1.1 [as noun, usually as adjective] The world of composers and publishers of popular music, particularly with reference to the works of such composers as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers.
- Under the influence of Andrew Oldham, a Tin Pan Alley apprentice who was only 19 when he followed up a tip and went to see them at the Crawdaddy club in Richmond, they had begun writing their own songs.
- Among the important factors in the rise of Tin Pan Alley was the rapid growth of vaudeville.
- Be sure to bookmark this page and return in about 10 days to read about one of the other Tin Pan Alley publishers.
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