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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Gigs: Jazz and the Cabaret Laws in New York City 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780415648004
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00

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Gigs provides a fascinating account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws. It provides a much-needed study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City. This second edition includes a new preface by Hamish Birchall and an introduction by the series editors, Guy Osborn and Steve Greenfield, as well as an afterword by the author, and it will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of social attitudes toward the popular arts and the use of constitutional litigation for social change.

Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Preface Hamish Birchall Series Editors
1. Prelude
2. The Musicians Union
3. The Music in the Clubs
4. Regulation as Denigration
5. The Campaign to Change the Law: Lost in the Labyrinth
6. The Campaign to Change the Law: Free Expression
7. The Process of Change
8. The Lives of Musicians
9. Conclusion: Politics, Law and Music