How Music got Free

Witt’s book is about when everyone was pirating music and how some people say that it almost destroyed the music industry.  I was reading reviews for this book because I wanted to see what other people thought of it and one person said that it should be subtitled “the generation everyone committed the same crime”. I thought that was accurate and frankly pretty funny. A quote from the book that really resonated with me was “Most listeners didn’t care about quality, and the obsession with perfect sound forever was an early indicator that the music industry didn’t understand its customers.” I thought this was an interesting thing to say because I could see how its true. I’ve always thought that the imperfections that you hear in concert or in early music is what makes it so great because you know it’s real and not auto-tuned to what the music industry sees as perfection.

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