Why the music industry has nothing to celebrate A great article on Salon about this whole Napster shutdown. My favourite part:

“For music lovers, the bad news today is that if and when Napster shuts its servers down, we will have to find our music through other channels. The good news is that the brain-dead, colossally wasteful, artistically homogenizing old order of the recording industry is committing collective, time-delayed suicide in court.

Good riddance, I say. These institutions have never served artists or listeners well. Once they’re gone or rendered irrelevant, maybe there’ll be room for a new, better order.”