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Read:  Chapter 7  Recording and the Music Industry What you should know: 1. Contributions of Thomas Edison, 2. Differences between analog and digital recording 3. Recording formats and technology: cylinders, disks, high-fidelity, stereo 4. Impact of radio on music 5. Impact of Rock 'n' Roll on the music industry and culture 6. Impact of Rap and Hip-Hop on the music industry and culture 7. Controversies: effect of music censorship, piracy and downloading Top Story:  The Wizard and the Mortal: Two Sides of Genius What you should know: From "The Wizard and the Mortal" 1. Similarities between Tnomas Edison and Steve Jobs 2. Each man's contributions to entertainment-related technology 3. Differences in their approaches to their individual inventions/contributions From "He Pushed a Reluctant Industry.: 1. The way the music industry looked a ditigal music before iTunes and after iTunes 2. Steve Jobs' view of people on the Internet and their interest in music 3. Changes in music revenue from digital music since iTunes was started Watch This First:  Jump Starting Recording and the Music Industry What you should know: 1. The impact of recorded sound on culture a. 2. Contributions of Thomas Edison and Emile Berliner a. Thomas Edison: phonograph  a.i. Captured vibrations and recreated them to give us the ability to play  the vibrations back recreating the sound a.ii. First time ever sound could be reproduced b. Berliner: used a disc instead of a cylinder to recreate the sound  c. Changed the music business forever  3. Sound is created by vibrations a. 4. Early music industry published sheet music a. Bought the music sheets and played it yourself 
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b. Before recording people interacted to music differently  b.i. Played it themselves or listened to it live  5. Record moved people from being active players to passive listeners a. Listening to it individually  6. Tin Pan Alley and the commercial song-writing industry a. Tin Pan Alley: section of NYC where music publishers were located  b. Written for Broadway  c. Able to create a large number of popular songs  d. Because of recording people all around the country could take part in  music  7. RCA and the phonograph industry a. RCA: Radio Corporation of America bought the biggest maker of  phonographs (Victor Talking Machine) b. Turned into making radio sets  c. Recording industry would change  8. Changes in recording fidelity a. Media ecosystem  9. The rise of rock 'n' roll and Sun Records and Chess Records a. Rocket ‘88 b. Sun Records able to tap into the want for the blues music (young whites) c. Chess Records c.i. Came to represent the new age of music (baby boom young  people) d.
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