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MP3

How the Music Industry Messed Up Legal Streaming the First Time Around

Lessons from the music industry’s initial consumer-hostile reaction to the Napster saga. Going from $16 CDs to unlimited streaming is really hard.
Ernie Smith
5.16.18
Back in the Day

This In-Browser Winamp Emulator Will Take You Back to 1999

It really whips the llama’s ass.
Matthew Gault
2.8.18
Essays

Last.fm Was the Only Music Social Network That Made Sense

Inside the rise and fall of Last.fm, the social network that understood how online music worked and that resembled bits of Facebook, Songkick, Blogspot, and Spotify.
Elia Alovisi
12.4.17
Nostalgia

I Miss My iPod Classic More Than Anything

As Apple kills more iPods, an ode to the 'dumb' MP3 player.
Jordan Pearson
7.28.17
Music

Why Spotify Lowered the Volume of Songs and Ended Hegemonic Loudness

Your ears will appreciate the end of the "Loudness Wars."
Bruno Romani
7.28.17
Internet Exploring

Here You Go Dorks, Here's Your Goddamn FLAC for iPhones

Of course you won't be satisfied, you people are never satisfied.
Phil Witmer
6.7.17
Digital Afterlives

The MP3 Is Not Dead

Everyone keeps saying the MP3 is dead. It's not!
Jason Koebler
5.15.17
Unreal Tournament

Remembering ‘Esc’, the Virtual Nightclub That Never Was

A nightclub so exclusive that no one has ever heard of it.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.1.17
Op-Eds

An Ode to the Digital Download, and Its Impending Death

What happens when the future dies before it’s happened?
Angus Harrison
1.11.17
Music

What.cd Admin: We’re Sad to Say the Site Is Not Coming Back

Former members of the private, BitTorrent music community shouldn’t expect an encore performance.
Nicholas Deleon
11.18.16
Music

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Earliest Pirated MP3s on the Internet

Celebrating 20 years of ripping MP3s.
Jordan Pearson
8.10.16
Silicon Divide

Pirates Are Posting Prince's Music to An Obscure Corner of the Internet

Sure, you’ll have to break copyright to find Prince’s music online, but when has that ever stopped pirates?
Nicholas Deleon
4.22.16
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