How music got free1 min readReading Time: < 1 minutes
How Music Got Free tells the story of how digital music files replaced physical CDs, and how this technological shift led to an era of free music. It is a comprehensive and well-researched book that is both engaging and informative.
The first half of the book focuses on the development of digital music files and the technologies that made them possible. It explains how the MP3 file format was created, and how it eventually replaced CDs as the preferred way to listen to music. The second half of the book tells the story of the music industry’s fight to keep control of its intellectual property, and how the industry eventually lost its battle against digital piracy.
How Music Got Free is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the history of digital music, or in the battle between the music industry and digital piracy. It is a well-researched and well-written book that provides a comprehensive overview of the topic.