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Professionalism and Commercialism

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

London, New York, Paris, and Vienna became important musical centers as a consequence of the social and economic conditions that gave rise to an active concert life in each of them. The 19th century ... More


Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The words “popular music revolution” may instantly bring to mind jazz of the 1920s or rock 'n' roll of the 1950s, but this book argues that the first popular music revolution occurred in the 19th ... More


Singing a Song: The Culture and Conventions of Popular Music in the 1920s

Katherine Spring

in Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199842216
eISBN:
9780199369584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842216.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 1 describes the culture and conventions of mainstream American popular music of the 1920s, a decade during which publishers along the Alley generated song hits through the distribution and ... More


Civil War Humor

Cameron C. Nickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737479
eISBN:
9781621032106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737479.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the various forms of comedic popular artifacts produced in America from 1861 to 1865, and looks at how wartime humor was created, disseminated, and received by both sides of the ... More


Plugging a Song: The Discrete Charm of the Popular Song, from Broadway to Hollywood

Katherine Spring

in Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199842216
eISBN:
9780199369584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842216.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 3 shows how Hollywood's earliest sound films adapted conventions of the musical stage in order to privilege the discrete presentation of songs over norms of narrative coherence. Through the ... More


Reading

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In seventeenth‐century England, masques inhabited two media, their dramatic occasions consistently delivered into a public culture of reading. This chapter details masques' material circulation in ... More


Music Publishing

Simon Wright

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Since its inception, OUP's music publishing enjoyed a certain autonomy, and for most of its existence operated from separate premises, first in Soho Square and later in Conduit Street. The department ... More


The Height of Its Popularity

Jim Tranquada and John King

in The Ukulele: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter details the emergence of the ʻukulele in radio. The speed with which the ʻukulele became a staple of radio entertainment helped complete its transformation from an exotic novelty to a ... More


The Great Depression and the Rise of the Radio Jingle

Timothy D. Taylor

in The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226791159
eISBN:
9780226791142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226791142.003.0054
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the onset of the Great Depression and the rise of the singing commercial or radio jingle. It begins by discussing the precursors of the radio jingle: street cries, sales ... More


The Jewish Population of Tennessee: Sheet Music and the Imprimatur of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the first way that the imprimatur of Broadway reached consumers was through the immense distribution of colorful and tuneful sheet music. Early music ... More


The Profoundly Troubling History of the Coon Song

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the origination of the coon song, a ragtime melody mixing jazz and march music and replete with degrading racial stereotypes. May Irwin was the most prominent white female coon ... More


The Modernisation of London Concert Life around 1900

Simon McVeigh and Cyril Ehrlich

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the modernisation of concert life in London and its rapid transformation around the turn of the century, resulting in a ‘crisis of overproduction’. Crucial to this ... More


In the Selznick Family Tradition

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins with David Selznick’s apprenticeship in silent cinema under his father, Lewis J. Selznick, in New York. As with other directors and producers who learned film in the silent era, ... More


Loony Tunes, Schmaltzy Melodies

Gary A. Rosen

in Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199733484
eISBN:
9780190259891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733484.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter uses the example of Tin Pan Alley to illustrate how the vicissitudes of the music business closely tracked the development of copyright law, sometimes following changes in the law, and ... More


The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

Bruce Bastin and Kip Lornell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032769
eISBN:
9781617032776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032769.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Joe Davis, the focus of this book, enjoyed a 50-year career in the music industry, which covered nearly every aspect of the business. He hustled sheet music in the 1920s; copyrighted compositions by ... More


The Mastodon of Musical Extravaganza: Song, Dance, and Scenic Effects

Jonas Westover

in The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190219239
eISBN:
9780190219260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter covers three areas largely ignored by scholars concerning revues: music, dance styles, and scenic effects. The role of the music coordinator and lead composer for each Passing Show (a ... More


The Lost Chords: The Early Barbershop Revival

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Between 1925 and 1935, three significant sheet music books for barbershop quartets were published to further aid in establishing and publicizing barbershop quartets and barbershop arrangements: ... More


Awakenings: Musical Experiences through the Early 1930s

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter explores Alec Wilder's musical experiences through the early 1930s. Wilder's decision to pursue a career in music came in 1925 or early 1926, following a passion that had ... More


Survival of Greek Folk Music in New York1

Sotirios (Sam) Chianis

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Long America’s premier port and urban center, New York City has always been a fulcrum of musical expression. In “Survival of Greek Folk Music in New York,” esteemed ethnomusicologist and musician ... More


Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collection brings together original work from sixteen scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, ... More


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