Tin Pan Alley


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Tin Pan Alley

n.
1. A district associated with musicians, composers, and publishers of popular music.
2. The publishers and composers of popular music considered as a group.

[Probably from tin pan, tinny piano + alley (from the cheap pianos associated with music publishers' offices).]

Tin Pan Alley

n
1. (Pop Music) a district in a city concerned with the production of popular music, originally a small district in New York
2. (Pop Music) derogatory the strictly commercial side of show business and pop music

Tin′ Pan` Al′ley


n.
1. an urban district regarded as a center for the composition and publication of popular music.
2. the composers and publishers of popular music.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tin Pan Alley - a city district (originally in New York) where composers and publishers of popular music do business
business district, downtown - the central area or commercial center of a town or city; "the heart of Birmingham's downtown"
Translations

Tin Pan Alley

n (fam) → il mondo della musica
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The song won the UK International Song contest in 2014 and Michelle and Neil were featured on a Sky TV series in 2016, hosted by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, called Tin Pan Alley.
As the author of Reinventing Dixie notes, Tin Pan Alley songwriters regularly wrote songs of the South.
This was followed by the equally dramatic 'Polovstian Dances' by Borodin whose opening theme has been transformed by Tin Pan Alley into a haunting love song, 'Stranger in Paradise.
Talking Machine West: A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley's Western Recordings, 1902-1918 considers the real origins of the first western music fads in this country--the Tin Pan Alley musicians in the age prior to radio when cowboy and Indian songs were played in wind-up talking machine.
Talking Machine West: A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley's Western Recordings, 1902-1918 considers the real origins of the first western music fads in this country - the Tin Pan Alley musicians in the age prior to radio when cowboy and Indian songs were played in wind-up talking machine.
This volume catalogs 54 Tin Pan Alley songs about cowboys, cowgirls, and western Native Americans recorded and sold between 1902 and 1918.
Written by Tin Pan Alley songsters in the era before radio, the first popular cowboy and Indian songs circulated as piano sheet music and as cylinder and disc recordings played on wind-up talking machines.
Early examples of "coon songs," a Tin Pan Alley trade term for racist song-sheets, were in print by the 1880s, and the genre flourished throughout the 1890s and early 1900s (1) Most of these songs made cruel fun of stereotyped black people; their lyrics featured dialect English often incorporating references to chickens, watermelons, razors, theft, and laziness.
Located not far from the theater district, the area was once known as Tin Pan Alley, which helped inform the hotel's design by photographer and creative director Matthew Rolston.
Mike, whose talent show for songwriters, Tin Pan Alley, starts on Showbiz TV today, said: "The strain has been extraordinary for him.
The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song.
Take a people, Eastern European Jewry, that had always cherished literacy and give them a freedom they had never been granted before, and the result is a creative explosionDeath of a Salesman, The Adventures of Augie March, Portnoy's Complaint, The Catcher in the Rye (not to mention the Broadway musical, Tin Pan Alley, and Hollywood).