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Book on cd and download economics
« on: January 15, 2011, 10:52:51 PM »
Here is a book I recently read which was very informative:
Appetite for self destruction ( the spectacular crash of the record industry in the digital age)
By Steve knopper.

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Re: Book on cd and download economics
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 09:17:54 AM »
Thanks jdh. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Here is the Amazon link:
www.amazon.com/Appetite-Self-Destruction-Spectacular-Industry-Digital/dp/1593762690/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1
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Re: Book on cd and download economics
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 03:11:25 PM »
Check out the chart on this page:

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-music-industry-sales-2011-2



It suggest that even allowing for inflation, the CD era was an unprecedented boom, and that even now we aren't really in a crash but a reversion to something more like the norm.
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Re: Book on cd and download economics
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 04:23:47 PM »
I'm in the middle of reading it now. Pretty interesting book. Goes through the whole history of the music industry and the people who made it big and where they screwed up. The premise isn't new, but it tells you a lot about the people involved and how they let their greed get the better of them.
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