Posts Tagged ‘ Napster ’

Major Music Labels Enlist Napster To Take On Apple

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

You almost have to feel sorry for the mainstream music industry. Almost. The major labels have teamed up with Napster to offer what they are calling “the world’s largest and most comprehensive MP3 store.” Yep – the labels are so intent on breaking Apple’s dominance in the world of digital music that they are giving […]

Metallica Still Fiercely Independent, But Learning From Radiohead, NIN

Apr 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

Rolling Stone has an interesting interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich that touches on the state of Metal, the band’s fight against Napster, how they are using digital music and trying to learn from Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails: You were one of the first artists to sue over copyright infringement and voice concerns over aspects […]

Napster To Sell Music As MP3 Files

Jan 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players

Napster has joined the ranks of companies trying to compete with Apple’s iTunes by offering MP3 music downloads. The file format change will apply only to single tracks and album purchases, according tothe company. Tracks downloaded as part of the company’s music subscription service will continue to be DRM’d. “The ubiquity and cross-platform compatibility of […]

Stripper Creates Headaches for Microsoft

Aug 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Music

Microsoft is moving quickly to respond to FairUse4WM, a free program which threatens to undermine Microsoft-based online music service offerings. FairUse4WM, a so-called DRM-stripper, lets users remove the rights management software from music downloads in Microsoft‚Äôs Windows Media DRM (digital rights management) 10 and 11. The formats are used by many online music services to […]