Record World magazine was one of the three main music industry trade publications in the United States, along with Billboard and Cash Box magazines. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Cash Box (or Cashbox) magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November It was founded in 1946 under the name Music Vendor, but since 1964 changed it to Record World, under the ownership of Sid Parnes and Bob Austin, both deceased. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. It ceased its publication in April 1982. April holidays and events National Poetry Month - in United States National Sexual Assault Awareness Month - in United Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Many music industry personalities, writers and critics began their careers there in the early 1970's to 1980's.
Record World was considered the hipper, faster-moving music industry publication, in contrast to the stodgier Billboard and the perenially-struggling Cash Box. The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big A weekly, like its competitors, it was housed in New York City at 1700 Broadway, at 53rd Street, just across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater, now home to the David Letterman Show. The City of New York Broadway, as the name implies is a wide avenue in New York City. The Ed Sullivan Theater, which is located at 1697-1699 Broadway between West 53rd and West 54th Streets in Manhattan, is a venerable radio and The David Letterman Show was a live morning NBC Talk show hosted by David Letterman every weekday from Rock bands frequented Record World's offices as part of their promotional tours, often leaving questionable promo items in their wake. The band Hot Rats, for instance, presented each writer with a freeze-dried and shrink-wrapped rat to remember them by. Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969
Record World's peak years coincided with the infamous Studio 54 era, when disco was in full swing. Studio 54 is a New York City Broadway theater and former Discothèque located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan. Recording artists tottered through on platform heels, bedecked in rhinestones, often seriously impaired by the then-popular recreational drug cocaine. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant Earnest young writers labored far into the night writing reviews of records, analyses of sales data and music-related current events. Staffers included Mike Sigman, editor-in-chief (who then went on to become publisher of the L.A. Weekly); Howie Levitt, managing editor (later of Billboard and BMI, the music royalty service); Pat Baird, who went on to key publicity positions at both RCA and BMI; (Mike Vallone, editor, charts and statistics; associate editor Allen Levy, who went to become a public relations person for United Artists Records, ASCAP and A&M, and who is now a professor of mass communication at Chapman University in Orange, California; art directors Michael Schanzer and later Stephen Kling and David Ray Skinner; and writers Vince Aletti (later of The New Yorker); Marc Kirkeby (he went on to CBS/Sony Records); Jeffrey Peisch (later of MTV and independent producing); Dave McGee (later of Rolling Stone); Laurie Lennard (later as a talent booker on The David Letterman Show, then wife of comedian Larry David, and producer of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth); among others. LA Weekly is a free weekly Tabloid -sized Newspaper (a so-called " Alternative weekly " in Los Angeles California United Artists Records was a Record label founded by Max E Youngstein of United Artists in 1958 initially to distribute Soundtracks The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its Vince Aletti (born 1945 is an American Music journalist and Photography critic. The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Laurie David (born March 22, 1958) is an American environmental activist. Lawrence Eugene "Larry" David (born July 2 1947 is an American Emmy -winning Actor, Writer, Comedian, producer Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former An Inconvenient Truth is an American Documentary film about Global warming, presented by former United States Vice President
Record World's collapse was the result of discord between the two owners, and a sudden downturn in record sales. Ironically, the introduction of the compact disc as replacement for the vinyl 33 rpm record may have been a contributing factor. A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio Disagreement over the future of the name of the magazine — with Record World becoming an obsolete moniker — may have presented an insurmountable obstacle to its continuation.