He Who Pays The Piper

Alyn Shipton traces the history of music publishing.

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Alyn Shipton traces the history of the music publishing industry, which began in 1480 when two Venetian merchants financed a venture to print a selection of liturgical music.

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He travels to Leipzig, which has been synonymous with publishing and the book trade since the 16th century.

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He examines how technological developments have driven the way music is commissioned for publication.