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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Contents

The Microphone and Gramophone Fever
36
Depression and Resurgence
57
From the Copyright Wars to the World War
83
The Age of Growth
135
The Digital Era
187
A Hundred Years of Recorded Sound
213
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About the author (1999)

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

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