Music: Keyboards

To most U. S. piano makers, business in recent years has been just one long C# minor adagio lamentoso. Sales, which were level at 320,000 units a year in the decade before 1925, dwindled to 25,000 in 1932, a monetary drop from $204,000,000 to $18,000,000. Obvious reason: the radio. Then began a slow upturn. U. S. piano sales last year were 44,000; this year they may reach 60,000. And last week when 2,000 people gathered in Chicago for three conventions, the National Association of Music Merchants, the...

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