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By Stephen Witt

"What occurs whilst a complete new release commits an identical crime?"

How track bought Free is a riveting tale of obsession, tune, crime, and funds, that includes visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy childrens. It's concerning the maximum pirate in historical past, the main robust government within the song enterprise, a innovative invention and an unlawful site 4 occasions the dimensions of the iTunes track shop.
Journalist Stephen Witt strains the key historical past of electronic tune piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc production plant the place manufacturing facility employee Dell Glover leaked approximately thousand albums over the process a decade, to the high-rises of midtown long island the place track govt Doug Morris cornered the worldwide marketplace on rap, and, ultimately, into the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Through those interwoven narratives, Witt has written an exciting booklet that depicts the instant in heritage whilst traditional lifestyles turned endlessly entwined with the area on-line — whilst, unexpectedly, the entire song ever recorded was once to be had at no cost. within the page-turning culture of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt's deeply-reported first booklet introduces the unforgettable characters—inventors, executives, manufacturing unit employees, and smugglers—who revolutionized a whole artform, and divulges for the 1st time the key underworld of media pirates that reworked our electronic lives.

An impossible to resist never-before-told tale of greed, crafty, genius, and deceit, How track obtained Free isn't only a tale of the song industry—it's a must-read background of the net itself.

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