International History of the Recording Industry

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A&C Black, Jul 26, 1999 - Social Science - 416 pages
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This comprehensive guide to the history of recording industries combines the technical history of the recording process and the industry that gre up to support it, with the history of the musical, vocal, and spoken repertoire that developed in parallel with recording. Updated and revised from teh critically acclaimed Finnish edition, it is the only generic history of recording currently available in English and of immense value to all students of cultural history.

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Pekka Gronow is Head of the Record Library, Finnish Broadcasting Company and Curator of the Finnish National Sound Archive.

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