Chapter 1: A Short History of the Music Business
Classical Music Composers
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Scott Joplin
- Music Box
- Player Piano
- Emile Berliner disk player from 1895
- Thomas Edison cylinder player c. 1899
- iHeart (formerly iHeart)
- Premiere Networks - a subsidiery of iHeartMedia, syndicating more than 90 radio programs to over 5,900 radio afilliates.
- College radio stations in the Midwest
- Record Store Day
- Sony Walkmanlegal
- Sony Discman
- Apple iPod
- Apple iPhone
- Philips and Sony history
- White-Smith Music Publishing v. Apollo Company, 209 U.S. 1 (1908). Ruling by the Supreme Court that publishers of piano rolls did not have to pay royalties to composers.
- Copyright Act of 1909, law enacted by Congress introducing a new mechanical license for piano rolls, and setting the length of time for a copyright to 28 years from the date of publication.
- Copyright Act of 1976
- Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. Non-commercial copying by consumers of recordings is not copyright infringement
- Telecommunications Act of 1996 - the first major overhaul of telecommuniations law in over 60 years, adding the Internet in broadcasting and spectrum allotment. Its provision for media cross-ownership caused a convergence of broadcasting and telecommunication markets.
- Digital Millenium Copyright Act (1998). Provides a "safe harbor" for Internet Service Providers and sites like YouTube to protect them from claims of copyright violation.