|Tin Pan Alley|
|1.||a district in a city concerned with the production of popular music, originally a small district in New York|
|2.||derogatory the strictly commercial side of show business and pop music|
A reference to the popular music industry in the United States; the term is not used as much today as it was a generation or two ago.
Note: Tin Pan Alley is often associated with songwriters who are more interested in making money off their songs than in producing high-quality music.