Tin Pan Alley
- a district of New York, where there are many songwriters, publishers of popular music, etc.
- any similar urban area
- the publishers, writers, and promoters of popular music
See Tin Pan Alley in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A district associated with musicians, composers, and publishers of popular music.
- The publishers and composers of popular music considered as a group.
Origin: Probably from tin pan, tinny piano
Origin: + alley1 (from the cheap pianos associated with music publishers' offices)
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