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THE MUSIC LIBRARY. Revised and expanded edition. Jonny Trunk. Fuel Publishing, London, 2016. Original edition published 2005 {Worldwide 120509}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 248 pp. with 625 col. ills. 26 x 26 cm. ISBN 9780993191138 In English.
Publisher's description: The first edition of The Music Library, published in 2005 and now out of print, brought together the designs of more than 325 record sleeves and relevant information about these rare and elusive albums. Quickly becoming known as the music library "bible," The Music Library represented a valuable reference and also sparked a resurgence of interest in the subject over the last ten years, with many new library labels and recordings coming to light. Library music -- also known as source or mood music -- was made for use in film, TV, advertising and radio. It was given to TV channels and producers who needed cheap, signature music for animations, advertisements and television programs. Never commercially available for sale to the public, this music was pressed from the 1950s onwards in limited quantities, and then sent directly for use in production houses and radio stations. These LPs were intended for purpose and function, not for pop charts, and as a result they look and sound like nothing else. Without the usual music industry constraints, the record sleeve designers had almost complete freedom of expression, with unprecedented results.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Graphic Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172760
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