Tin Pan Alley History In the following article, a brief account of the history of Tin Pan Alley has

be en provided. The long lost Tin pan alley, which is the birth place of modern mus ic industry has been brought to life and melody in the following paragraphs. Ads by Google Aneka Alat Musik Terlengkap jenis, merek, harga di Situs jual/beli terbesar Indo nesia www.Tokobagus.com/alat-musik Imagine several pianos playing different music pieces at the same time. Would so und weird right? Well, to be honest, it sounds like several tin utensils banging against each other, in a completely, unmelodious manner. This is exactly how th e tin pan alley got its name. After the civil war ended, in the 1860s people beg an to play pianos, grand and upright were becoming quite common. At the same tim e, classical, jazz, blues and folk music was slowly blooming in several regions throughout the United States. The Americans in those days did love music so much so that people began to demand more and more sheet music from publication compa nies. The rising pub and tavern culture in several port cities further increased the need for good music and also for good sheet music. There were several publi cation companies and musicians who capitalized on this movement. If you take a w alk down West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in New York then yes si r, here is where you would have found the tin pan alley, an area full of music s hops, musicians and musical instruments. Early Years The early years of the tin pan alley are centered around the publishing houses o f New York which were situated in Manhattan and regularly published sheet music. Now the 1860s to the early 1920s was a time when fantastic music was booming ac ross the United States and the time is considered to be a revolutionary time in the Jazz, Celtic, Blues, Country and Cajun music history. The publication houses of New York that published sheet music, capitalized well on the growth of the i ncreasing popularity of music. Whenever a tune, song or melody would go famous i n music abodes, such as Chicago, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Boston, the publish ers would purchase the rights from a smaller music publisher and would mass prod uce lyrics and sheet music. This mass produced sheet music was then sold off eit her in New York or other parts of the country. Later Years In the history of tin pan alley the business of publication became more and more commercial in the years following the 1890s when the player piano and better, c heaper upright pianos were introduced. Some popular compositions that were made specifically by tin pan alley publishers, include, 'After the ball' by Charles K . Harris in 1892. 'The little lost child' by Marks & Stern in 1894, and 'On the banks of the wabash, far away' by Paul Dresser in 1897. The sales of sheet music and music related books was further boosted by the Vaudeville and Broadway boom s in the early 1900s. With the fast rising popularity of such musical pieces, th e modern music industry began to take form. Publishers began sponsoring musician s to write music and almost all publication houses is the tin pan alley began to have a regular piano player, giving the place its name. With the rise in popula rity of the music, the demand for musical instruments began to grow, which gave way to several music shops in the alley. Organization of concerts and shows by the publishers and instrument manufacturer s was also seen quite commonly in this time period. On June 11, 1895 Music Publi shers Association of the United States was formed by the publishers in tin pan a lley to lobby for the Treloar Copyright Bill which increased the number of years that were applicable for the copyright. This time period of peace and prosperit y was followed by the World War 1 and the Great Depression. Following these two disasters, the focus of sheet music shifted to the gramophone and eventually the radio.

Though the tin pan alley history extends to only about half a century, it is oft en credited to be the birthplace of American music industry. The publishers and songwriters of the tin pan alley had effectively started an entire new line of b usiness. That was some food for thought, until we meet again. By Scholasticus K Published: 2/11/2011 Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tin-pan-alley-history.html

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