DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 707 times:
I have it and love it. I can download all the underground rap singles that I wouldnt have heard on radio or MTV and I can listen to Adam Sandler without buying the CD. Great Idea. I would still buy the cd if I heard a song I really liked, because I dont have a portable MP3 player to take places. So I would have to buy the CD to play it when I wasnt at home. I think most people would still buy the CD if they didnt have a portable MP3 or even if they did because they might want to blast it in their car (no MP3 car sound systems yet, I dont think). So i dont think the artists are losing that much money. I feel sorry for the artists though, and can understand where Lars Ulrich and Dr. Dre are coming from.
Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 689 times:
I LOVE IT! I got a computer with a CD-R and i can make my own cds and stuff with the songs I want...It is the best thing...i hope it never shuts down.....but yes, the only bad thing is it takes a millennium to download a song...but i'll wait!
FlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 662 times:
BOOOOO Metallica!!! Used to be my favorite band. I think that it is totally illegal like Metallica does, but I'm not complaining. This whole file sharing thing, its not sharing but duplicating. MP3s have started a new way of getting music and is here to stay so it is stupid to fight it. So since music is now free, just charge more for the concert, simple solution. But next time Metallica comes to town, I will not give them any of my money. As for speed, with my cable, I've been able to get a rate of 120 K/s, if I start downloading and it gets under 15 K/s, I try someone else. Long live Napster!! Try searching anti metallica websites, quite funny the things people say.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 661 times:
I still do enjoy Metallica's music, but they're fighting something that can't be stopped. It is like trying to control how many children people bring into this world. Bad analogy, but you get the point. They said Napster has taken away people buying their cd's. I have to disagree. It is a great way to expose people to music that they would not here otherwise. They can not tell me that every one of their songs has been on the radio recently. And they say they aren't doing it for the money. Then why the hell would you be trying to fine them so friggin' much?
Iflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 658 times:
I do have to say I cracked up during the VMA's when they had Lars on that one little comercial thing and it showed the guy downloading Lars comes in the guys says it sharing and Lars starts sticking Napster stickers on the guys stuff & even hi girfriend and the Lars called that sharing! HAHAHA