| Jun 6, 2013

Been down so long, it looks like up

by Steve McClure

I’ve been to a lot of music-industry conferences over the years, and for the past decade I’ve listened to the same old song: How can the recording industry fight online piracy, which it blames for plunging music sales? So at this year’s Music Matters ...

Remembering the day Napster set music free

Mar 2, 2013

Remembering the day Napster set music free

by Tom Lamont

In the first weeks of 2000 the founders of Napster were in their office above a bank in San Mateo, California, considering dizzying numbers. Figures scrawled on a whiteboard told how many people around the world had installed their file-sharing application and were using ...