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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
American popular music and its business.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
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|ISBN:||0195040287 9780195040289 0195043103 9780195043105 0195043111 9780195043112|
|Description:||3 volumes ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Vol. 1. Prologue : Summer at Drake's bay, California, 1579 --
Part one : The beginning to 1603 --
Popular music in Henry's England --
Music in Elizabeth's England --
English musical theater --
The music of God's Englishmen --
The business of music publishing. The growth of the Stationers' Company ; Religious music printing ; The Byrd-Tallis and Morley monopolies --
The darling songs of the common people. The broad-side ballad business ; The first great ballad writers --
Part two : 1603 to 1710 --
From James to Anne --
The music of God's Englishmen. The advent and rise of the English hymn --
Britain's professional music makers. The first public concerts --
English musical theater. Popular music in the restoration theater ; The birth pangs of an English opera tradition ; Henry Purcell : Orpheus Britannicus ; The musical theater before Handel --
The business of music publishing. The golden age of balladry and the rise of the newspaper ; John Plyford, the first full-service music publisher ; Charles and the stationers ; The invention of sheet music and the fall of the house of Playford ; The new music business --
Music making in America --
The business of music publishing in the colonies --
Black music comes to English America --
Part three : 1710 to 1790 --
England, America, and the world --
The business of music publishing. Music publishing in England ; John Walsh and the dance-book business ; Handel and music publishers ; Opera financing in London 1720 to 1726 ; Handel and music for the Hanovers ; Resurrection of the old ballad business ; Handel's oratorio triumphs ; Copyright in the mid-century ; The oratorio triumphs ; Some mid-Gregorian music publishers and their songwriters ; Haydn and the music business ; The first Haydn concerts in London ; Haydn's last yeras ; Copyright later in the century ; The darling songs of the common people --
The days of Watts and the Wesleys. The Wesleys and their followers ; America's first great and general awakening. Vol. 1 (cont.). The business of music publishing. The Americans learn to sing ; The singing-school movement is born ; William Billings ; Andrew Law --
English musical theater. "It made rich gay and gay rich ...," ; The licensing act and popular music ; David Garrick and the Royal Playhouse composers ; Enter Samuel Arnold ; Charles Dibden, "Tyrtaeus of the British Navy," ; The new London songwriters --
America's musical theater. The Hallam companies of American comedians ; Musical theater during the Revolution ; The new musical theater ; Musical theater in federal Philadelphia ; Musical theater in federal Boston ; The circus and popular music ; The dawn of a new century --
The business of music publishing. American popular music : technology and copyright ; The state of the printers' art ; The Franklins ; John Peter Zenger, broadside ballads, and freedom of the press ; "Ingenious, public-spirited gentlemen, who have time to spare ...," ; The ballad writers go to war ; Thomas Paine, ballad writer ; "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne and other writer of popular music ; The printer-music publisher in federal America ; Ratifying the constitution with music ; Isaiah Thomas, full-service music publisher ; Noah Webster and American copyright --
Black music in America. Black secular music ; Black music and twentieth-century country music ; Black music and the music of a white God ; The Baptist invasion ; The new Wesleyan Methodism ; Richard Allen : Father of black hymnody. Vol. 2. Music publishing in the new republic 1790-1800. Philadelphia, New York, and Boston --
The business of popular music 1800-1860. Copyright ; Changing technology --
Sheet music publishing in pre-Civil War America. Philadelphia ; New York ; The nineteenth-century social and stage dance ; European music publishers in New York ; Boston ; The South ; Frontier and western music publishers ; The Board of Music Trade ; The other music-publishing business --
American musical theater 1800-1860. In search of a national popular music ; Yankee Doodle on the stage ; Early growth of the frontier theater ; The black American discovered ; The American stage black and his music ; The American circus : incubator of the minstrel show ; The arrival of the minstrel show --
The music of God's Americans 1800-1860. Worship under the open skies ; The shape-note business ; The first great urban evangelists ; The lunch-hour revival movement ; The American Sunday school movement ; Lowell Mason and popular religious music --
The music of black Americans 1800-1860. Popular music and black Americans ; The emergence of the black spiritual --
"The singin'est war" 1861-1865. Song publishing in the Confederacy ; Song publishing in the North ; Some Civil War songs and their writers --
The music of God's Americans 1865-1909. The singing evangelists ; The shape-note business --
Black music in America 1860-1909. The spirituals ; Minstrels and the millionaires of minstrelsy ; The first great black songwriters ; Cakewalks and coon songs ; Classic ragtime : its rise and fall --
The American musical theater 1865-1909. Popular music on the post-Civil War stage ; Vaudeville and popular music --
Popular music in the age of gigantism 1866-1909. Music publishing in the Midwest ; Copyright and the music business ; Changing technology and distribution ; Mr. Edison's wonderful talking machine ; The Board of Music Trade ; The Pianola and the Victrola ; The pursuit of copyright revision ; Tin Pan Alley. Vol. 3. Thomas Edison's wonderful Kinetoscope machine --
Big time, small time, and E.F. Albee --
The Victrola and the Pianola --
Inside the popular-music business --
Popular songs and the movie business --
The decline and fall of the house of Albee --
The mechanical music business --
A simple radio music box --
A glut of movie music --
The fall and rise of the record business --
Music in motion pictures --
Popular music and radio --
ASCAP versus the Broadcasters --
On the road to new technology and an expanded industry --
Mass enternainment and the music business --
ASCAP and BMI face the reality of television --
From monaural to stereophonic sound --
Growth to a four-billion-dollar business --
ASCAP versus BMI --
Payola problems and rate wars --
Copyright revision or not? --
The music-licensing wars --
Big money invades the music business --
FM and top 40 radio --
Continued fighting over licensing --
Industry associations play their part --
"The seven dirty words" case and MOR music --
Configurations, payola, and soul music --
A new copyright bill as last --
The U.S. supreme court and licensing --
The copyright royalty tribunal --
Other coyright problems --
Seesawing sales and new ideas in the record business --
Television music licensing --
Rates and piracy--unsolved problems --
Continuing difficulties for music publishers --
Tight control of a prosperous record business.
- Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
- Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
- Music trade -- United States -- History.
- Musique populaire -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
- Musique -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
- Musique -- Industrie -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
- Music trade.
- Popular music.
- United States.
- American popular music, to 1985