The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4033364
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
10-Feb-20 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Regarding Joe's question about whether stuff was written for kids:
Bearman points out that Sharp's publications (not school-aimed ones) were aimed at consumers who had pianos, which were relatively cheap at that time. So they were aimed at family audiences. He also says that Sharp and Marson had to underwrite the costs themselves and get pre-publication sponsorship so they were taking the risk personally. One feels Bearman admires the capitalist risk-taking involved.
Jack: as always yr post is interesting and thought provoking. Tks.