Where Have All the Good Times Gone?: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry by Louis Barfe

Where Have All the Good Times Gone?: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry by Louis Barfe

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This work charts the meteoric rise and slow decline of the popular recording industry. It covers from the birth of EMI and CBS in the 1930s to the all time high record sales of the 1960s, and the crisis of the 1990s caused by the rise of Napster.

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Why does the Parlophone label have a pound sign as its logo? Why did Decca turn down the Beatles? Why is the record industry in such a terrible state these days? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this authoritative history of the record industry. Based on extensive archive and library research as well as a host of interviews with the people who made it all happen, this book takes in everything from Edison's first experiments with tin-foil to the panic brought on by downloading, via mergers, demergers, visionaries, crooks, fads, crazes, movements and Frampton Comes Alive. Along the way it describes what the industry got right (usually by accident) and what it got catastrophically wrong.

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SKU GOR002093012
Title Where Have All the Good Times Gone?: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry
Author By (author) Louis Barfe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 395
ISBN 10 1843540657
ISBN 13 9781843540656
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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Why does the Parlophone label have a pound sign as its logo? Why did Decca turn down the Beatles? Why is the record industry in such a terrible state these days? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this authoritative history of the record industry. Based on extensive archive and library research as well as a host of interviews with the people who made it all happen, this book takes in everything from Edison's first experiments with tin-foil to the panic brought on by downloading, via mergers, demergers, visionaries, crooks, fads, crazes, movements and Frampton Comes Alive. Along the way it describes what the industry got right (usually by accident) and what it got catastrophically wrong.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002093012
Title Where Have All the Good Times Gone?: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry
Author By (author) Louis Barfe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 395
ISBN 10 1843540657
ISBN 13 9781843540656
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No