Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Wayne M. Smith <>
Date: Fri Dec 13 22:46:00 2002

> Now the point I wholely agree on, the top 40 mainstream artists are going
> to get ripped off, to some extent, but for everybody else its the lifeblood
> of exposure. My belief is that Sony et al are not worried about bootlegs of
> Brittany Spears as much as having NO CONTROL over who the public picks as
> the next pop start.
It's not just the top 40 mainstream artists, it's the tens of thousands that
they employ. To the end, there have been substantial layoffs in the music
business over the past two years. Warner/Elektra/Atlantic just laid off another
Received on Fri Dec 13 2002 - 22:46:00 GMT

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