Streaming Follows a Trail Paved by Thieves and Pirates (Pixel Envy)

Paid streaming services are not the product of record industry brilliance. In fact, the most clear lineage can be traced back to websites that were repeatedly accused of destroying the possibility of artists making a living. Ironically, the world’s greatest libraries of digital music were created by loose groups of thieves and pirates. And it all started with a pig-themed website.