History of pop music ads


Over at Cuepoint, a fascinating study of vintage print ads for popular music like this one from the late 1960s, pitching far out avant-classical recordings by Terry Riley, Charles Ives, Edgar Varese, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Walter (now Wendy) Carlos.

"The Establishment's against adventure," read the by-then international record company's accompanying ad copy. "And the arousing experience that comes with today's music. So What? Let them slam doors. And keep it out of the concert halls."

"A History of Selling Out"