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Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business

Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks

Dirty Little Secrets of the Record BusinessS

Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks

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To celebrate the launch of The Book Werx, we would like you to have this ebook of the 2007 first edition of Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business, Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks on us. This is one of the titles we plan to have out in an updated, improved second edition during our first year. It is one of the books the Kickstarter will help us release.

The Record Business' Secrets Are Uncovered!

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"Engaging and enlightening ... a solid primer to today' s Byzantine music industry."-- Billboard

"An accurate and well-researched exposé of the surreptitious, undisclosed, and covert activities of the music industry. Hank Bordowitz spares no one while exposing every aspect of the business." --Tony Bongiovi, producer of Talking Heads, Aerosmith, Ramones, and others

"Brilliantly written, insightful, a good history, and a great read." --Jack Ponti, songwriter (Alice Cooper’s "Hey Stoopid," Bon Jovi’s "Shot Through the Heart") producer, manager, and president of the Platform Group Records

Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business

Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks
  • by Hank Bordowitz
  • Format: Ebook and Hardback
  • Pub. Date: May 2017
  • Publisher: The Book Werx
  • ISBN pending

Synopsis

What happened to the record business? It used to be wildly successful selling outstanding music that showcased performers' creativity and individuality. Now it's in rapid decline, and the best music lies buried under the swill.

Was it the MP3 invasion? Was it the introduction of super-fast internet and mobile broadband?

This unprecedented book answers these questions with a detailed examination of how the record business fouled its own livelihood--through shortsightedness, stubbornness, power plays, sloth, and outright greed. The Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business takes you on a hard-headed tour through the corridors of the major labels and rides the waves of corporate radio to explain just why so much of the music you hear sucks.