Re: [rumori] FW: Regarding the Changes (for artists)

From: matt davignon (
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 11:42:58 PST

You're absolutely right Steev, and I think most of us even saw this coming.
As time passes, less and less of what is free on the internet is going to
cease to be so - maybe even search engines, yahoo maps,, etc. I
think as more and more websites come to grips with the fact that nobody
clicks banner ads, we're going to see a lot more business models changing.

That doesn't mean I'm not frustrated by it though. Many of my
community-building attempts have been at, and I had several more in
the works. All that work is being undone.

What they are essentially allowing though, is for every group to have a free
"3 song demo" online. If they were brand new, instead of a site that offered
unlimited space until now, people would probably find it a really good deal.
But who knows, they may even discontinue that within a year.

Any ideas how long can last? I imagine they're going to get swamped
within the next month.


>From: Steev Hise <>
>Subject: Re: [rumori] FW: Regarding the Changes (for artists)
>Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:42:06 -0800 (PST)

>But here we are in this absurd situation where no one would
>consider paying anything for anything on the internet. There's
>this expectation that everything is free on the internet.
>Well, there ain't no free lunch. The last 6 or 7 years of Net
>Cornucopia and Irrational Exuberance were just a tremendous loss
>leader for late capitalism. Now the party's over. Get used to
>it, and take an intelligent look at what you're getting for your

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