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Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age (Hardback)
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Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 06/01/2009
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In an engaging, fast-paced, up-close-and-personal narrative, Appetite for

Self-Destruction recounts the music industry's wild 30-year ride through the digital age. Based on interviews with over 200 music industry sources-from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning-as well as assiduous research in legal documents, unpublished memoirs, Billboard reports, and so on, Steve Knopper, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, offers a contemporary history of big music that is more comprehensive and entertaining than any other book out there. From the birth of the compact disk, through the explosion of CD sales in the 80s and 90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to ITunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the board rooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781847375377
Number of pages: 336

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“Appetite for Self-Destruction”

its the kind of book that should be given to anyone joining the music industry as essential pre reading. Great insight into how the industry remains more concerned with protecting its traditional cash making model at... More

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