How Music Got Free
The End of An Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of PiracyBook - 2015
"A story of music and money, with visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. A revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of today's iTunes Music Store. The 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. A thrilling book that depicts the moment in history when, suddenly, all the music ever recorded was available for free. The unforgettable characters--inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers--who revolutionized an entire artform, and the media pirates that transformed our digital lives"--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2015
Branch Call Number: 381.4578 WIT 2015
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm