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No Napping for Napster Is it truly bad to let people trade MP3s in an easier more accessible way Napster Music Community is an internet company used to trade music in the format of MP3s Throughout record companies and bands there have been controversies claiming the loss of money due to Napster They have tried to bring Napster to legal terms but Napster is not actually selling the music The most recent ruling has been a cease and desist order which may be appealed again Despite the legal battles many aspects prove trading MP3s on Napster to be less severe a problem than it seems Since many users of Napster have spoken on behalf of the company many have agreed that downloading MP3s merely gives them a preview of the CDs they desire to buy Most music listeners first hear new songs on the radio The problem with the radio is that the same songs are played over and over Some of these songs that are repeated are the only good songs on the album of certain artists These one-hit wonders can create the illusion that the rest of the songs on the CDs are also great songs This can influence someone to buy a CD When they only like one song on it they never buy anything by this artist anymore Napster makes it easy to decide whether or not to buy CDs because a user can download other songs from the CDs they are considering buying and make a choice This shows that Napster can benefit the companies and bands that are so outraged by interesting people in CDs they normally would not go out and buy Musical artists struggle for a taste of fame and coverage everyday It seems that without a known record label or lots of touring it is almost impossible to obtain prestige To rise to the top of the music scene new musicians use
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