"The RIAA is a professional lobby organization of recording labels of which five labels control 90%of the music distributed in the US. In 1999 these so called "protectors" of the music industry and musicains released only 2600 cds. In the first 4 months of 2000 Napster signed up 17,000 new artists. I have no idea how many are on MP3.Com Excellent artists are being ignored, and discouraged by the music industry. In short, I'm forced to use MP3.Com and Napster if I want to hear new music, or artists. My comment to the "Big 5" is you made your bed, now lie in it." Meanwhile, in other Napster news, if you've been itching to download MP3s from your IRC client, napyrc is the answer to your dreams.