Music has always had an uneasy relationship with business. Any art, when mixed with commerce, comes to conflict. But there’s an industry that has given music more problems — and more opportunity — than business ever did.
It’s no secret that technology has completely upended the music industry. A few decades ago, the idea of hundreds of millions of people streaming music from their iPhones (for free!) was completely unthinkable. Yet that’s exactly where we stand today. And while the forces of change initially crushed the record labels, they’ve surged back over the past few years.Details