But how does it stay relevant in the world of Spotify and iTunes?
Bootlegs will continue to be manufactured.
The future of the bootleg might just reinvent the official release.
The search for old or new African sounds is based around a nostalgia culture that is endemic to Anglo-American popular music.
Scholars of urban studies are acknowledging that the discipline is characterised by a fear of the dark and the night. But artists are giving us a creative language to engage with the darkness.