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Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money


Publisher:Da Capo Press



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2005 01 of Pages: 276 in Publisher: DaCapo Press the Playback is the first book to place the fascinating history of sound reproduction within its larger social. economic. and cultural context-and includes appearances by everyone from Thomas Edison to Enrico Caruso to Dick Clark to Grandmaster Flash to Napster CEO Shawn Fanning. In a narrative that begins with Edison's cylinder and ends with digital music. the ubiquitous iPod. and the file-sharing wars. this is a history we have all experienced in one way or another. From the Victrola. the 78. the 45. and the 33 13 to the 8-track. cassette. compact disc. DAT. and MP3. the story of Playback is also the story of music. and the music business in the twentieth century and beyond.

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