Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story
(Chronicle Books). Written by author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records' contributions to music and how this music initiated cultural change. It begins in the late 1880s, when Columbia, under the leadership of Edward Easton, seized upon the phonographic inventions of Thomas Edison and others to offer the public the first commercial musical recordings.
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story
will be released on October 30th. The release will be celebrated with a launch event in New York City. There will also be a a retrospective exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
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