Memoirs from Carly Simon and Elvis Costello hit shelves, along with a deep dive inside the pop-music factory.

1. The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook

The New Yorker writer explores how digital technology has changed music-making. W.W. Norton, Oct. 5

2. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

An "unconventional but indelible memoir" from the British rocker. Blue Rider Press, Oct. 13

3. Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill

This 1998 tribute gets a reissue for Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday. Little, Brown and Company, Oct. 20

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