: Volume 1

Get your copy of Stories of Music: Volume 1 and discover the inspiring music experiences of more than 40 authors and artists from 11 countries.

Learn how rock and blues music helped to heal the war-torn country of Bosnia, about the tradition of candombe drumming in Uruguay, and the history of musicians who travelled on foot, from the balladeers of Victorian England and the Delta bluesmen of the early 20th century to present day musicians who participate in the Massachusetts Walking Tour. Along with these and other stories, this book will introduce you to fascinating people and perspectives; it will make you laugh, cry, and celebrate with the subjects of the stories; and, it will inspire the music lover in you.

10% of book proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations Hungry for Music and Music & Memory. Learn more about our giving efforts.

Stories of Music: Volume 1 is the winner of two 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, including Third Place Grand Prize for Nonfiction and another award for the Anthology category. The book is also a 2016 Colorado Book Award winner for the Anthology category.

 

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Stories of Music: Volume 2 – Coming Fall 2016!

Stories of Music: Volume 2 will present readers with a fresh, inspiring collection of works by authors and artists from around the world who share their accounts of music changing lives. As with Volume 1, 10% of proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations Hungry for Music and Music & Memory. Volume 2 will be released in the fall of 2016. More details will be coming soon!

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