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Download: How Digital Destroyed the Record Business

by Phil Hardy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780386140
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Phil Hardy is a noted music industry journalist.  He has written for Time Out, Variety and other publications and acted as a consultant on music business issues for bodies such as the Greater London Enterprise board and the World Bank.  He was the founding editor of Music and Copyright, offering news and analysis on the international music industry.

Hardy publishes and edits the online newsletter theviewfromtheboundary.  He has written or edited several books on music and film.  He is also the chief editor and contributing writer to The Aurum Film Encyclopedia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Beginnings vii

Chapter 1 The CD Boom 1

Chapter 2 Seeking To Monetize Intellectual Property: The First Rise And Fall Of EMI 10

Chapter 3 The Creation Of WMG 26

Chapter 4 Would You Like To Dance? EMI And WMG 43

Chapter 5 Bertelsmann Gets Itchy Feet 64

Chapter 6 Profit Warnings From EMI 76

Chapter 7 Mostly Digital 95

Chapter 8 A Revolution In Retailing 114

Chapter 9 Digital Problems Galore 130

Chapter 10 The Conglomerates Think Again About The Music Business 146

Chapter 11 The Rise And Fall Of Sony BMG 161

Chapter 12 WMG, The Bronfman Era 183

Chapter 13 EMI Finds Independence Lonely 204

Chapter 14 Transforming EMI: The Hands Era, Part One 217

Chapter 15 Battling Citigroup, The Hands Era, Part Two 243

Chapter 16 Hopes For The Future, Legislation And New Business Plans 262

Chapter 17 Rush To Market: The Sale Of WMG And EMI 290

Chapter 18 Battling The Regulators 316

Endings 344

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