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Workers’ Rights and Performing Rights: Cinema Music and Musicians Prior to Synchronized Sound

Annette Davison

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter explores the role of the trade union and the collecting agency in relation to music in cinemas though the “silent” period and on to the emergence of synchronized sound. A brief history ... More


Di Rusishe Progresiv Muzikal Yunyon No. 1 Fun Amerike: The First Klezmer Union in America

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter attempts to rescue an early American Jewish institution from historical oblivion—di rusishe progresiv muzikal yunyon no. 1 fun amerike (the Russian Progressive Musical Union No. 1 of ... More


The Politics of Labor: The Union(s), the Clubs and Theaters, and the Predicament of Black Musicians

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Among San Francisco's noisy political battles during the first half of the twentieth century, those involving labor were perhaps the most vicious—and certainly the most public. Like other union ... More


American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

John Spitzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today, but audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse ... More


American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More


Calling the Tune: The Los Angeles Federal Music Project

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the Los Angeles Federal Music Project (FMP), which partially solved the unemployment problem of musicians in Los Angeles during the Great Depression, first describing the ... More


Urban Magic: Jazz Communitarianism1

Jason C. Bivins

in Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The history of American religions is overrun with intentional communities and religious utopian experiments, many of which have a strongly pedagogical and/or social critical dimension. Jazz has ... More


Highbrow/Lowbrow in New York City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in the life of Kay Swift after she moved to New York City with her husband James Warburg. It explains that Swift re-enrolled in the Institute of Musical Art and ... More


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