Timeline: 180 Years of the Music Industry’s Partnerships, Sales, and Sell-offs

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The era of wax cylinders and sheet music only seems to have been a simpler one. As you can see here, before it became the consolidated behemoth it is today, the music business was a tangled web of buying in and selling out.  

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*This article appears in the September 7, 2015 issue of New York Magazine.

180 Years of Music’s Sales and Sell-offs