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Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game

Like a canary in a coal mine, the music industry has collapsed just before Wall Street, twice in one century. Gareth Murphy explores the eerie parallels – and what could come next.

Published on 1 April 2015

Gareth Murphy is the author of Cowboys and Indies – The Epic History of the Record Industry. He lives in Paris.

This is Serious

This is Serious

"The story of how Cowell came to love ‘Jedward’ is the story of how capital, given enough time, consumes even that which appears to be inconsumable." Despite its cheapness, music is the winner in The X Factor, argues Stephen Graha

Published on 1 April 2010

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.