October 08, 2003

Not with a bang, but a whimper...

Michael's Minutes will not doubt be looked at by future digital archaeologists as the inscriptions of a late-20th-century Ozymandias...

Day the music died at MP3.com

By Robert Jaques Posted: 06/10/2003 at 23:01 GMT

Yesterday was almost the day the music died for MP3.com after the firm forgot to renew its domain name, documents received by The Register claim.

According to Steve Cox, a musician who promotes his music by posting it on the site - part of the mighty Vivendi Universal empire - only his quick-witted action re-registering the expired site saved MP3.com from a long and deafening silence.

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Full story available here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/33249.htm

Meanwhile, check out Alexa's view of MP3.com usage patterns over the past two years. The graph is the daily ranking within Alexa's top traffic sites. It's currently #894. The glory days are over:

Posted by brian at October 8, 2003 09:39 AM

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