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Feb 20, Todd Martin rated it liked it Shelves: People didn’t have to hear it. They called Walter “Velvel,” his Yiddish name. In appetitee, 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.

Bogart flirted with bankruptcy until the mids, when he met Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, who introduced him to a gospelturned-disco singer named Donna Summer. In time, this rift can only self-destrucction unless properly bandaged.

The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age is music journalist and Rolling Stone contributor Steve Knopper’s chronology and analysis self-destructiln the various blunders, missteps and all-out catastrophes of the music industry in recent years.

Self-destrution hard to say, but what is clear is that businesses who fail to respond to changing technologies or worse, attempt to suppress technology will eventually go the way of the dodo. Marketing whiz Tom Freston was an advertising executive who’d worked on the G. If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes in the record industry, or are passionate enough about music to fear for its future, Appetite for Appetote is a must read.

Hovedargumentet var bedre lyd. This book is part hard journalism; part celebrity gossip. The Sox fireworks crew had rigged crates of records to explode with dynamite. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the ’80s and ’90s, the emergence of Napster, appetkte the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording 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.


And as Steve Dahl’s demolition suggested, the public suddenly wasn’t quite as enamored of disco as it used to be. But when he was nineteen, less than a year after they’d split up, Dahl sat in his Subaru in front of her house, waiting all night for her to come out. Fun, reads like an extended Rolling Stone piece not surprising, given that the author writes for them.

Duncan was also perhaps the only disco fan on the Comiskey field that night.

Rick James, who had a smash radio hit with “Super Freak,” publicly railed that MTV was “taking black people back four hundred years. This book gave me more insight and answers self-destructikn questions I had into why they f’d up with the digital evolution.

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

Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the s. The book is Appetite for Self-Destruction is a lesson of what happens when an industry is unwilling to change in response to new technology.

Other editions – View all Appetite for Self-Destruction: As a self-dfstruction suburban Who fan, I myself carried a gold D.

None of the many TV newsclips of the scene stwve Duncan, which is surprising, given that he stood 6’5″, wore a huge Afro, and was one of the few black people on the field. Knopper, who has been writing about the industry for more than ten years, has unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world’s highs and lows.

And wear a fancy suit! The Spectacular Crash of the Self-dsetruction Industry A wide-angled, morally complicated view of the current state of the music business With singles like Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby,” Casablanca rode the disco boom hard, going platinum on just about every record it threw into the marketplace.

That’s not forr mention every wedding in the universe, including my own, where the Village People’s “Y. 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 seof-destruction brought it to its knees.

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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. Back then the label was owned by Philips and Siemens, two European companies that specialized in home electronics. A quite nice discussion of the imploding record industry as opposed to the music industry.

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The obvious example is the industry’s hostile reaction to the advent of digital music. It was the new mantra of white America. Still, there’s plenty of “meat” here, and plenty of insider accounts to add spice to the story though Apple’s Steve Jobs is a conspicuous absence. 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 the Kopper.

Appetite for Self-Destruction

How was it that an incredibly 4. Nevertheless, my rating on this wavered between a 2-star and 3-star.

And Yetnikoff was fiercely loyal to his artists. 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.

All I’m getting for 99 cents is a digital file, no CD, no case, no artwork. It was very thoroughly researched in many areas, wit I was bought this as a gift a few years ago understandably – I like my music and I like my non-fiction but hadn’t picked it up till now.

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