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Garageband Records in hard times
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-02-21
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Source: Mi2N - February 17, 2002

"We're going through a rough period right now at Garageband. We want to apologize to you about this, and ask for your patience and support." That was what you saw in a GB press release, referring to the fact you can't - for the moment, anyway - access any of the site's music or information. A visit to the site on February 17 revealed you can still read, and post, messages if you use one of the email links below. But that's about it.

"Earlier this week, a deal which is critical to the distribution of our records and which we've been negotiating for some time fell apart," said Garageband, going on, "It goes without saying that it's difficult to be in the record business without releasing records. To conserve cash as we endeavor to close another distribution agreement, we have pulled the garageband.com website off line."

If you're a Garageband devotee, there's a makeshift BBS at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/garagebandrecords/ where you'll find group email addies. In the meanwhile, "If we're not able to accomplish something in the next few weeks, we'll share the sad news with you and tell you how we plan to wind up our business," say the guys, adding, "In the meantime, please keep your fingers crossed."


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