Music: Back, Ye Waves

The lordly boss of the A.F. of M., James Caesar Petrillo, last week revealed himself as nothing less than the Canute of canned music. He blandly commanded the whole ocean of the U.S. transcription industry* to dry up permanently. Said he: "I told the companies, 'We're not going to make transcriptions for you at all any more.' "

Contending that this was the first time in history that a union had attempted to abolish an industry, seven transcription companies SOS'd the Department of Labor. This week the case was certified to the War...

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