Tin Pan Alley
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Purported to be a reference to the constant sound of pianos as songwriters worked out their tunes.
- The district in New York City centered on 28th Street from the late 19th to the early 20th century, wherein thousands of popular songs were commercially written.
- The songwriting and publishing industry which was built around the songs produced in Tin Pan Alley; the style of popular music produced by this industry.
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