American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four by Russell Sanjek

By Russell Sanjek

Quantity concentrates solely on song job within the usa within the 19th century. one of the issues mentioned are how altering expertise affected the printing of song, the improvement of sheet tune publishing, the expansion of the yank musical theater, renowned non secular track, black tune (including spirituals and ragtime), song throughout the Civil battle, and at last "music within the period of monopoly," together with such matters as copyright, altering know-how and distribution, invention of the phonograph, copyright revision, and the institution of Tin Pan Alley.

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Firth & Hall turned over their first twelve manuscripts to George Endicott, too, for the artwork. The secret of Endicott's success, as indeed it had to be for all the major cover-illustration houses, was the talent of its artists and the growing facility of its low-paid young apprentices. In order to learn the trade, teen-agers usually signed up for a few dollars a week, until they reached twenty-one and freedom. The Art Students league and other places where an aspiring and talented youngster could find basic training were still in the future, so lithographic establishments served many later important artists as their prime source of training in draftsmanship, the foundation stone of representational art.

Prescott, Melville, Longfellow, and other Americans began to flood the British cheap-book market. This boom was partly depressed when many Americans, including publishers of popular music, discovered that temporary residence in Canada provided the same effect as a stay in England. By going across the northern border, where British copyright law prevailed until 1875, Americans in search of protection throughout the English-speaking world were able to foil London reprinters and music pirates. Having been stripped of most of its valuable copyrights through the loss of Boosey v.

Although dealing with printed music only, the decision also had a major effect on book publishing. Inexpensively priced reprints of Harriet Beecher Stowe, W. H. Prescott, Melville, Longfellow, and other Americans began to flood the British cheap-book market. This boom was partly depressed when many Americans, including publishers of popular music, discovered that temporary residence in Canada provided the same effect as a stay in England. By going across the northern border, where British copyright law prevailed until 1875, Americans in search of protection throughout the English-speaking world were able to foil London reprinters and music pirates.

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