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).]
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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
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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.]
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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"
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Translations

Tin Pan Alley

n (fam) → il mondo della musica
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Charles Hiroshi Garret contributes to our understanding of American identity in Struggling to Define a Nation, where he discusses the eclecticism and variability of American music through analyses of different genres, including Tin Pan Alley tunes.
Mike, whose talent show for songwriters, Tin Pan Alley, starts on Showbiz TV today, said: "The strain has been extraordinary for him.
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Calling them "idolescents," Variety reported the "emergence of the crooner-composer," noting their rise "marks a distinct difference from the old days of Tin Pan Alley when there was a definite separation between the songwriter and the singer." Variety quoted "a vet publishing man" who said, "the music-bent youngsters have an impulse to write as well as sing."
One number that the Tin Pan Alley veteran needed to write for the film was meant to accompany a particular dance.