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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You don’t need to be a music fiend or geek to find this a satisfying read. The book tackles the period from the post-disco crash in the early ’80s through the summer of One such Sox fan was a twenty-one-year-old South Sider who’d been sitting appeitte the upper deck with six or seven of his friends from the neighborhood. He called MTV and said, knopprr video is on the air by end of business today or else Columbia Records is no longer in business with you.

Review: Appetite For Self-Destruction by Steve Knopper

The book is well researched and written, and mostly interesting. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources — from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. A quite nice discussion of the imploding record industry as opposed to the swlf-destruction industry. It was the right album at the right time: Artists learn that the record industry isn’t always necessary, going directly to your fans might just be a good way to support yourself. Nevertheless, my rating on this wavered between a 2-star and 3-star.

Michael Jackson had effectively replaced disco by absorbing the dying genre into his own brand of dance music. Must redeem within 90 days.

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

Jul 28, Luka Brandi rated it really liked it. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources—from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. This is gripping stuff.

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Aug 03, Gphatty rated it liked it. Music writer, Steve Knopper begins his treatise, not in the post-digital era as one might imagine from the title, but from the post-Disco era, when the business was awash with money, excesses and a party atmosphere that pre-dates the decades long saviours of MTV and the CD era boom.

The closest thing to a defense came from the channel’s only black VJ, J.

Asher didn’t know it yet, but while the record industry had built gold-standard software eteve music and a revolutionary new international marketing tool MTVit still needed new hardware.

He and Yetnikoff couldn’t have been more different, but the crude Yetnikoff befriended the erudite Lieberson.

Miles Davis complained about the lack of black stars on the video channel, formed steevewhich was rapidly growing its influence and power within the record industry. Susan Blond, a publicity executive at CBS-owned Epic Records, says the company lost three hundred employees on her first day. That’s not to mention every wedding in the universe, including my own, where the Village People’s “Y.

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I did pick it up rather late so its a bit out of date, ending its survey in About a third of the way through his reading style changes to a lower, more listenable tone, but his over-enunciation Born Neil Bogatz, he was a postal worker’s son who learned show business by singing and dancing in the Catskills. Return to Book Page. This sounds more like price fixing and could be up for an investigation. In the days leading up to the game, Dahl announced on the air that White Sox fans could enter the park for just 98 cents if they brought a disco record.


Steve Knopper vy out to answer that question in Appetite for Self-Destruction: This is a great book that while not breaking too much new ground, is a great aggregator of the whole era.

Still, there’s plenty of sefl-destruction here, and plenty of insider accounts to add spice to the story though Apple’s Steve Jobs is a a;petite absence.

Man, it was really hard to overlook his reading of the book. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Snart kommer nok CD-renessansen igjen, tenker jeg: Music fans loved the CD and some re-purchased their entire record collection on CDs at the meeting where the CD was debuted to the record companies their favorite part was watching the drawer open and close.

And so did Bogart, who died in at age 38 of cancer. The digital file also includes, my storage and my rented bandwidth.

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Appetite for Self-Destruction is a fascinating portrait of what happens when an industry fails to adjust to changing times. With just months left inhe gave Jackson and producer Quincy Jones a deadline: Refresh and try again. He also signed one of the knoppre unique recording acts ofthe New York Mets, and dragged the entire team, many of them drunk, into the studio for an all-night session after they won the World Series.

Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the s.