How music got free
the end of an industry, the return of the century, and the patient zero of piracy
- ISBN: 9780525426615
- Editorial: Viking Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2015
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 293
- Idiomas: Inglés
What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?
How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store.
Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly two thousand albums over the course of a decade, to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap, and, finally, into the darkest recesses of the Internet.