Brainstorming the business of music
The Boston Globe - 08/11/2016
The campuses of Northeastern University and Berklee College of Music are jammed together in the Fenway like roomies sharing a too-small dorm room.
It was in a Northeastern dorm in 1999 that freshman Shawn Fanning launched a digital file-sharing service called Napster, which could make any piece of recorded music instantly accessible, for free. Seventeen years later, Berklee students who were babies when Napster was born are trying to grapple with its impact on the business of making music.