Why The Man Who Destroyed Napster Supports Apple Music

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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich can certainly appreciate the importance of looking out for the interests of artists. Back in April of 2000, Ulrich spearheaded a monumental lawsuit against Napster, setting into motion a chain of events that would eventually allow Apple to enter and ultimately dominate the music industry with the one-two punch that was the iPod and the iTunes Music Store.

Back in 2000, Napster was riding an unprecedented wave of popularity. I was in college at the time and saw first-hand how quickly Napster spread like wildfire. In an instant, what seemed like the world’s entire music library became accessible for free. It may not sound all that revolutionary in today’s Pandora/Spotify/YouTube filled world, but back in 2000, it was magic.

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