Saturday, April 10, 2010

Steve Knopper Thinks The Recording Industry Is Dying

The Rolling Stone contributing editor and author of four previous books latest, "Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age" came out in hardback a year ago and he did a lot of media interviews at that time.

Now, it's in paperback and his last
CSPAN repeat of a talk originally made in his hometown of Denver airs today.

If you haven't yet read the book or heard him interviewed, here's a strong recommendation to watch as he discusses what he believes is the rapidly approaching death of the recording industry.

It's fascinating to hear him say that the radio business does a very good job of staying close to the tastes of music fans, while that's something that record labels have not done until very recently.

Thanks for noticing, Steve!

He chronicles the recording industry's mistakes, as the digital age advanced and the role federal courts have played in providing a lifeline to the industry through the steady stream of infringement lawsuits that are upheld.

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