046: "Taylor Swift Is Not A Luddite!"

For the music industry, it has been a slow and bloody descent. Gone are the days of record-breaking sales and platinum awards for all but a few artists as new formats and listening habits take over. 

Music, like all media, has always been at the mercy of technology. And as our recordings got better, storage got cheaper, and those songs you love went from something you buy off a shelf to something that’s pumped directly into your device of choice, it became…truly ubiquitous. Something special and unique, but somehow utterly expected. Like water flowing from a tap.