Napster = the site loved by fans, loathed by artists
This week on A Year in Music, we’re going back to 2001. This is the year that several technological advances completely changed the way we consumer our music. One of them being Napster. Napster was created as an audio sharing site that was loved my every music lover out there, but loathed by record company executives and a few musicians. Metallica was one of the biggest names to speak out against Napster. Ultimately, Metallica came out on top when Napster was served with a lawsuit forcing them to pay out millions of dollars in restitution. However, that success was short lived by Metallica when in the same year, their longtime bassist, Jason Newsted left the band and James Hetfield checked himself into rehab. Don’t miss our full discussion with host Lzzy Hale of Halestorm on A Year in Music this Sunday, October 25th at 9:30/8:30c!