Who destroyed the music industry? A blue-collar worker in a small North Carolina town
A new book called How Music Got Free uncovers the story of the man who was the most prolific leaker of recorded music in the wake of the MP3 revolution The new edition of the New Yorker carries the story of one of the most important people in the history of the music industry, someone […]
Apple, Spotify, Tidal All Miss The Point. This Is The Future Of Recorded Music
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Ari Herstand FULL ARTICLE HERE Hopefully the millionaire musician owners of Tidal have been listening to the criticism from their fansand peers. I outlined a couple weeks ago how their insulting launch totally neglected the one group of musicians who actually need a theoretical payment structure improvement: the […]
The Good Listener: How Much Should I Tip A Street Musician?
FULL ARTICLE HERE APRIL 18, 2015 8:03 AM ET STEPHEN THOMPSON We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside bales of deep-discounted Easter candy is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on buskers, tipping and etiquette. Holly R. writes via email: […]
The Man Who Broke the Music Business
The dawn of online piracy. BY STEPHEN WITT FULL ARTICLE Dell Glover manufactured CDs for a living, but he began to wonder: if the MP3 was just as good, why bother with the CD? CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY JEHAD NGA One Saturday in 1994, Bennie Lydell Glover, a temporary employee at the PolyGram compact-disk manufacturing plant […]