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Music sites benefit from Napster's legal issues

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2000 19:51

Major music sites gained nice amount of traffic and advertising money because of Napster's legal trouble in July when the service was almost closed, says Media Metrix raport released today.
People poured in when traditional media started to have headlines about Napster, MP3s and music sites overall. And of course, the advertising money came in at the same time.

Biggest jump was right after the ruling that was about to shut down the service -- people started looking to other ways to get free music to their hands. But the boom ended pretty quickly when appeals court stayed judge Patel's order to shut down the service. Basically there was 4 day hit parade in major music sites.

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