Prince has revealed that he is a supporter of Napster and other online music downloading services. The artist, who became known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince after a dispute with record company Time Warner (the parent company of PEOPLE), wrote on his Web site about his support of the service. "From the point of view of the music lover, what's going on can only be viewed as an exciting new development in the history of music," wrote Prince. "There does not seem to be anything the old record companies can do about preventing this evolution from happening." Musical foes of the service include Metallica, whose suit against Napster resulted in several colleges recently banning the service on campus. Last month, Napster was ordered to shut down but then a federal judge granted a stay.
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