The Birth of Pop

January 15th, 2010 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Blog

  • In the spirit of yet another season of American Idol….

    Want to know the secret to writing a hit song?

    Here’s some pre-American Idol advice from Tin Pan Alley great Harry Von Tilzer. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Von Tilzer helped shape the modern recording industry by mixing exquisite song craft with old-school business hustle.

    Check back with us to learn more about a new Idelsohn comp in the works that will showcase some of Von Tilzer’s tear-jerking pop genius. And for more on Von Tilzer and his Tin Pan Alley cohorts, check out this terrificĀ new book from David Suisman.

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