Home Cassette Recorders Will “Kill The Music Business”
When the first home cassette recorder came out in the 1960s but new tech in the field led to widespread use in the 1970s. These little things were a huge problem to some, however. Enter the British Phonographic Industry in the 1980s which looked to ban the recorder on anti-copyright infringement moves.
BPI feared that people could simply record music from the radio with them. They assumed that it would result in the death of the music business as well because people would record music rather than buy full albums. Of course, music sales during the 1980s & 1990s actually did very well and slightly improved.