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Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165876
eISBN:
9780199789689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter defines what makes up the media and entertainment industries in the economy, and how that has grown in size and importance over the past half century. It includes book publishing, ... More


The Phonograph and the Evolution of “Foreign” and “Ethnic” Records

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Cultural stereotypes in the United States constrained the involvement of immigrants with recorded music while simultaneously opening limited avenues of opportunity, especially for those from ... More


Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

William Howland Kenney

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Have records, compact discs, and other sound reproduction equipment merely provided American listeners with pleasant diversions, or have more important historical and cultural influences flowed ... More


A Renewed Flow of Memories: The Depression and the Struggle over “Hit Records”

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The economic depression of the 1930s decimated the recording industry in the United States: hard times so undermined the phonograph companies that many never recovered. Victor and Columbia survived ... More


Two “Circles of Resonance”: Audience Uses of Recorded Music

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Reimagining the historical influence of the phonograph and recorded music in American life this chapter begins with a reconsideration of Evan Eisenberg's description of domestic consumer phonograph ... More


Economics and the Invention of Hillbilly Records in the South

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the early history of the phonograph and recorded music, if not in the minds and performance practices of all vernacular musicians, blues and hillbilly music should receive separate consideration; ... More


Popular Recorded Music within the Context of National Life

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than we used to realize, the phonograph and recorded music served to stimulate collective memories among Americans of different social and ethnic backgrounds, who were, like the few large ... More


The Gendered Phonograph: Women and Recorded Sound, 1890–1930

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The public history of the early phonograph business echoes with the sounds of its male inventors, entrepreneurs, and recording artists. From the crusty phonograph patriarch, Thomas Edison himself, ... More


“His Master’s Voice”: The Victor Talking Machine Company and the Social Reconstruction of the Phonograph

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The history of the phonograph clearly demonstrates important ways in which economic and cultural forces have shaped technological inventions in the world. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the first ... More


The Commercial Huayno Business: Making Music and Producing Publics at Dolby JR

Joshua Tucker

in Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923956
eISBN:
9780226923970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses music recording and the marketing process that follows. It explores the sudden interest in Ayacuchano music, and the patterns of recording and distribution of Andean commercial ... More


Giddy-Up Go

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/9781604738308.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the successes experienced by Starday Records during the mid 1960s. Despite the tragedies that struck country music in 1964—the death of Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline, and Hawkshaw ... More


Digitization and the Quality of New Media Products: The Case of Music

Joel Waldfogel

in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206844
eISBN:
9780226206981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206981.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although recorded music revenue has collapsed since the explosion of file sharing, results elsewhere suggest that the quality of new music has not suffered. One possible explanation is that ... More


Understanding Performance Expression in Popular Music Recordings

Nicola Dibben

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the possibilities and limits of studying expressiveness in recorded popular music from an empirical perspective. Research into performance expression has tended to treat the ... More


Facing the Music: Recorded Sound

Calestous Juma

in Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467036
eISBN:
9780190627164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467036.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, Political Economy

In the early history of recorded music, concerns over fair compensation led to a long history of confrontation between industry and musicians. This chapter examines the case of the American ... More


Partial to Opera: Sounding Willa Cather’s Empty Rooms

John Plotz

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

According to Walter Pater the absorbing qualities of music’s formal perfection mean that ‘all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.’ In her remarkable not-quite-kunstlerroman, The ... More


Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

Robert Sacré (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816139
eISBN:
9781496816177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in 1934, a team of blues experts gathered five thousand miles from Dockery Farms at the University of Liege in Belgium to honor the life and music of the most ... More


The Month of June

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1952, Clifford Brown met someone with the unlikely name of Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron. Born in Cleveland in 1917, Dameron had written arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie's big band, and his major ... More


New York and Home

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Once Clifford Brown had begun his career in music recording, there would never be a time in his life when musicians did not press to perform with him. The plane had hardly touched the tarmac upon his ... More


Brown and Roach, Inc.

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144000
eISBN:
9780199849017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

The month of August 1954 brought about the flowering of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. With the personnel complete and Brown's new compositions in place, the time was ripe to record the new ... More


Making Sense of Recordings: How Cognitive Processing of Recorded Sound Works

Mads Walther-Hansen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197533901
eISBN:
9780197533949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533901.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The book shows how metaphors are closely connected to sonic experience and make sense within a larger historical context of technological developments and changing discourses of recorded sound. The ... More


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