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Offspring puts new album online in MP3

Posted at 17 September 2000 19:57 CEST by ZiSE
Source: ZDNetPunk band Offspring said Friday it will give away a new album on the Web, hitting a sour note with a recording industry fighting a landmark copyright case against Internet song-swap service Napster, which it accuses of promoting online piracy.Offspring's strategy directly contradicts the recording industry's argument that Napster's technology is hurting sales by enabling fans to get music for free."Digital downloading is not hurting CD sales," said Offspring's manager Jim Guerinot.The whole album will be posted by late October, while "Original Prankster," a single from the new CD, will be available for downloading next Friday, when Offspring launches a contest giving fans a chance to win $1 million by downloading the single and registering their e-mail address with the band.Okay...where do I sign up

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Posted on: 18 Sep 00 03:16
    This is soo cool. What a great idea and what great ammunition for Napster to screww the RIAA and all the big companies backing it.
    Unknown
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    Posted on: 18 Sep 00 03:39
      Also the group Smashing Pumpkins put thier latest albu for free on the net.

      source
      http://www.zonnet.nl
      Unknown
      CD Freaks Guru
      Posted on: 18 Sep 00 04:20
        Where can I download the smashing pumpkins album for free? I love their music and a legal site is bound to be better quality and easier to get than some morons ratio ftp site.

        e-mail me if you know where to get it for free
        Unknown
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        Posted on: 18 Sep 00 04:20
          This is probably the coolest thing any band has ever done, I use napster all the time, but I was going to buy offspring's new album when it came out because they support napster, but now I can download it with there permission!!! NAPSTER ROCKS! OFFSPRING ROCKS! METALLICA SUX!

          p.s. I will still buy offspring's album anyway just because they are so cool.
          Unknown
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          Posted on: 18 Sep 00 06:20
            The URL of the Official is
            http://www.offspring.com

            The direct Link to the News is :
            http://www.offspring.com/site/news/news63.html

            Their New Single : "Original Prankster" will be available in Mp3 on the site the 29th ofSeptember

            Finally :
            "Following this, the band's forthcoming new album, titled Conspiracy Of One, will be available in its entirety at www.offspring.com. What's more, every person downloading tracks from the album will have the option of automatically being entered in a drawing to win $1,000,000. The winner will be announced live on MTV on November 14th, the traditional retail release date of Conspiracy Of One. "

            Sounds Cool.
            Fixx.
            Unknown
            CD Freaks Guru
            Posted on: 18 Sep 00 06:23
              And What about LimpBizkit ?

              Don't they have an Albulm comming out in October ?
              (the 24th I think..)

              I hope they'll do the same thing also...
              Unknown
              CD Freaks Guru
              Posted on: 18 Sep 00 06:42
                About SmasingPumkins,
                here is a great site :
                http://www.netphoria.org/index.html

                I think the official one is down...

                Their new albulm is not supposed to be on Cd...

                If anyone does have it on Mp3,
                give us the link...

                Title of the Albulm :
                "Friends and Enemies of Modern Music" and 3EPs.

                Here's the story :
                "The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new album on Constantinople Records (Billy's new label) and is the Smashing Pumpkins 6th album. This album is being described as a followup to Machina and the last album from the band. As a final farewell, and a fuck you to a record label that didn't give them the support they deserved, a limited pressing album was made (3x10" + 2LP, 5 discs total) and given away to be bootlegged out among the fans. There is 25 copies pressed on to 12 inch records, there will never be a cd pressing for this album.
                "
                Unknown
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                Posted on: 18 Sep 00 07:00
                  Hey Fixx dude http://www.cdfreaks.com/jochem/../smilies//smile.gif
                  I checked out that site. The only copy of the songs I could find were in real audio format. I like their music but I don't like it that much. I'd rather slit my wrists and drip the blood all over my computer and blow it out rather than install RealAudio or jukebox on my system. They both suck and are HUGE bloatware that tries to grab too much of your system.

                  Any other places you know of?
                  Unknown
                  CD Freaks Guru
                  Posted on: 18 Sep 00 07:32
                    1 for Offspring, 100 for Disturbed1, Million for RATM
                    Unknown
                    CD Freaks Guru
                    Posted on: 18 Sep 00 08:13
                      to Nila,
                      if you are talking about Smashing Pumkins, find everything about "Friends and Enemies of Modern Music" on Napster, I think the user is "GisliPals" or me "obike_fixx"...

                      About Offspring :
                      the same thing, use Napster.
                      "Original Prankster" has been found.
                      But nothing yet about the Album...

                      I also agrees with what TheSK8man said,
                      RATM Rules, they were cool at the VideoMusic Award.

                      http://www.cdfreaks.com/jochem/../smilies//wink.gif

                      Hope it helps.
                      ObikeFixx.
                      Unknown
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                      Posted on: 18 Sep 00 08:18
                        well..well... WHAT MORE DO WE WANT...(covers/inlay/jewelcase too???) by posting..(for free of course) if they start something i think they should make it big too....otherwise ...f*** them ...(its only publicity or something. because of NAPSTERtrial) when your not on no1 .....you suck ...soooooo...lets do it this way!...simsalabim...
                        Unknown
                        CD Freaks Guru
                        Posted on: 18 Sep 00 08:21
                          oooops ...sorry.....GREAT...LOL
                          Unknown
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                          Posted on: 18 Sep 00 09:04
                            Cobain, I have trouble to understand what you mean...
                            Still, it sounds cool.

                            About Offspring, be aware that they are some fakes out there...

                            I just found one... ;0

                            see Yaa.
                            ObikeFixx.
                            Unknown
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                            Posted on: 18 Sep 00 10:25
                              "Offspring launches a contest giving fans a chance to win $1 million by downloading the single and registering their e-mail address with the band."

                              Hmmmm, are you sure this is not a trap setup by RIAA.
                              When you go and collect the prizemoney, they catch you for illegaly downloading MP3s.

                              I know, I'm paranoid....
                              Unknown
                              CD Freaks Guru
                              Posted on: 18 Sep 00 10:42
                                Maybe you aren't, who knows...

                                But anyway, you are still able to find it using Napster.

                                At least this one is not gonna come to your house.

                                http://www.cdfreaks.com/jochem/../smilies//wink.gif

                                ObikeFixx.
                                Unknown
                                CD Freaks Guru
                                Posted on: 18 Sep 00 12:17
                                  ok listen up foolz!!

                                  What would you all do if a warezsite said:

                                  "enter your emailadress when downing Microsoft Windows ME, and we will put you in a draw for 1mill $" .. ehmmm..
                                  need i say more, you dumbass motherfuckers..
                                  who gave birth to you anyway?? donkeys???

                                  Jesus fucking christ!
                                  Unknown
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                                  Posted on: 18 Sep 00 12:41
                                    Unknown
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                                    Posted on: 18 Sep 00 13:27
                                      Unknown
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                                      Posted on: 18 Sep 00 17:06
                                        3 download locations for the pumpkins album here: http://www.brennmeister.com/news.php?id=174
                                        Unknown
                                        CD Freaks Guru
                                        Posted on: 18 Sep 00 20:02
                                          OK guys stop watching the X files. Offspring have been long time supporters of napster and has no love for the RIAA. No one is going to bust down your door... it's ok really
                                          Unknown
                                          CD Freaks Guru
                                          Posted on: 18 Sep 00 21:28
                                            Very smart move .THEY ROCK !
                                            Unknown
                                            CD Freaks Guru
                                            Posted on: 18 Sep 00 21:57
                                              Even if it was a trap - what they gonna do? U downloaded something they said u could, so its theyre own fault. It aint a trap neway - the RIAA aint that clever! http://www.cdfreaks.com/jochem/../smilies//wink.gif
                                              Unknown
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                                              Posted on: 19 Sep 00 00:13
                                                Offspring RULEZ!!!
                                                I hope other bands will follow soon.
                                                Unknown
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                                                Posted on: 29 Sep 00 04:37
                                                  helaas klopt niet de offspring zet zijn cd niet in mp3 formaat op internet..platenmaatschappij heeft dat tegengehouden
                                                  No longer with us
                                                  Posted on: 11 Apr 08 18:43
                                                    cd/dvdw not working error message driver not installed

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