Battling for free music
Songwriters, musicians and the web
Most songwriters and musicians at Purchase College favor the popular music sharing site. "As a musician right now I think it will benefit me," says Jason Nadeau, a Studio Composition major at the Conservatory of Music. "Soon as I become a professional musician I'd probably move toward some sort of regulation."
In the mean time he will enjoy the opportunities and promotions Napster provides. Napster offers hard to find songs that consumers wouldn't normally come across in a standard record store. Albums and CDs that are out of print are easy to obtain and find on Napster. Popular jazz and classical CDs, that are not of today's popular culture, are easy to find and listen to on Napster. Even unknown artists can easily promote their music all over the world. "It's really good for all the indie bands to get their stuff out," says Pete Metzler, a Studio Production major.
Indeed young musicians have taken heartily to the Internet. College Music Journal, for example, provides a lot of new music to students. It also includes a lot of recent music news, such as the latest in the Napster controversy. Interviews, upcoming CD's, and the latest internet broadcasts are just some of the perks found at this website, as well as job openings and background history about the college music journal.
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