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This review is from: Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age (Paperback)
If you ever felt sorry for the poor record companies being ripped of by CD copiers and illegal downloaders this book will show another side. The collapse of the record industry is well explained and the wheeling and dealing execs deserve in the main what they got from each other. A fast paced and fascinating story of corruption, back-stabbing, greed and price-fixing, it makes you realise you have been ripped off.
And if you thought payola and punitive artist contracts ended in the 60s think again. All that is bad in human nature shines through but at least the old economic model is over....or is it? A great book and essential read for music collectors and aspiring artists. Highly recommended.