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Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Louis Barfe's elegantly written, authoritative and highly entertaining history charts the meteoric rise and slow decline of the popular recording industry. Barfe shows how the 1920s and 1930s saw the departure of Edison from the phonograph business he created and the birth of EMI and CBS. the arrival of Elvis Presley changed popular music (and sales of popular music) overn ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Atlantic (first published April 8th 2004)
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Nic Margett
Mar 31, 2013 Nic Margett rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of classical music
Shelves: music, non-fiction
There's no denying that this is a thoroughly well researched and written book. There are plenty of amusing anecdotes and Barfe's knowledge of the music industry is unparalleled. I picked this up last year because i'm interested in the demise of the music business as I have come to understand it. I work for a *ahem* well known high-street music retailer and I was looking for answers as to the direction the music business might take in the future. I don't really feel this was what I was looking fo ...more
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Jan 02, 2015 David Klompas rated it really liked it
Louis Barffe manages to write an adrenaline pumping survey of the recording industry's meteoric rise and rapid, dramatic fall.

From Edison to Ertigun, Sony to Warners, this magnificent book covers it all, touching on all the necessary tidbits and funky details within the beast that is the recording industry.
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