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Books of The Times - ?Appetite for Self-Destruction,? by Steve Knopper - When Labels Fought the Digital, and the Digital Won - Review - NYTimes.com



Steve Knopper’s stark accounting of the mistakes major record labels have made in the digital era suggests they are largely responsible for their own demise.
Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper is a book that got some honest insights... What do you think about this book?

The music industry is toast, my friends. And congrats to Rolling Stone vet Steve Knopper, whose fantastic new book Appetite for Self-Destruction explains why.” - Village Voice


Q: Is there anything the major labels can do to save themselves?

A: For one, it'd be great if (the Recording Industry Association of America) stopped suing its fans (who illegally download music files) — that would rehab their image a bit. And labels should forget the notion that they're just there to sell CDs, but to sell singles and ringtones and anything else related to what fans of that artist want. So maybe they won't be high on the Billboard chart, but they won't go away. But, to an extent, any of this may be too little, too late. - S.Knopper


Books of The Times - ‘Appetite for Self-Destruction,’ by Steve Knopper - When Labels Fought the Digital, and the Digital Won - Review - NYTimes.com

Appetite For Self Destruction - 'Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age' by Steve Knopper - Los Angeles Times

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