Digital-Music Detente

How to Bring MP3s to the Masses

A few weeks ago, the idea that the recording industry would embrace Michael Robertson as one of its own was about as ridiculous as, well, as the notion that the leaders of North and South Korea would shake hands. Robertson, founder and CEO of MP3.com was trying to turn the music business on to the MP3 revolution, but all the suits saw was a maverick who went around claiming that they were dinosaurs who didn't get it. And when he launched the My.MP3.com service that allowed users to copy their CDs into his online folders and listen...

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