RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco.
Posted by: Surfpunk ()
Date: May 06, 2000 03:49AM

Metallica seem to have their heads so far up their artistic arse that they forgot what their fans like. All most fans want them to do is re-write the 'Black' album, the same way that a lot of AOR fans want Harem Scarem to re-write ' Mood Swings'.
As 'artists' the bands want to grow. So there's the dilema, how do you achieve both. Certainly not with Metallica's recent output, but hey, that's their choice.

On the Napster issue however I think Metallica are absolutely RIGHT to take action. Mp3 can be a useful tool in selling more music but as music retailer I can tell you I nearly shit myself when I saw Napster for the first time. I could see my business drifting away as a mass of young casual music buyers, not 'fans', trade digital quality copies and steel covers from my store. Imagine the effect on the specialist AOR labels of finding a load of new artists on Napster. These labels need the money from these artists sales to invest into others and it works the same for the majors. Though I find it hard to ask for sympathy on behalf of Sony or Warners!

This is home taping to the power of 10, and is ultimately going to put a lot of 'small' people in the industry out of work.

Mp3 yes. Napster No.



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This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 275 Copious K9 05/05/2000 03:22AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 144 Mr. Smiley 05/05/2000 07:36AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 144 Rob 05/05/2000 02:00PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 138Richie05/05/2000 03:14PM
RE: Metallica and integrity... 107 Don 05/05/2000 05:07PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 127 Robert 05/05/2000 09:26PM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 119 Rob 05/05/2000 11:49PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 143Surfpunk05/06/2000 07:32AM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 133 Danny Danzi 05/06/2000 07:57AM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 133 Mike 05/06/2000 12:58PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 124 Danny Danzi 05/06/2000 04:57PM
RE: Danni Danzi/Napster 161 Mike 05/06/2000 11:44PM
Bonus Track 119 Susumu 05/07/2000 08:16PM
RE: Bonus Track 137 Mike 05/07/2000 11:30PM
RE: Bonus Track 107 Susumu 05/08/2000 12:17AM
RE: Waitasec... 127 Don 05/07/2000 08:56AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco.143Surfpunk05/06/2000 03:49AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 122Bighair05/06/2000 05:00AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 137 Copious K9 05/06/2000 07:37AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 137Surfpunk05/06/2000 07:50AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 172 Copious K9 05/06/2000 08:30AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 119 Robert 05/08/2000 10:46AM
RE: This whole Napster / Metallica fiasco. 127Bighair05/10/2000 04:53AM


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