MP3

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
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
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
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
Music

The Founder of Pirate Bay Is Copying 100 MP3s Per Second to Prove a Point

Peter Sunde's Kopimashin has created $150 million in losses that are purely theoretical.
Rachel Pick
12.20.15
Motherboard Blog

What the iPod as Vinyl Looks Like

Maybe don't show this to your resident audio snob.
Brian Anderson
6.29.13
Motherboard Blog

How To Make Digital Albums Unique: Generate a New One With Every Download

Despite what the recording industry may say, it doesn't matter how many times you copy a digital file -- nothing about the original is being "stolen" as a result of the duplication. In some ways, it's great that physical media has given way to digital...
Janus Kopfstein
2.16.12
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