Thursday, 2 May 2013

Recommended books #3

Kernfeld, B. (2011). Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music Distribution Since 1929. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

In this text, cited in previous entries, Kernfeld provides a comprehensive overview of piracy from the days of 'Tin Pan Alley' right up to the present day. A quick and accessible book, it is also free from bias.

Tapscott D. and Williams, A.D. (2010). Macrowikinomics. Atlantic Books: London.

In this book, Tapscott and Williams provide an account of 'wikinomics' (or crowdsourcing/peer-production) and how it has redefined newspaper, music and movie industries. It draws heavily from real-life case studies to make convincing arguments.

A move away from academia, here you have a historical account of piracy and a business angle on related topics and themes to draw from.

Dig in!

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