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The Way the Music Died

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 27, 2004 @ 3:55 pm In Music | Comments Disabled

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Be sure to catch the Frontline show [1] tonite:

The modern music scene was created in 1969, at Woodstock. Half a million fans, dozens of artists, and the politics of the times came together as a big bang moment that eventually would generate billions of dollars. But over the last twenty years, MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation, Internet piracy, and greed have contributed to a perfect storm for the recording industry. FRONTLINE examines how the business that has provided the soundtrack of the lives of a generation is on the verge of collapse.

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