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Living in the (Publishing) House of Music: A Short History of Composer-Driven Independent Publishing and Distribution in the United States

Amy C. Beal

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From William Billings’s self-published scores in the 1770s to Carla Bley and Michael Mantler’s New Music Distribution Service (NMDS) in the 1970s and beyond, composer-driven publishing and ... More


Case Study: The Development of the Apple iPod

Kieran Kelly

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses a political economy approach to inspect the phenomenal success of the Apple iPod. It highlights how integration and competition are important to a product's success within a ... More


Copyright Royalties: New Music Distribution Service

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the New Music Distribution Service (NMDS), a nonprofit organization designed to provide a “desperately needed alternative to the music industry machine.” The NMDS constituted a ... More


Carla Bley

Amy C. Beal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Giving ... More


Rank Stranger

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the efforts of Don Pierce in maintaining Starday Records after its co-founder Harold W. Daily left. It notes that it was during Pierce’s tenure that Starday realized its ... More


Deadheads, Hip-Hop, and the Possibility of Compromise

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the reality of bootlegging in the aftermath of copyright reform in the 1970s, as pirates in the United States adapted to a newly hostile legal climate by developing new networks ... More


Recently Rediscovered Sources of Music of the Bach Family in the Breitkopf Archive

Christine Blanken

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats newly discovered Bach manuscripts found in the archive of the Leipzig firm Breitkopf & Härtel, which was the most influential music publisher in eighteenth century Europe. ... More


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