Radio: ASCAP's First Blow

The airwaves gave off strange sounds last week. Ray Noble's magnificent band was reduced to rendering a super-syncopated version of De Camptown Races, followed by Liebestraum in rumba time. Kate Smith's big new number was There I Go, new some months ago. Lucky Strike's Your Hit Parade was a parade of the only "hits" it was allowed to play—the well-worn There I Go, So You're The One, Frenesi, seven others. These had been frantically cooked up in the past months by the big broadcasters' Broadcast Music, Inc. to broadcast after their contract with the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers...

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