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Appetite for self-destruction : the spectacular crash of the record industry in the digital age

Author: Steve Knopper
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The music industry's mighty players have been asleep at the wheel since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the 1990s. A veteran industry reporter tells of the current state of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Knopper
ISBN: 1416552154 9781416552154
OCLC Number: 475718638
Description: 301 s.
Contents: 1983-1986 : "Jerry Shulman's Frisbee : how the compact disc saved the record business (for a while)". 1984-1999 : how big spenders got rich in the post-CD boom --
1998-2001 : "The teen-pop bubble : boy bands and Britney make the business bigger than ever--but not for long". 1998-2001 : a 19-year-old takes down the industry--with the help of tiny music, and a few questionable big music decisions --
2002-2003 : how Steve Jobs built the iPod, revived his company and took over the music business --
2003-2007 : "Beating up on peer-to-peer services like Kazaa and Grokster fails to save the industry : sales plunge and Tommy Mottola abandons ship". The future : how can the record labels return to the boom times? --
Hint : not by stonewalling new high-tech models and locking up the content.
Responsibility: Steve Knopper.
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