Tin Pan AlleyTin Pan Alley
- Historical the district of Manhattan where many songwriters and publishers of popular music were once based
- the publishers, writers, and promoters of popular music, esp. those of the late 19th and early 20th cent.
Origin of Tin Pan Alleyfrom tin pan, slang for a tinny piano
Tin Pan Alley
- A district associated with musicians, composers, and publishers of popular music.
- The publishers and composers of popular music considered as a group.
Origin of Tin Pan AlleyProbably from tin pan tinny piano alley 1 ( from the cheap pianos associated with music publishers' offices )