Pitchfork’s ‘Social History of MP3’ Presents the Big Picture

Pitchfork’s ‘Social History of MP3’ Presents the Big Picture
technology
Caleb Kramer
  • 25 august 2009

For the past decade or so capitalists have struggled to maintain control over the distribution of music. We’ve seen the trend reports, multitudes warning about the demise of the industry. We’ve also seen artists like Radiohead and front man Thom Yorke demonstrating a little optimism by facing the situation head on; see paywhatyouwill pricing and their decision to quit the album format cold turkey. Innovation is present, Mos Def’s T-shirt marketing, leak strategy, and new perspectives on album art included. Quite simply, the business of music is evolving and it is important to remember it always has been.

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