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Music publisher
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1. Concept, technology and economics

The concept of music publishing is understood in essentially the same way in most European languages. Music publishing houses developed, in spite of specific problems of printing technology, alongside the book trade and the literary publishing business. Such a house is an enterprise devoted to the commercial reproduction and sale of musical texts: sheet music…

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Tischer, Matthias, “Music publisher”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024427>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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