Than 50 years ago? Than Napster-days? Do Spotify, Vevo, ThisIsMyJam, etc. actually make sharing any song you're into easier than before or is it harder to scour a plethora of platforms to find your song in a freely shareable form?
Hmm, this whole thing gets tangled up in DRM and the shift from owning to access for me. I could easily search for a song on YouTube and share, it connect Facebook to Spotify and share what I'm listening to.
But, I think we've lost the magic. Mixtapes (even in CD form, but not as much) have magic in them. Even having a friend over to listen to music (who does that anymore) had a certain magic to it.
We've traded that magic for ease and like many things, when you remove the friction it becomes a little less interesting.