RE: NAPSTER forever!!!
Posted by: Vince Viani ()
Date: August 19, 2000 05:15AM


You rock!! Those three statements (which I could not quote) are brilliant! I too would like to see Gary Hughes become a household name...but WITHOUT the major labels.

I think it would be the end of the world if the major labels got their hands on Melodic Hard Rock. It would just mean the demise of the music we love so much.

I agree that services like Napster are great because they allow artists to get their music out to the public without having to deal with record labels! (namely the major labels)

As for the RIAA, the only people they are protecting are the major labels and the rich guys who don't care about music - only profits. So as far as I am concerned, the RIAA can go to hell!

That's right...they had better be scared! Because musicians have found a way (a better way) of recording music with few expenses and marketing their music without having to get ripped off.

Now, artists can focus on making MUSIC instead of dealing with label politics and that scares the rich guys....that's right!

coming at you with a vengeance!!



Frank wrote:

I couldn't have said it better myself.

For those of you that have climbed on to the napster soapbox...please stand down. There couldn't be a better thing that has happened to the recording industry.

People can now record their own CD's, market them and tour --- without the help of any record company. Combine that with the fact that there is a digital music format small enough to email, and you've got a serious problem for the record companies. Imagine this:

*Artists no long need to sign slavery contracts to get advance money to record an album. 3-5 thousand dollars of computer and sound equipment will do the trick.

*Artists no longer need exclusive distrobution deals to get their music out to the people. The internet can do it for them.

The RIAA sees this as a serious threat to their way of life as they should.

I use napster -- proudly. I, for one, can preview major label crap before I buy. It's far easier for me to justify spending money that I would....

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NAPSTER forever!!! 341 Vince Viani 08/17/2000 03:20PM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 903 DJ Klaus 08/17/2000 05:38PM
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RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 583 sfk kurt 08/18/2000 12:55AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 229 Vince Viani 08/18/2000 02:05AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 836 DJ Klaus 08/18/2000 07:06PM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 207 Vince Viani 08/18/2000 01:58AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 217 DJ Klaus 08/18/2000 07:21PM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 163 Vince Viani 08/19/2000 05:10AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 168 DJ Klaus 08/19/2000 11:26PM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 212 sfk kurt 08/20/2000 08:12AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 223 Frank 08/18/2000 10:02PM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!!229 Vince Viani 08/19/2000 05:15AM
RE: NAPSTER forever!!! 181 Snake65 08/21/2000 01:28AM
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