Dr. Mike Daley
Dr. Mike Daley holds a Ph.D. in music from York University and has taught undergraduate courses at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities, as well as acclaimed later-life courses at York, University of Toronto, Ryerson, George Brown, Learning Unlimited in Etobicoke and Later Life Learning in Mississauga.
Mike has published scholarly articles on American popular music in international journals and has been invited to speak at academic conferences from Normandy to Nashville. As a music producer at CBC Radio, Mike wrote scripts for Tom Allen, Eric Friesen and Shelley Solmes and programmed music for nationally broadcast radio shows.
Mike has also toured the U.S. and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey, the Travelers and others, and has appeared on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer.
Tin Pan Alley: the Art and Business of the Popular Song
In this talk, Dr. Mike Daley discusses the popular song factories known as Tin Pan Alley. Using music and visuals, Mike explains the ways that a scrappy group of upstart music publishers created the music business as we know it, and along the way also created some enduring songs.
This event is part of the Spring 2016 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2016 Event Series.