In 1999 the mighty CD, a source of vast fortunes, was at its peak, and record company executives didn’t want this cash cow to be slaughtered.

The book — 1999: The Year the Record Industry Lost Control by Eamonn Forde — takes the reader inside the industry, looking at the personalities and the technology, the profiteering and the piracy that were to shape the changes in the way most of us enjoy our music...

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