Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media (Film and Culture Series) (by Steve Wurtzler)


Author(s): Steve Wurtzler

Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2007-01-30
ISBN-10: 0231136765
ISBN-13: 9780231136761
Language: English
Description:
Electric Sounds brings to vivid life an era when
innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of
sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the
radio, the phonograph, and the cinema.
The 1920s and 1930s marked some of the most important
developments in the history of the American mass media: the film
industry's conversion to synchronous sound, the rise of radio
networks and advertising-supported broadcasting, the
establishment of a federal regulatory framework on which U.S.
communications policy continues to be based, the development of
several powerful media conglomerates, and the birth of a… more…

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