In 1989, when Bull Moose first launched as a record store in a small city in Maine, it didn't seem disruptive. Compact disc sales were brisk then even at fairly high prices, the store was in a college town that provided a steady stream of customers, and streaming and file sharing were still years away.
A decade later, however, along came Napster, and then iTunes, the kinds of services now getting disrupted in turn by streaming sites like Spotify that are destroying the very idea of owning music. . . . more