Creating Desire on Tin Pan Alley

Goldmark, Daniel
June 2007
Musical Quarterly;Summer2007, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p197
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the evolution of sheet music in the late nineteenth century throughout the early twentieth century. It provides a brief overview of sheet music produced by Tin Pan Alley, as well as the analysis of the relation of sheet music covers with that of the song or the music featured. It also examines the use of sheet music and records as the delivery methods for music in those times, and its significance to the commercial approaches in the music industry, as well as to the demand for more music.


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