The Napster bloodbath damaged music more than Lennon’s murder: Andrew Keen on New Media

How is the digital revolution changing the way in which music fans own their music and identify with musicians? To what extent is the internet rewriting the history of rock ‘n’ roll?Old-fashioned music publications like Rolling Stone underestimate the role of the internet in shaping musical history. When, in the summer of 2004, the magazine published its “50 Moments that changed the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, the digital revolution – with the exception of the iPod – barely got a mention.:

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