Definition of Tin Pan Alley in English:

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Tin Pan Alley

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1The name given to a district in New York (28th Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway) where many songwriters, arrangers, and music publishers were formerly based.
1.1 [as noun, usually as modifier] The world of composers and publishers of popular music.
Example sentences
  • 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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