Napster, the maker of the famous song-swapping software, said today it is planning to forge relationships with unsigned artists and small, independent record labels. The idea behind the relationships is to spread previously unreleased music from the artists free of charge via Napster.
Till now the record industry has concidered Napster a playground for piracy. It remains to be seen if this kind of co-operation will change the attitude towards napster. Source: CNET.com News