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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. Steve Knopper. · Rating details · ratings · reviews. For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age: : Steve Knopper: Books.

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

There will always be a music industry. His book, Appetite for Self-Destruction: Journalist Knopper MusicHound Swing!: I have two criticisms about the book – first, that Knopper spends an inordinate amount of time outlining individual record deals and behind the scenes personnel changes within the companies.

By ignoring online opportunities and clinging to its big-brother ways, labels find themselves lost in a new world. A fantastic account of the many ways the record industry fpr to accept the digital future of music.

Sites such as YouTube, Facebook and MySpace are important hubs for music promotion, while artists earn big licensing money through Guitar Hero and telephone ring tones. CDs allow them to resell the same stuff all over again just in a new format and because it is shiny, they set the prices sky high to recoop the retooling, suspiciously the prices never drop once the CD factories are xteve and further screw over the artists with new contracts.

Full of color and bombastic personality, as appropriate. I had some problems with cohesiveness.

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A quite nice discussion of the imploding record industry as opposed to the music industry. Likely music will survive but the record industry, with its unwillingness to accept a changing world, might not. Beyond the war on Napster and the RIAA lawsuits, Appetite for Self-Destruction looks at the industry’s resistance to the CD format, its over-reliance on a few key artists, and incestuous management structures and attendant power plays. The book tackles the period from the post-disco crash in the early ’80s through the summer of In a comprehensive, fast- 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.


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This book is part hard journalism; part celebrity gossip. By the time labels got around to authorizing the digital sale of content in — to Steve Jobs and iTunes — the deal turned out to be much more beneficial to Apple.

About a third of the way through his reading style changes to a lower, more listenable tone, but selff over-enunciation The digital file also includes, my storage and my rented xteve. They will indeed need to re-invent themselves to stay viable, but like so many companies and industries, maybe we would all be better off if they just self-destruct and get replaced by smaller, more adaptable, more interesting smaller organizations.

Napster was really not that stevd. I’d recommend it to those particularly interested in the subject who wouldn’t be put off by an almost complete focus on the music industry in knoppet USA. Must redeem within 90 days. I’m not a huge music consumer, but it doesn’t take a genius to to figure out something has gone terribly wrong in the music industry in the last 10 years.

There are some rays of hope though. So I have zero sympathy for big labels whose rice bowls have been broken by the rise of digital.

In short, these folks almost unanimously acted the opposite of those Level 5 traits above, coming off like greedy screaming tyrants sticking their heads in the sand to ignore a problem — and losing tons of money as a result. 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 did introduce me to the fascinating and elusive — no really, someone is babysitting that Wikipedia page and doing a fine job of it — Clive Calder.


He lives in Denver with his wife, Melissa, and daughter Rose. 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. Meanwhile, fans can buy destructino through e-stores or “share” their collections srlf torrent or file-swap sites.

Despite the new format’s pristine digital sound and convenient size, label chiefs were wary. When CDs were developed, record companies rolled in money because people were willing to pay to replace their existing collections with the new better-sounding alternative. How was it that an incredibly powerful industry went from raking in the dough to crashing and burning. How was it that an incredibly 4. Appetite for Self-Destruction eBook Fot Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” was first issued as a download, for which customers could pay what they saw fit.

The Secure Digital Music. That is where Appetite for Self-Destruction begins… Appetite for Self-Destruction is divided into time frames depicting how each era in the recording industry led up to or was effected by the digital wave and eminent crash of the industry as we knew it.

I learned a lot about the difference between the record industry and the music industry.