- 12 Feb 19
Eamonn Forde's book is a sometimes gut-wrenching account of EMI's downfall.
Once the powerhouse behind The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more, EMI was disastrously unprepared for the advent of music downloading and streaming. In the late ‘00s, after nearly 80 years at the forefront of the music industry, it was at the mercy of private equity firms and swivel-eyed bankers.
Award-winning music journalist Eamonn Forde charts the story of how this once iconic label fell so spectacularly. A sometimes devastating account of mismanagement on a grand scale, it’s also an uncomfortable reminder of how art, and artists, can suffer when money and power are the main concerns.