For the majors, a billion dollars is a lot.

As in an epic kidnapping of a major spy or a famous person, send the majors to say at the top of Napster that their offer is too low. Based on subscriptions potential of $ 5 per month per capita for limited downloads and $ 10 for unlimited downloads without blocks for mastering on CD, the estimate of Shawn Fanning (pictured) did not impress the upper echelons of the market of the disc. So while the Sony was the most explicit: "the offer does not make sense for a market of 40 million dollars per year," analysts Webnoize say that the figure would not be sufficient to cover the losses incurred in the last year mourned in the sale of individual (-40 per cent). Now everything in the music market sell less than in 2000, the fault is definitely of Napster.