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How music got free

Stephen Witt

How music got free

a story of obsession and invention

by Stephen Witt

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  • 1 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Downloading of data,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • MP3 (Audio coding standard),
  • Sound recording industry,
  • Music and the Internet,
  • Music trade,
  • Sound recordings,
  • Pirated editions,
  • Economic aspects,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Journalist Stephen Witt traces 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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementStephen Witt
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3790 .W58 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination306 pages
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27220028M
    ISBN 100143109340
    ISBN 109780143109341
    OCLC/WorldCa922456822

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