I nominate Audio Compography. It's inclusive of ANY means of sound
> Even more of a surprise was an item I saw a few days earlier in the May
> 1947 issue of The Record Changer I won in the Conference Silent Auction:
> "Michael H. Goldsen, of the Criterion Music Corp. (publishers of
> Delaunay's Hot Discography) write me that his concern takes a dim view
> of other publlshers who use the word 'discography.' 'Many thousands of
> dollars,' states Mr. Goldsen, "were spent in publicizing this name, and
> in keeping with its high standard of research is is unfairly claimed by
> any other users. Some of your advertisers are using the word
> 'DISCOGRAPHY' on record collection books. Our attorney is notifying
> these people that they are to stop using this title or they will be
> served with legal action.' There certainly is a lot of trouble in the
> world. The address of the Criterian Music Corp is: RKO Bldg, Radio
> City, N.Y. 20, N.Y."
> I think we can all guess how THIS turned out -- they had not trademarked
> the word -- but I would be interested to know exactly what did happen.
> What Record Changers I have are tucked away out of reach, and the other
> issue I got last week, October 1948, has my late friend Walter C. Allen
> discussing his progress on "a comprehensive biography and discography of
> the late King Oliver".
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]