This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history.
Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization.
To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ's turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing, extensively borrowing, from each other since music began.
Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race - and law.
The history in this book runs from Plato to Blurred Lines and beyond.
To understand this history fully, one has to roam into musical technologies and the incentive systems that got musicians paid.
All of this plus more makes up
A History of Music...