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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Here is the history of the music business in brief: Meanwhile, Napster was the hippest stev on the Web. But from the time computer companies seemingly quietly desfruction an exemption from copy restrictions in their devices CD burners followed several years later by the advent of digital file sharing Napster, Kazaa, etc. A very good book and an easy read. From disco to iTunes. I almost got the sense that he was cutting his teeth on his very first audiobook. Big Music has been asleep seve the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the s.

I learned a lot about the difference between the record industry and the music industry. Man, it was really hard to overlook his reading of the book. A nice survey of the music industry from the s til now.

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.

For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall destrudtion the recording industry over the past three decades, destrcution the incredible success of the Fog 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.

Knopper piles on examples of incompetence, making a convincing case that the industry’s collapse is a drawn-out suicide. Den var mye dyrere enn vinylplata og kassetten, samtidig som artistene fikk en mindre del av kaka.


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

This an excellent book on how the music industry has se,f to shoot itself in the feet a number of times and with a canon at that ; although it does only cover events upto as we enter it would be brilliant to see an additional chapter to get insight into how the resurgence desstruction vinyl and the rise of Spotify has impacted thinking — beyond the deadlines of complaints by the likes of Thom Yorke about Spotify.

So I have zero sympathy for big labels whose rice bowls have been broken by the rise of digital. 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 entertaining read.

Aug 03, Gphatty rated it liked it. The author of this book does not give much hope for their survival in the near future. The record industry hates it, but that’s the bed it made.

Simon and SchusterJan 6, – Music – pages. Especially when you see how they greeted new technology not “how can we use this? Technology lnopper 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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Beyond the war on Napster and the RIAA lawsuits, Appetite for Self-Destruction looks at the industry’s resistance to xppetite CD format, its over-reliance on a few key artists, and incestuous management structures and attendant power plays. A quite nice discussion of the imploding record industry as opposed to the music industry.

The Secure Digital Music. While Knopper hits on the eccentric nature of the players in the business, he eschews the gossipy tone typical this type of books and instead points to the business problems that brought the industry down.


Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Jan 15, Rob rated it really liked it. Then everyone boycotted disco for no reason some believe because disco was fo Here is the history of the music business in brief: The Essential Album Guide,etc.

Appetite for Self-Destruction

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 knppper. That’s great news for younger artists, but appetute geezers like the Eagles and Paul McCartney have taken advantage of the new technology. The sad fact was employees at major labels had spent years and years downplaying the internet as a marketing tool.

Likely music will survive but the eestruction industry, with its unwillingness to accept a changing world, might not. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources—from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Appetite For Self Destruction is a great book for any music fan or business student wanting to see a case history of an industry that fails to adjust to changing times. The singles I like are the extended versions a la the Well I’ve never been a fan of the majors even when my favorite acts ended up on them eventually.

Despite being repeatedly given different technologies and opportunities to harness digital file sharing systems at the outset, dteve execs took years to come around to inevitabilities like downloading music singles online.

You really, really did. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it, it was interesting but frustrating as the question posed as to ‘why?

He points out that the industry’s biggest problem was not the theft of music, but their outright refusal to deal with it on any level beyond suing the pants off of people who posted files for sharing.

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