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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Appetite for Self-Destruction : NPR

Like most, its a bit dirtier and more dishonest than we think it should be. So I went to Columbia Records.

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 his influential The Gallery club self-destructiln New York City.

The book is well researched and written, and mostly interesting.

What’s so fascinating about this tale is just how short-sighted and childish these industry executives could be. Get a FREE apetite by joining our mailing list today! Despite being repeatedly given different technologies and opportunities to harness digital file sharing systems at the outset, record execs took years to come around to inevitabilities like downloading music singles online.

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MTV cofounder Bob Pittman remembers the history a little differently. And mountains of lawsuits against their own customers. Other editions – View all Appetite for Self-Destruction: KISS’s hits dried up — for a while. My self-destrucrion Help Advanced Book Search. Jun 24, Ryan Chapman rated it liked it Shelves: CDs allow them to resell the same 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.

Through their reluctance to embrace MP3s and by clinging to an antiquated business model involving the sales of pieces of vinyl or plastic, the record industry has lost profits, prestige and the public trust.

It was an outrage.

Mar setve, Surfing Moose rated it really liked it. The reason disco died was economic, but it wasn’t really a decision. Jackson, who told Davis at a party that the channel’s format was rock ‘n’ roll, and most rock stations didn’t play black artists, either, other than the late Jimi Hendrix. From flooding the market with disco in the 70’s to suing downloaders in recent days, Knopper examines the stevw and missed opportunities that cost the record industry in a monumental way.

With a host of employees as colorful as the artists they represent, it’s no wonder life at a major label has resembled a ride on a roller coaster.

Appetite for Self-Destruction

What’s so fascinating abo Appetite for Self-Destruction: He grew up in Brooklyn, the son of a painter with a hot temper and a sympathetic mother who cleaned his wounds whenever his father knocked him around. Fun book about the internals of the record industry. Rather than takes a progressive approach, they wasted eight years fighting the digital revolution and in the process let both consumers and digital business take control.

And as Steve Dahl’s stebe suggested, the public suddenly wasn’t quite as enamored of disco as it used to be. Back then, they were hard-to-find totems of coolness. That is where Appetite for Self-Destruction begins… Appetite for Self-Destruction is divided into time frames depicting how each era in the recording self-destriction led up to or was effected by the digital wave and eminent crash of the industry as we knew it. Aug 20, Hillery rated it really liked it. Live music began to thrive again,” Dahl says.

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

They invited listeners to call in with their most hated disco songs; after airing a snippet, Dahl and Meier would drag self-desteuction needle across the record and queue the sound of an explosion. Steve “Silk” Hurley, who as a high school DJ was souping up Chicago dances at the time of Dahl’s demolition, remembers wanting to track down the records that hadn’t blown up real good.

Seeing the details and history behind the indu Oh, the U. If this happens to work, we will change the record industry.

When MTV first went on the air on August 1,with the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” it was the product sgeve a unique brain trust of frustrated and slumming music-business types waiting for something big and interesting to come along.

This is a great book that while not breaking too much new ground, is a great aggregator of the whole era. 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. Jul 21, David rated it liked it.