Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music

Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music

by David Suisman
     
 

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. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of America’s musical life.See more details below

Overview

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. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of America’s musical life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674033375
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of 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

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