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Wired: MP3 Revolution: Rhetoric or Real?

Feb 26, 2000, 05:13 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oakes)

"Music wants to be free. MP3 will bring artists a bigger cut of the profits. Middlemen will diminish, and the recording industry is running scared."

"'The question is: Is this real or is this just so much rhetoric?' asked Charles Nesson, director of Berkman Center for the Internet & Society and moderator of the opening panel at 'Signal or Noise? The Future of Music on the Net,' a conference held on Friday at Harvard Law School."

"A proven model for MP3 success has yet to emerge from the various online music 'labels,'..."

"In what way is MP3 going to offer the young musician a new career path?"

"The answer? It's still in beta..."

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