James Maguire is an audio producer, multimedia sound designer and Internet journalist. He has worked extensively as a composer and MIDI programmer, and is very active in developing audio for Web applications. He has been nominated twice for Emmy awards for Excellence in Audio Production. Maguire has an M.A. degree in Interactive Communications and writes frequently about Internet issues, including e-commerce, culture, and music. Brandon Barber is product manager for the Internets most controversial site, Napster.com. Prior to joining Napster, Brandon was manager of digital music at Tunes.com, the Internets premier music hub and the home of the most respected brands in music: Rolling Stone, The Source, and Down Beat. He has been with Tunes.com since its relaunch in 1996. Lara Gifford has been writing about the Internet since the early nineties. Her articles have appeared in Computer Resources Magazine, The San Diego Reader, Portlands Willamette Week, and in on-line magazines. Lara currently authors an online fictional serial called “Email Stories,” for a popular Internet newsletter site (www.sodamail.com). She and her boyfriend Rick live in Portland, Oregon and are the proud parents of one adorable hedgehog. Steve Allen is a journalist, musician, composer, and computer guru who has been involved with digital music since the 1980's. He is currently the MP3 and MIDI Music Guide for About.com (mp3.about.com). A native of Macon, Georgia, Steve played guitar in bands in the Athens, Georgia area during the 1970's and 1980's. In Athens, he was owner of the famous 40 Watt Club where many bands such as R.E.M. got their start. In 1995, Steve started the MIDI Composers' Exchange, the oldest and largest Web site devoted to original music. Steve holds a master's degree in education from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.