debuts his new single on Napster - The Work - Pt. 1, which is the first track from Prince's new album, The Rainbow Children will be available on Friday. Prince has worked without a major label contract since 1994 after a contract dispute with Warner Music.
posted by radio_mookie
on Apr 3, 2001 -
Rip Mix Burn?
The issue here isn't the usual, "Did they sell out?" It's more a case of, Is this stellar groups saying Napster is OK (in a roundabout way), or did they just need the cash?
posted by raysmj
on Mar 19, 2001 -
Disney's Michael Eisner on what to do about all those kids who use Napster: Arrest and prosecute
the little SOBs. I know I'd sleep better at night knowing that those devious conspiratorial 11-year-olds were behind bars. [second item]
posted by aaron
on Mar 16, 2001 -
Is this another lifeline for Napster? Would going offshore
with the servers really make any difference?
posted by ecvgi
on Mar 7, 2001 -
Napster takes first steps
in trying to appease the RIAA, and specifically BMG. To me this approach is the stupidest thing Napster could have done. Who would want to pay a membership fee to use Napster if one can't even burn the files onto a cd?
posted by JFunk2800
on Feb 21, 2001 -
Napster for sale
-- potential buyers include "a Western telecommunications giant and a brand-name 'pure' Internet service provider."
posted by johnb
on Oct 5, 2000 -
Sopranos to whack Napster.
The story behind the cartoons is only mildly interesting, but the Flash animations themselves (courtesy of the "Napster Bad" Metalli-toons guys) are worth checking out (you can also go right to the mirror site here
posted by NickBarat
on Aug 23, 2000 -
Napster and convergence again.
I suppose, like Lance, I can't get tired of this conversation much, either. I mean, my head might explode as I try to run down all the ramifications and possibilities, but I doubt I'd get tired of trying to work it out.
Although, it would probably be better to stop just talking about it and jump out in front and start doing things with those thoughts.
But, this isn't a 'damn Napster' point. It's a convergence thought. Will people buy a server and storage medium when they hbuy a house, lke we buy a new fridge today so they can network their lives? What's going to be the new compensation plan for content? How can infomration be guarranteed?
posted by rich
on Aug 15, 2000 -
Mister Lance adds a bunch more words into the Napster debate
. "Napster bad," he says, for the most part. But the opinions are thought-out and justified.
posted by endquote
on Jul 30, 2000 -
I've been converted
- Earlier today, I was arguing with some coworkers to the effect that napster was protected and should be free and clear. Between the document at the above link and the information in the RIAA
injunction brief, it looks like I might have been wrong.
Why can't these guys use more discretion in their e-mails
? They might have been OK if they'd kept their mouths shut.
posted by syzygy
on Jul 29, 2000 -
Imminent Death of Internet Predicted!
Napster killed the Internet star, says record exec Edgar Bronfman Jr. "Let me tell you what else is in trouble here: the Internet. In the end, the Internet itself will not be able to survive if it becomes a haven for illegal activity. Copyrights must be protected online."
posted by rcade
on Jul 19, 2000 -
Motley disses Metallica
Mister Sixx and pals give their response to Lars' crew, on the whole mp3/napster issue. Sounds like 2 groups of people are benefitting from all these lawsuits, lawyers and flash-cartoonists...
posted by nomisxid
on May 31, 2000 -
Look! I got banned.
And all for spite. I thought it'd be nice and irritating to download his stuff after he started a dispute. I did the same with Metallica. After hearing their music, I'm surprised they have the balls to defend such crap. It's like kicking a garbage can full of screaming monkeys down the stairs.
posted by madglee
on May 29, 2000 -
Trey Anastasio (Phish) on Napster.
I know we're all kind of sick of this now. The interesting thing is that I got an MP3 of "Heavy Things" (which is on their new album) this morning from Napster, listened 3 times and then called my local HMV to see if they had the album in yet. They did, and I'm off to buy it. (Feeling legit? You can get Liquid Audio versions of two cuts from the new album
, including the one mentioned.)
posted by sylloge
on May 18, 2000 -
Contrary to what the record industry thinks, mp3s sell CDs. Today I bought "Irish Drinking Songs
" after hearing "Water is Alright in Tay" and "Beer, Beer, Beer" mp3s I downloaded from Napster
. Hearing the beer song brought back a distinct memory. I recall hearing it blaring from a jukebox and singing along with 50 strangers at an Irish pub in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, 1998.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 26, 2000 -