True Pop Music Fans Rebel with MP3 Files

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True Pop Music Fans Rebel with MP3 Files

Six pop music enthusiasts, consisting of university students, a dentist and an office worker, established a unique Internet site nicknamed the 'Liberated Area of Song', which resides at 'millim.com'.
The site, which opened on June 9, was designed for the free exchange of songs between singers and fans. It follows the likes of the U.S.'s major music site 'MP3.com' which provides free of charge more than 90,000 songs.
The manager of millim.com, Seo Yong-hun said, 'We built this 'guerrilla site' to spread free MP3 files, spurred by the suspension of providing pop music MP3 files on the Internet in May. Up to now, some 20 songs have been given freely by underground singers, while 2,000 people are visiting the site daily.'
Of note is the fact that numerous Korean singers residing abroad are expected to register their songs on this site by the end of July.
The founders also set up a 'room' to report news on the state of Korean underground music, where four reporters write and discuss various subjects such as music providers on the Internet.
Seo urged, 'We can listen to nothing but dance music on TV. We hope to change the distorted pop music trend by distributing MP3 files of diverse genres.'
Kang Joo-an : jooan@joongang.co.kr
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