Tin Pan Alley

An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

By David A. Jasen

© 2012 – Routledge

492 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9781138870215
pub: 2015-06-29
US Dollars$49.95
Hardback: 9780415938778
pub: 2003-06-25
US Dollars$165.00

About the Book

For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music to a mass audience from coast-to-coast involved the greatest entertainment media of the day, from minstrelsy to Broadway, to vaudeville, dance palaces, radio, and motion pictures. Successful songwriting became an art, with a host of men and women becoming famous by writing famous songs.


"[A] fine compendium… Recommended for public and academic libraries." -- Bruce R. Schueneman, Texas A&E University, Library Journal (starred review)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Reference
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias