Users can search for any song and download any song that is on any computer that is log onto the network. This program is so simple that a 10 year old can uses it. The simplicity of the program made Napster a multimillion-user program within months of it’s beginning. Napster has also made some real powerful enemies by allowing users to trade music. The music industry survives mainly on the sales of CD’s.
IT growth has let us; the computer users explore the infinite possibilities of the "Computer Age". Napster's instant popularity is due to its ability to spread musical files free of charge, reducing the need for CDs, it provides new artists with a huge audience, which is all greatly opposed by every major record company. Napster's proposition is simple: users download its free software, which indexes MP3 music files on the user's hard drive and makes them visible to other Napster users when connected to the Internet. From there, all it takes is a simple title or artist search to find other users from whom to download MP3 files. Users typically may find the latest hits through the free network, allowing them to download and listen to the music without paying.
Free recording is a great instatement in society; this is the reason why lots of people stay on computers. Within a small period of only 15 months, other networks just stepped into Napster's place. In this paper, there will be several ideas that will discuss that downloading factor of music into today’s society. Overall, the arguments and court upbringings, without hesitation I truly believe that downloading music is the best complex to be brought about. It is free, accessible, and downloadable music.
And so the much-libelled Napster users are dedicated music buyers, quick to reach for their wallets. Greenfield research says it found that 45 per cent of online music fans are more likely to have increased their music purchases than online fans who don't use Napster. The study of Napster users found that 71 percent of users say they're willing to pay to download an entire album. A maker of MP3 portable players said "The year 2000 is a fantastic year for digital music,we had this earthquake called Napster who's aftershocks are still happening". Napster gives publicity to unsigned groups and gives people a chance to listen to their music and so possibly they may get a record deal form the record companies.
Napster is a program created by Shawn Fanning, an 18 year old ‘inarticulate’ teenager, who was frustrated trying to find good music on the internet ,and how so many of the pointers on the websites offering current music seem to only led to dead ends.it is a program enabling users to “transfer music files directly without going through a centralized file server or middle man.” (Greenfield 1), Napster is program that freed a vast library of copyrighted music, turning the music industry on its head. For obvious reasons, recording artists as well as record companies are in opposition to napster, which are the loss in profit and sales and piracy issues that deal with copyright regulation and code. As Greenfield states, “ Napster has forced the record companies to rethink their business models and record company lawers and recording artists to defend their intellectual property.” Changing the way the record companies have been operating their business for centuries by an 18 year old ‘inarticulate’ teenager is not an easy pill to swallow the record companies take much offense to this partially because Napster is the fastest growing site in history, passing the 25 million mark in less than a year of operation. ( Greenfield) and potentially taking away 25 million consumers from their business. Napster sends a disruptive message of change to the music industry, kicking out the old and bringing in the new and because of this the profitable orderly business of recording, promoting and selling music will never be the same again.
Napster He was young, innocent, loved sports and computers, and had a mind that was brilliant. Young Shaun Fanning, the genius that created Napster focused on two aspects of the computer: programming and the Internet. His computer fascination grew into an obsession throughout High School. Wandering through the Internet, Shaun inadvertently invented the MP3 music file sharing application, Napster. Using the idea of all users being connected to one central server, yet all having access to each other's music files for free, has caused lawsuits all over the country.
It sits conveniently on a desk and now allows access to every imaginable genre of music, twenty-four hours a day, rain or shine, snow or sleet, in the comfort of your own home. Technology is changing the way we listen to music. Now downloading a Mp3 from the Internet is a lot easier than going to the store and buying an overpriced CD. A near CD quality digital recording of music, Mp3s are digital computer files compressed to make them readily available over the Internet. It seems the high prices, new technology, and availability are causing most music lovers to turn to this new form of music media to combat their expensive addiction to compact discs.
To the majority of the internet population they tend to believe there’s nothing wrong with getting free tunes, but there is the select few who believe it is morally wrong. Overall, I truly enjoy having the free access to music; it enables you to try new music without bother making purchases and having a poor after effect. This is an excellent way to save money, as well as making your music selection more diverse. I can consider myself a good example of the music downlaoder; I have been around the computer age for several years and have learned a tremendous amount towards the Internet and its downloading. For recent experience I have gained a lot of information towards why music downloading is a great process.
There are many causes for people are addicting on the computer. First of all, students have free access to the Internet and easily available at most schools’ computer lab. Because it is free and most school provide an e-mail account and have no limit the amount of time for student to log on. Second, anyone who addicts to Internet has a bigger problem with social life; especially, people who are easily bored, lonely, shy, relationship problem, lake of self-confidence and low self-esteem. They may rely on the computer screen to solve personal problems or meet their needs for companionship.
Ritmoteca.com, which was launched in 1998, was one of the first online mp3 stores. Similarly to iTunes, it would let its users listen to 30 seconds o... ... middle of paper ... ...le find these apps more suitable than a digital music device as music does not have to be downloaded, it can be searched and listened to instantly. Conclusion To conclude, digital music has become a large asset the music business. Music downloads continue to grow rapidly but so does the traditional distribution channels like cds and vinyl’s. It seems that people have their own personal preferences when it comes to music purchases.