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America on record : a history of recorded sound

America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound provides a history of sound recording from the nineteenth to the twenty first century. This second edition, first published in 2006, updates the story, describing the digital revolution of sound recording with the rise of computers, Napster, DVD, MP3, and iPod.
Print Book, English, ©2005
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ©2005
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521835152, 9780521542814, 0521835151, 0521542812
The acoustic era. The inventors ; A phonograph in every home ; The international industry of recorded sound ; The music ; Recorded sound in the Jazz Age
The electrical era. The machines ; Competing technologies ; Empires of sound ; Swing and the mass audience ; High fidelity at last ; Rock'n'roll and the revolution in music ; The record ; The studio ; Perfecting studio recording ; The cassette culture
The digital era. The media conglomerates ; Into the digital era ; Consolidation and connectivity in the digital era