Music Piracy is Going Old School in the Age of COVID-19 (Rolling Stone)


When the global COVID-19 quarantine is over — cautiously, carefully, over — the dust will begin to settle on some dramatic changes in the music business, with some big questions about the future left to answer. Obviously, the importance of live-streaming, previously treated like a nostalgic side-show by the industry, has ballooned in the past month. Will consumers’ comfortableness with watching online performances become a longer-term opportunity for artists?