Cassette tapes were the first great advancement in portable recording and playback. You can draw a direct line between them and the music apps on every smartphone today.
Cassette tapes are in again – and this time, it’s smaller artists who look likely to gain.
Vinyl records are set to become the largest source of revenue from physical music sales.
Bootlegs will continue to be manufactured.
The future of the bootleg might just reinvent the official release.