Right at the turn of the century, a young college kid starts an online file sharing service from his dorm room. Little does he know he’s about to change the course of the music industry forever.
Episode written by J. Thorn, edited by Eve Paludan.
Recorded at 88.7 FM WJCU studios, University Heights, Ohio.
Audio mixed and engineered by Adam Phillips.
Produced by J. Thorn and Adam Phillips.
All research was conducted at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Library and Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, with a special thanks to Jennie Thomas, Director of Archives, William Jackson, Archives Assistant, Sule Holder, Library Assistant, and Laura Maidens, Librarian.
Serious – The Tower of Light
Worse – The Tower of Light
Street Smart- Quincas Moreira
Clash of Gods- – Quincas Moreira
Chtulthu- Quincas Moreira
Because For Everything There Is Someone – pATCHES
Cicada Killer- Coyote Hearing
What Is Performance and What Is Not- pATCHES
Lulu Is The Cat I Like Best – pATCHES
Burning Time – Threefold Law
Keyboard typing: M4taiori – of freesound.org
Gavel strikes: Odditonic of freesound.org
Dial up internet: jlew of freesound.org
For a complete list of sources cited, see the show notes for this episode.
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