How the Record Industry Crashed

A new book by author Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone, Wired, Esquire) chronicles the record industry’s relentless rise to riches during the CD era to its dramatic demise in the post Napster digital age - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age.

There’s a review at the New York Times - When Labels Fought the Digital, and the Digital Won that begins - “You can’t roll a joint on an iPod,” the singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne told The New York Times Magazine early last year…

…No, but you can snort cocaine. No doubt the excesses of the music industry played some small part in its downfall and yes, the times they are a-changin’.

Regarding the Music Industry, I refer you to the Einstein quote in the post prior to this one.

(P.S.I like vinyl too Shelby!)