Bigger Than The Sound

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Changed Music

In the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing on Wednesday, Bigger Than The Sound columnist James Montgomery reflects on the lasting contribution the Apple innovator had on music. 

“For the first time, we could create own soundtracks and do it within seconds. It made cases and bookshelves and shoeboxes full of CDs irrelevant and, in a lot of ways, is busy making the actual CD irrelevant too. It turned songs into commodities, brought into question the intrinsic value of art, destroyed the idea of the album artist and very nearly brought the entire industry to its knees.” Read more>>