Napster on Metallica, making music personal and the future of streaming
It’s 2000 and peer-to-peer poster boy Napster is in the courts. Metallica, lead by drummer Lars Ulrich, has waged war on the site because the band’s songs were being downloaded by users for free. Napster eventually settled but it was the beginning of the end for that iteration of the service. By 2001, Napster, which boasted 26 million users, was gone...