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Selling Sounds : The Commercial Revolution in American Music / David Suisman.

Author/Creator:
Suisman, David, author., Author,
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (368 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Music trade -- United States.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of America's musical life.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Prologue
1 When Songs Became a Business
2 Making Hits
3 Music without Musicians
4 The Traffic in Voices
5 Musical Properties
6 Perfect Pitch
7 The Black Swan
8 The Musical Soundscape of Modernity
Epilogue
Abbreviations in Notes
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674054684
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674054684 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.