Thursday, July 16, 2015
Book Review: How Music Got Free
Its author is Stephen Witt, a math major turned journalist with a very strong interest in music.
The book tells the perfect storm of technology, music moguls, obsession and crime. It follows the revolutionary developer of the mp3 format Kalheinz Brandenburg, a powerful music industry executive Doug Morris, the leaker of new CD releases Dell Glover, and OiNK (the Internet music repository four times larger than the iTunes store) founder Alan Ellis. These four diverse stories are woven together in an interesting narrative that kept this reader turning the pages (I read it in just three nights which is lightning speed for me with a book).
If you are like me and enjoy music, you will definitely want to give this book a look.
You can find more from the author at his website: http://stephenwittbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @stephenwitt.