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1 Pre1950Tin Pan Alley publicizing techniques Publicized their music through live performances in theatres restaurants ect through the talents of songpluggers Song pluggers were pianists and singers who made their living demonstrating songs to promote sales of sheet music Most music stores had song pluggers on staff The commonly used form of a TPA song disseminated primarily in the form of sheet music Oral creationmusical notationengraved Berlins early songs showed uniformity following stepsstndstPiano introvampfirst versechorus1 endingchorus2 endingvampsecond versechorus 1 ndendingchorus2 ending2 Rock and Roll ca 19501959Cover songs original idea behind covers of rock and roll songs was to undo the popularity of the original songwriter Because Rock and Rolll could be seen as being against the mainstream the mainstream publicizing technique was to use their own artists and create covers of the original songs The new versions were more polished and innocent so they would appeal to the higher class creating a mainstream version of the songPayola Payola in the American music industry is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal days broadcastDisc jockeys A disc jockey also known as DJ is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience Originally disc referred to phonograph records not the later Compact Discs Today the term includes all forms of music playback no matter the mediumFats Domino developed a new style of rhythm and blues that had a more rock and roll sound Was a large influence on popular music styles in his time and his style was known has the domino soundBill Haley one of the first American rock and roll musicians He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill HaleyHis Comets and their hit song Rock Around the Clock Haley and his band were important in launching the music known as Rock and Roll to a wider mostly white audience after years of it being considered an underground genreAfter his record rose to number one Haley was quickly given the title Father of Rock and Roll by the media and by teenagers that had come to embrace the new style of musicBuddy Holly Charles Hardin Holley known professionally as Buddy Holly was an American singersongwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as the single most influential
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