Creativity and Society

The Ghost of Napster Lives On

William Deresiewicz and The Death of the Artist

Alan Asnen
May 23 · 3 min read
painting of a young male lute player in a red robe with three other male figures, partially nude, surrounding him
painting of a young male lute player in a red robe with three other male figures, partially nude, surrounding him
The Musicians. Caravaggio (1597) public domain

Then came February-March 2020. All the bad news about the pandemic. One bright spot you thought you’d noticed was that so many more people would be staying at…