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The mousewheel cranking away... 2001-06-07 16:02:19
by marasmus
This copied from Slashdot Forums, discussing how record labels pay off radio stations (indirectly) to play specific songs, and are pissed off about needing to pay off the "promoters" in order to get radio play:

So why go after Napster? (Score:1)
by Thnurg ( on Tuesday June 05, @08:42AM EST (#46)
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I don't get it. The same people who went apesh** trying to shut down a service (Napster) that promoted their work for free are paying radio stations to broadcast to a non-paying audience. I've said it before and I'll say it again. It has nothing to do with revenue, and everything to do with control. What's wrong with this picture?

This was just a very well-stated statement about the agenda of the major record labels. Control.