Unbundling The Song: Inside The Next Wave Of Recorded Music’s Disruption

Napster and iTunes ungrouped albums into individual tracks for sale and exchange; streaming platforms like Spotify regrouped these tracks into the newly-ordered format of a playlist. The next natural step in this technological evolution is unbundling an individual song itself into isolated vocal and instrumental parts (“stems”) and bite-sized samples and loops (“sounds”).

Source: Unbundling The Song: Inside The Next Wave Of Recorded Music’s Disruption

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