APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION BY STEVE KNOPPER PDF

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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. 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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Price may vary by retailer. His name was Steve Dahl, and he was a roundish Chicago rock disc jockey with huge glasses and a shaggy bowl cut.

As always, record labels went where the sales were, and for much of the late s, that was disco. I almost got the sense that he was cutting his teeth on his very first audiobook.

Appetite for Self-Destruction

All I’m getting for 99 cents is a digital file, no CD, no case, no artwork. Full of color and bombastic personality, as appropriate. We were investing money like crazy. 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.

Den var mye dyrere enn vinylplata og kassetten, samtidig som artistene fikk en mindre del av kaka. Anyway, disco’s grooves never really died, they just went underground, in the form of house music and other big-city warehouse happenings of the early ’80s. 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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The company’s executives were out of their minds. Soon, the boom made executives complacent when they should have been scouting for new talent. Lack received a visit one day from Elektra Records founder and Warner Music executive Jac Holzman, who showed up in his office with a stack of videotapes.

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.

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Jan 21, Brendan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Denne boka tar for seg platebransjens gullalder, som kan kokes ned til to bokstaver: So I went to Columbia Records. Bars that had gone disco immediately seemed to turn back into rock ‘n’ roll clubs. My take on this book: Bogart’s specialty was elaborate, shameless promotions — some worked and some imploded.

He’d begun his career as a bu DJ and worked up to program director for a planned cable-TV experiment called the Movie Channel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Key takeaway from the self-destrucyion 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.

From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the ’80s and ’90s, the emergence of Napster, and 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.

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He later broke into Hollywood and earned an Oscar nomination for his work as the hulking, doomed prisoner in Self-destructiom Green Milecostarring Tom Hanks. That’s what eventually turned me towards jazz Jan 06, Phil Wilkins rated it it was amazing. Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the s.

Jul 28, Luka Brandi rated it really liked it. More books from this author: In “Appetite”, Steve Knopper spells out the ways major r 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.

I’m not sure this information was key to the story, but more importantly to my enjoyment, I didn’t find it very interesting. 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 xteve, Appetite for Self-Destruction is a must read.

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.

Wearing a green army helmet the size of self-festruction fishbowl and a matching jacket with wide lapels, looking like a hippie Colonel Klink, Dahl arrived in center field in a military Jeep between the two games.

There are many great business lessons to be learned from this book. Appetite for Self-Destruction eBook Sadly, this is too b, too late.