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Encyclopedia > Music business

The music industry is the industry that creates and performs music, both in the form of compositions and performances.


The music industry is made up of:

History

In the 19th century the music industry was dominated by sheet music publishers. The group of music publishers and songwriters which dominated popular music in the United States was known as Tin Pan Alley. In the early 20th century the phonograph industry grew greatly in importance, and the record industry eventually replaced the sheet music publishers as the industry's largest force.


The advent of file sharing technologies may change the balance between record companies, song writers, and performing artists.


Music industry organizations


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Music industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
In the 19th century the music industry was dominated by sheet music publishers.
In the United States, the music industry arose in tandem with the rise of flface minstrelsy.
The group of music publishers and songwriters which dominated popular music in the United States was known as Tin Pan Alley.
Music Business Major (439 words)
The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is interdisciplinary in nature, combining specialized studies in music and business with a core of general liberal arts and sciences.
All majors are enrolled in the Music Business Seminar their final four semesters, which gives them an opportunity to meet a wide variety of professionals who work in some area of the music industry.
Music Business majors have the option of attending the Contemporary Music Center on Martha's Vineyard for one semester in their Junior and Senior Year (subject to space availability).
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