First Monday has "reprinted" a collection of its articles on this subject from 2000-2005 with an introduction, "Collecting the fragments of transformation" by editor David Beer. If you have an interest in this subject, don't miss this. --Dennis
Abstract: The relationship between music and the Internet is a site of perceived possibility and volatility. Stories of music theft, illegal downloads, unresolved court cases, and anti-piracy technologies, are now prominent. Conversely, stories about the creation of real-time music composition, music's increasing accessibility, the regeneration of music collecting, and the development of virtual music communities have also become prominent. This paper introduces a fascinating suite of articles that originally appeared in First Monday on music's evolving relationship with the Internet, and are now included in Special Issue: Music and the Internet.