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date: 22 October 2020

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This chapterexamines the film soundtrack compilation from the 1960s to the present. It describes the music video compilation, the compilation by Tower Records, and the digital records of the 1990s, and suggests that the compilation soundtrack has been deeply and directly affected by a parallel evolution in the technology of recorded music. It shows that the compilation score since the 1960s has seen three separate incarnations and discusses how magnetic tape, videotape, and the iPod have affected the use of preexisting music in film.

Keywords: soundtrack compilation, music video compilation, Tower Records, recorded music, magnetic tape, videotape, iPod, music in film

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