This thought-provoking post on NME’s blog raises the pertinent question of (the original) Napster’s impact on the music industry. After all, it’s ten years this year that Shawn Fanning’s service dropped a bombshell on the business. Today, as the post points out, “being in a middle-level indie band with a record deal used to pay the bills. Now it doesn’t; ” before concluding “Is it going too far to predict that in ten years time we’ll be hailing Spotify, and Napster will be a footnote?”
What do you think, dear readers?!