"Knopper, a" Rolling Stone" music business writer, thoughtfully reports on the record racket's slow, painful march into financial ruin and irrelevance, starting with the near-catastrophic sales slump that began in 1979 after the demise of disco. Though the labels persevered, they finally lost control of their product when they chose to ignore the possibilities of the Internet.... Knopper piles on examples of incompetence, making a convincing case that the industry's collapse is a drawn-out suicide." -- "Los Angeles Times"
About the Author
Steve Knopper is a writer and journalist who is currently Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone. He has also written for publications such as Wired, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago, New York, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Details, Spin and Continental and has written or edited four books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band and Moon Colorado. He lives in Denver, Colorado.