Apr 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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HIS 3280 - The History of the American Recording Industry


[LGPP5] This course traces the history of the recording industry in America from its origins in the 1890s to the present. It explores the history of both minor and major labels that have produced music in such genres as classical, jazz, blues, gospel, country, rock and rap. It covers the internal politics of record labels, their competition with each other, and their relationship with various levels and branches of government. It also analyzes the evolution of how labels have manufactured, promoted and distributed their product. It further traces how labels have responded to changing technology and changes in the marketplace. Listening to, and analyzing, the music produced by a variety of labels is a major component of this course.

Prerequisites & Notes
The prerequisite is sophomore standing. There is a course fee. This course is offered every odd-numbered spring.

Credits: 3



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