Appetite for Self-Destruction by Steve Knopper – For the first time, Appetite for Self -Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age: : Steve Knopper: Books. Steve Knopper. · Rating details · ratings · reviews. For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and.
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CDs allow them to self-destrutcion the same Yes, at times this gets pretty heavy into how deals were made, but overall it is a pretty fascinating look at how the record industry has imploded over the last few decades. The slickest of the group, by far, was Pittman, son of a Mississippi Methodist minister.
Then everyone boycotted disco for no reason some believe because disco was fo Here is the history of the music business in brief: Jan 09, Sarah rated it really fod it Recommended to Sarah by: Jul 21, David rated it liked it. Why did my kids listen to my s music when they were teenagers?
But in self-destrcution, disco had rammed headlong into the wall of the brick house. News, author interviews, critics’ picks and more.
As always, record labels went where the sales were, and for much of the late s, that was disco. The melodies catch in your head in the perfect way. Therefore, they had lost most of their power to both consumers and people like Steve Jobs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s interesting reading this at the same time as business self-help book “Good to Great”, which posits that businesses need “Level 5” leadership to become uber profitable.
The book speaks in self-destrruction part to the business behind the music you listen to. When the record companies saw that happening, they put any old piece of garbage in that wrapper. I hope everyone from the author to the copyeditor has A quite nice discussion of the imploding record industry as opposed to the music industry.
Even so it’s worth sticking with, despite its dry, acedemic style it even has summary sections like any good text book as it’s a decent summary of the decline of the music business, even if the conclusions won’t come as a huge surprise to anyone in any way interested in popular music.
A nice survey of the music industry from the s til now. Amazon as usual has some nice comments from reviews at the time: The obvious example is the industry’s hostile reaction to the advent of digital music. Technology would have continued to evolve as we’ve seen and alternate means of music distribution developed, and the industry would have found itself exactly in the same position it is in today even if they had embraced, rather than sued, Napster.
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Simon and SchusterJan 6, – Music – pages. January 1, The book tackles the period from the post-disco crash in the early ’80s through the summer of The cake, according to Fredric Dannen’s book Hit Mentook two seats in a cross-country airplane and a freezer ambulance to get to Summer’s performance at the Penta discotheque in New York. Yes, downloading is one of the reasons, but as Knopper reports, if record companies had worked WITH Napster they could have had a working model for online sales before the majority of consumers even realized they could download material.
I ended up seeing a similarity between the exec’s of the music industry and the greed self-destrruction Wall Street. All I’m getting for 99 cents is a digital file, no CD, no case, no artwork. He’d begun his career as a fifteen-year-old DJ and worked up to program director for a planned cable-TV experiment called the Movie Channel.
For thirty-seven minutes, Sox fans, disco haters, and all-purpose rabble-rousers united in a massive jamboree of public destruction. Rather than takes a progressive approach, they wasted eight years fighting the digital revolution and in the process let both consumers and digital fro take control.
Like most, self-drstruction a bit dirtier and more dishonest than we think it should be. The Sox averaged sixteen thousand fans at their home games that year, and they expected a few thousand people more than usual because eslf-destruction Dahl’s stunt.
Hardcoverpages. You may recognize the name: Jan 04, Speeda rated it really liked it Shelves: None of the many TV newsclips of the scene captures Duncan, which is surprising, given that he stood 6’5″, wore a huge Afro, and was one of the slef-destruction black people on the field. Then they created the CD which you could not roll a joint on as well as you could with an LP. Braun had been on the phone with some artist managers, and by the time he straggled into the meeting, the Siemens guy was just about finished.
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The songs, the dancing, the roller-skating, the disco balls, the heavy makeup — it was all so massive, so goofy, and over the top. Seeing the details and history behind the indu Oh, the U.