Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music

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From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman's "Selling Sounds" explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Around the turn of the twentieth century, music entrepreneurs laid the foundation for today's vast industry, with new products, technologies, and commercial strategies to incorporate music into the daily rhythm of modern life. Popular songs filled the air with a new kind of musical pleasure, phonographs brought opera into the ...

Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music 2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674064041

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Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674033375

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