Tin Pan Alley?

Short Answer:
1.) Define Tin Pan Alley and discuss its importance. Name two Tin Pan Alley songwriters (250 words) (5 point scale)
2.) Name 3 big band artists. Define big band music. Explain its popularity (250 words) (5 point scale)
 Long-Answer:
3.) Create your own definition of what constitutes popular music and why. Support your argument with specific examples. How has this changed from when you first started the course? Is your definition applicable to each time period of popular music? How so? (500 words) (5 point scale)
4.) Describe issues of race and racism in the music industry. Provide specific examples. How have these issues changed over time (ex. 1960s R&B industry compared to the present R&B industry)? What issues have remained? Explain in detail. (500 words). (5 point scale)