Maybe it’s out of fear of prosecution for illegal downloads or maybe it’s to avoid tech-imposed exile but there may be a different type of music sharing on the rise....

Maybe it’s out of fear of prosecution for illegal downloads or maybe it’s to avoid tech-imposed exile but there may be a different type of music sharing on the rise. Recently while hanging out in a Salt Lake City coffee spot, some University of Utah students were spotted having a “face to face” music sharing session. Instead of a digital gathering with countless unseen strangers, about half a dozen students got together for one of their regular swap sessions. Each person was responsible for bringing a couple of cd’s they thought the others might like or might benefit from exposure to. The music ranged from the Zombies to David Bowie and even a random Billy Joel disc. Each person also carried the discs they had borrowed from other members last time.

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