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International History of the Recording Industry : Literature & the Arts - Pekka Gronow

International History of the Recording Industry

Literature & the Arts

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780304705900
Number Of Pages: 416

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This book explores the fascinating world of the record business, its technology, the music and the musicians from Edison's phonograph to the compact disc. The great artists - Caruso, Toscanini, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and their successors - all achieved fame through the medium of records, and in turn have influenced the recording industry. But just as important are the record producers, those invisible figures who decide from behind the scenes how a record will sound. The history of recording is also the history of record companies: the book follows the vicissitudes of the multinational giants, without neglecting the small pioneering labels which have brought valuable new talents to the fore.

Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. viii
The Song of the Futurep. 1
The Gramophone Conquers the Worldp. 8
The Microphone and Gramophone Feverp. 36
Depression and Resurgencep. 57
From the Copyright Wars to the World Warp. 83
The Age of the LPp. 95
The Age of Growthp. 135
The Digital Erap. 187
A Hundred Years of Recorded Soundp. 213
Epilogue: Wanda Landowska and the Little White Dogp. 218
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780304705900
ISBN-10: 030470590X
Series: Literature & the Arts
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.39  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition