“Pop Classics” and the 1941 ASCAP Boycott

“Pop Classics” and the 1941 ASCAP Boycott #33, June/July 2021 Credit: Magazine A Praça (Town Square) http://www.magazineapraca.com/ The story of how increasing song royalty rates resulted in a 1941 radio boycott of all music created by members of the Association of Songwriters, Composers and Publishers, and the way the boycott changed the music people heard on the…

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire #31, March/April 2021 Credit: Magazine A Praça (Town Square) http://www.magazineapraca.com/ Observing the 110th anniversary of the New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a story of one woman who perished that day, and how the deaths of 146 garment workers led to the institution of worker protections and strengthened fire safety laws.…