Who killed the music industry?
“The riveting story of post-millennial technology, piracy, and corporate futility, “ said the —Los Angeles Review of Books about the June 16th published nonfiction book: “How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry” by journalist Stephen Witt. The book chronicles the invention of the MP3 format for audio information, detailing the efforts by researchers such as Karlheinz Brandenburg (inventor of the music format – How MP3 Was Born) to analyze human hearing and successfully compress songs in a form that can be easily transmitted. Read Louis Bayard’s praised review from the Washington Post here: “whip-smart, superbly reported, and indispensable”. Bayard additionally stated that technology has created a period of “uneasy times, and no one should go too easy on himself”, finding the recent trends troubling himself. – ORDER NOW! Listen to Stephen Witt speak at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina on Jun 29th, 2015 here. Photo credit: Stephen Witt.