How Music’s Digital Shift Rapidly Impacted The Industry

shockwebpic_howmusicsdigitalshift“Widespread copyright infringement is like a generational shift and ignorance of existing law, similar to massive experimentation with illegal drugs in the 1960s,” says Stephen Witt, author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy. The book was named on the “Best of the Year” lists of The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, The Atlantic, Financial Times and others.

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The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Downloaded: The Rise And Fall Of Napster – A Documentary, Premieres At SXSW This Spring

It seems to be the year of music docs, ‘Downloaded: The Rise and Fall of Napster‘ is a feature length film on music industry game changer, Napster.

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Copyright & Innovation: The Untold Story

Michael A. Carrier, a professor at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey has written an in-depth article addressing the many issues surrounding copyright and it’s impact on innovation.

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Spotify’s Sean Parker & Daniel Ek Discuss Artist Compensation, Apple & Playlists

From this week’s All Things Digital Conference comes an interview with Spotify’s Daniel Ek and the OG record industry disruptor of Napster fame, Sean Parker.

Spotify’s 18 million song catalog is adding 10-20,000 songs a day and still the question looms whether the artists are getting a fair share of the deal.

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