The Man Who Broke The Music Business

Stephen Witt, The New Yorker:

Glover enjoyed both albums, but he was in an unusual position: he had the power to influence the outcome of this feud. If he leaked “Graduation” and held on to “Curtis,” Kanye might sell fewer records. But if he leaked “Curtis” and held on to “Graduation”—well, he might make 50 Cent retire.

Fascinating article that takes a deep dive into the world of media piracy and a man named Dell Glover who was right in the thick of it.