One consulting firm projects that 32 million portable MP3
players will be sold by 2003
According to the New York Times, techno-savvy recording artists like the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and Less Than Jake posted MP3
files of their songs on their Web sites but were forced to take them down by their recording companies.
The Web has become one big worldwide radio, and MP3
technology lets anyone with a computer and a modern sample music that used to be impossible to find, let alone hear.
Small labels and artists find more freedom with MP3
, but what does it mean for the consumer?
Market Dynamics II-3 A Sketch of Present Industry Scenario II-3 Aggressive Surge in Demand for Flash MP3
Players II-3 Issues and Trends II-3 Global MP3
Players Market: Key Growth Determinants in the Order of Ranking II-4 Rise in Penetration of MP3
Players Among Households II-4
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Prosperity in the online music business may be on the horizon for MP3
sites such as Mjuice.
com is a large, searchable directory that provides links to major music sites that offer music downloads in MP3
, Liquid Audio and other formats.
Anyone interested in the band, such as labels and producers, can pull the raw number of listens and other vital information that is critical to determining how effectively the band is promoting itself to the millions of MP3
In the past year, MP3
has caught on with Internet surfers and spawned thousands of Websites offering free downloadable music.
SanDisk's recent legal troubles with its MP3
players follow the seizure at the International Funkaustellung in Berlin in early September last year when the German Police seized all of the MP3
players marketed as part of SanDisk's "Sansa" product lines and the related advertising material exhibited at the SanDisk booth at IFA 2006.
Westwind Brass says the Station feature and other MP3