Democracy of Sound

Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century
Author(s): 
Petrzela, Natalia Mehlman
ISBN: 
9780190675110
Date published: 
May 2017
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

Democracy of Sound tells the story of the pirates, radicals, jazzbos, Deadheads, and DJs who challenged the record industry for control of recorded sound throughout the twentieth century. A political and cultural history, it shows how the primacy of "intellectual property" gradually eclipsed an American political tradition that was suspicious of monopolies and favored free competition.