RE: My thoughts on Napster...
Posted by: Eric ()
Date: June 04, 2000 08:58PM

Jack,
While your post was a little long you made all the correct points. I don't the sales figures but one of the early RIAA vs. MP3 fights, the RIAA said they lost millions in 1999, when the sales figures showed the opposite.
I too am an audiofile. I have over 3,000 cd's many rare out of print. And yes why do we have to pay $100 on e-bay or risk having some lawyer grap your info for downloading on Napstar the first Vinnie Vincent CD. Jack your point is right about reissiue.
And I also download rare b-sides from here and Napstar. But then I hunt for the real thing at a fair price. Take Bruce Dickinson. I downloaded from Napstar like 7 b-sides of his. He says h is going to put them out some day. Well guess who will buy that.........ME!
So the free MP3 thing is simle:
Track what is being downloaded. If it is out of print.....re release it!
As for "the artists formally known as Metallica". This band sold out a long time ago. I would suggest they watch "Behind The Music" and try to remember when they were a metal band. I talk to a lot of people and the one Metallica sound off is this "They are putting out so much stuff all the time that I have to use Napstar to hear it until I save up".
Don't worry Lars I have a spare room if we ever make you broke.

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My thoughts on Napster... 185Jack.06/03/2000 12:38PM
RE: My thoughts on Napster... 126 Dave 06/03/2000 05:12PM
RE: My thoughts on Napster... 120 Alex siedler 06/03/2000 08:04PM
RE: My thoughts on Napster... 105 Robert 06/04/2000 03:31AM
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RE: My thoughts on Napster... 112 Mike 06/04/2000 06:10AM
RE: My thoughts on Napster...125 Eric 06/04/2000 08:58PM
Clever sophistry but ... 117 Copious K9 06/07/2000 04:38AM
RE: My thoughts on Napster... 113 Danny Danzi 06/07/2000 07:13PM
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