In this masterfully researched book, outstanding scholars Brian Ward and Patrick Huber provide the first comprehensive account of the men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early U.S. recording industry. Resourceful, innovative, and at times brazenly unscrupulous, these executives scouted and signed many of the singers and musicians who came to define American roots music between the two world wars. By World War II, they had helped redefine American popular music and established the basic structures and practices of the modern recording industry. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating.
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