International: Pump v. Well

Millions and millions of loudspeakers flood the U. S. with a mighty, surging bath of warm, sweet music. At the pump is Radio; the wellspring is Tin Pan Alley. Without the well, the pump is not much good. Both realize it but they do not love each other. Last week pump and well— the National Association of Broadcasters and the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers—came to grips.

Tin Pan Alley is sadly aware that Radio has virtually plugged up its oldtime outlets, sheet music and gramophone discs. The average music publisher...

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