Tin Pan Alley
An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song
By (author) David A. Jasen
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Tin Pan Alley by David A. Jasen
Book DescriptionFor nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music to a mass audience from coast-to-coast involved the greatest entertainment media of the day, from minstrelsy to Broadway, to vaudeville, dance palaces, radio, and motion pictures. Successful songwriting became an art, with a host of men and women becoming famous by writing famous songs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415938778
(276mm x 219mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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