Discuss these questions with the members of your breakout room. Select one member of your breakout room to present your answer to the large room after we close the breakout rooms.

Room 1

What is the difference between the phonograph and the gramophone?

Room 2

What is Tin Pan Alley? How did the Great Migration lead to the rise of jazz and blues in the early 20th century?

Room 3

What is Top 40? How did postwar American youth culture lead to the emergence of rock 'n' roll?

Room 4

What is the difference between a recording company and a record label? Who are the Big Four, described in the textbook, and why is the textbook wrong?

Room 5

What is the difference between an album and a single? Why are those terms antiquated?

Room 6

Who are the producers, distributors, and exhibitors in the recording industry?

Room 7

What is the cost of a “first copy” of a music recording?

Room 8

How is recorded music “sold” today?