Sour note

June 2010
CED;Jun2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p12
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The article presents the author's views on the events in the music industry in the U.S. in 1999. He reflects that coincidentally in 1999, Napster Inc. had connected computers that enabled the easy exchange of digital musical files among young music fans to download free music from networks. The author thinks that the recording industry's acceptance of the digital delivery has been too slow, too corporate and too late.


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