Harmonious Alliance: A History of the Performing Right Society
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:4/20/1989 - Oxford University Press, USA
By: Cyril Ehrlich
Representing writers and publishers of all styles of music, Britain's Performing Right Society, founded in 1914, has been at the cutting edge of cultural change: its mission of collecting performance fees required the creation of an elaborate administrative machinery and the assertion of previously overlooked legal rights. This book details this economic and social revolution in music performance--in theatres, restaurants, shops, cinemas, radio, and television--and discusses the internationalization of the music business from before World War II to the present.