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Sheet Music

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Sanjek

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Sheet music is a form of music publishing on a single sheet of paper or a small number of sheets, usually folded. Most popular sheet music contains one piece of music, but an edition containing up to three or four items may still...

Broadside

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Broadsides and Broadsheets The term ‘broadside’ originated in England, and referred to a single printed sheet often used for the dissemination of royal proclamations, edicts of the church and other official announcements...

Chapbook

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A precursor of the songster, the chapbook (the name is a corruption of ‘cheap book’) was a small publication, suitable for the pocket, often published and sold by ballad printers and broadside sellers. Made of twice-or thrice-folded sheets,...

Hymnals

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Although collections of hymns for use in religious rituals have a long history as a feature of different world religions (for example, Vedic hymns in Sanskrit), they are principally associated with Christian worship.Before the Protestant...

—Acuff-Rose Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1942 by country music star Roy Acuff (1903-92) and veteran songwriter-singer-publisher Fred Rose (1897-1954), Acuff-Rose became the first successful publishing company...

—Leo Feist Music Publishing Company

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Leo Feist (1869-1930) began his career as field manager for a corset company, but he always longed to be a songwriter and publisher. When he sold some of his own songwriting material to Stern and Marks, he attempted to form a partnership...

—T.B. Harms

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The preeminent publisher of production music for the Broadway musical theater, T.B. Harms was founded by Thomas B. Harms and his brother Alex T. in 1875. The firm fully emerged when arranger Max Dreyfus (1874-1964) joined in 1898. He soon...

Fake Book

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A fake book is a collection of musical scores, in loose-leaf or bound form, used by professional and amateur musicians in performance and also as a learning tool. The scores in a fake book are sketchy, typically conveying only the melody...

—Jerome M. Remick & Company

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In 1902, Jerome M. Remick (1869-1931) purchased the Detroit publisher Whitney, Warren Publishing Company. Soon thereafter, Remick bought out Louis Bernstein’s half of Shapiro, Bernstein & Company and moved to New York City. In 1904, he...

—Chappell and Company

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The music publisher Chappell and Company was founded in London in 1810 by Samuel Chappell, J.B. Cramer and F.T. Latour. The firm passed to Samuel’s son William in 1834 when Samuel, the last surviving of the three partners, died.During...