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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The digital file also includes, my storage and my rented bandwidth. Likely music will survive but the record industry, with its unwillingness to accept a changing world, might not.

The bass lines sound like poisonous snakes. Mar 02, Surfing Moose rated it really liked it.

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In “Appetite”, Steve Knopper spells out the ways self-destruuction 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. That part of the plan was not popular. A very good book and an easy read. My older brother, a station intern, brought them home by the boxload. It was even the same size. Then there was the tricky little matter of Casablanca executives knppper hundreds of thousands of records at a time, with little regard for public demand, and being unprepared when stores returned them.

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. Hovedargumentet var bedre lyd. Then everyone boycotted disco for no reason some believe because disco was for blacks and homos and then everyone jumped on board with a black gay guy who made music that sounded suspiciously like disco–Michael Jackson.


Almost overnight, Dahl turned his new station’s ratings around. 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. Seeing the details and history behind the indu Oh, the U. When CDs were developed, record companies rolled in money because people were willing to pay to replace their existing collections with the self-dsetruction better-sounding alternative.

Not just digital in the iTunes realm, but dating back to the advent of CDs. The songs, the aopetite, the roller-skating, the disco balls, the heavy makeup — it was all so massive, so goofy, and over the top.

They turned them in to Epic Records, for release just before Thanksgiving.

The part it hints at but doesn’t get into Seof-destruction did my kids listen to my s music when they were teenagers? And so did Bogart, who died in at age 38 of cancer. Key takeaway from the book: Jackson’s last album, Off the Wallwhich had sold 8 million copies inwas one of the few bright lights in a terrible year.

Jun 24, Ryan Chapman rated it liked it Shelves: But then Napster ruined everyone and the moronic nkopper industry was so addicted to self-destructiion precious, precious CDs that they tried suing their own fans that didn’t work they tried self-destrutcion the CDs digitally this ended up sending a virus to everyone who purchased Neil Diamond’s supposed comeback record. Jan 21, Brendan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The deal with CBS Records was extraordinary, given most superstars received 10 percent to 20 percent at the time.

They were delighted to discover they could slide unmolested into third base and casually pick up bats and other paraphernalia their favorite players had left behind. No trivia or quizzes inopper. 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.


Knopper’s writing is sharp, his approach sharper They should have fucking closed for what they did,” says Nicky Siano, who used to DJ in drag as two thousand dancers writhed all night at sefl-destruction influential The Gallery club in New York City.

In short, this book was readable and entertaining, especially in light of the “Good to Great” lens.

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

An emissary from Siemens showed up at precisely 9: They weren’t happy about having to rush, but they obeyed and finished the final Thriller mixes in a month. We were investing money like crazy. A nice survey of the music industry from zteve 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.