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18-Jun-2002

Audiogalaxy reduced to a couple stars

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 3:06 am

News flash: Audiogalaxy forced by RIAA to share songs only on an opt-in basis. This is a sad day for those of us who discovered obscure bands and little-known tracks through the power of peer-to-peer sharing– sadder, even, than the day Napster was forced to implement filtering, as that was a far more lenient opt-out system.

Now where, pray tell, will I get my underground European techno fix? 🙂

2 Comments »

  1. I’ve noticed it’s been getting harder and harder to find songs…now they’re just blocked completely. *sigh* so sad, so sad…I wonder if the music industry realizes they aren’t making any friends with consumers with this one. After all, CDs are so expensive, and oftentimes have one good song and 14 crud ones; who wants to pay $18 for that?

    Comment by Lesi — 18-Jun-2002 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Exactly, Lesi. If the record companies actually sold things at a decent price, and promoted CD-singles on a larger scale, things might not be so bad. (Though I have noticed that the prices of CDs have been getting a BIT more reasonable lately…)

    And on top of that, the recording industry has been fooling around with having music distributed online– but even there, they’ve done everything wrong. Rather than simply relying on the honor system, the record labels have to distribute their music in secure formats that can’t be shared over a home network, can’t be burned to a CD, and can’t be transferred into portable MP3 players or PDAs. Geh.

    Comment by codeman38 — 18-Jun-2002 @ 5:04 pm

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