Stephen Witt

Stephen Witt is a journalist and author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy.

Stephen was born in New Hampshire in 1979 and raised in the Midwest. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in mathematics in 2001. He spent the next six years playing the stock market, working for hedge funds in Chicago and New York. Following a two-year stint in East Africa working in economic development, he graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.