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NB: MP3 Could Restructure Views On Music

Mar 13, 2000, 20:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sylvia Dennis)

"Scot Hacker, the author of the just-released book, "MP3: The Definitive Guide," says that "MP3" has now surpassed "sex" as the most searched-for term on most search engines."

"More than anything, the O'Reilly book's author says, this illustrates the impact that the MP3 standard is having on the music industry."

"'For the first time in history, artists and musicians can potentially be heard by anyone on the planet with Web access, and those artists don't need any part of the recording industry to make it happen,' he said."

"Hacker's $29.95 book, which covers four computer platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and BeOS, aims to introduce the power user to all aspects of MP3 technology, delving into detail on obtaining, recording, and optimizing MP3 files using both commercial and open source methods... Chapters' two and six... can be downloaded free..."

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