INDUSTRY: New Note in Music

The home tape recorder, up to now a gadget used chiefly by hobbyists and high-fidelity fans, is becoming a full-fledged challenger of the record business. RCA Victor has just put on sale its first reels of music on tape. The 17 tape recordings range from Brahms to Gershwin, play about as long as a 12-in. LP record, and sell for $11 to $15 (v. $4 to $6 for comparable disk records).

RCA is following the lead of Webster-Chicago and smaller companies, which have already brought out music on tape.

Capitol and Decca are also getting set to sell music on tape,...

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