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Appetite for Self-Destruction
You didn’t have to be a marketing genius in the s to Lazily written rock journalism masquerading as historical analysis. Knopper is inordinately preoccupied with giving name dropping character studies of record executive excess, and largely devoid of insight into how the industry got left so far behind.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Simon and SchusterJan 6, – Music – pages. For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world — and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees.
In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the ’80s and ’90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the s.
Now, because powerful people like Doug Morris and Tommy Mottola failed to recognize the incredible potential of file-sharing technology, the labels are in danger of becoming completely obsolete. Knopper, who has been writing about the industry for more than appegite years, has unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world’s highs and lows.
Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources — from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the ’80s and ’90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that steev to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, stdve 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.
With unforgettable portraits of the music world’s mighty and formerly mighty; detailed accounts of both brilliant and stupid ideas brought to fruition or left on the cutting-room floor; the dish on backroom schemes, negotiations, and brawls; and several previously unreported stories, Appetite for Self-Destruction is a riveting, informative, and highly sel read.
It offers a broad perspective on the current state of Big Music, how it got into these dire straits, and where it’s going from here — and a cautionary tale for the digital age.
Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
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