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Sep 22, 2014 10:30 AM

Hugh McIntyre

Selling 'Used' Digital Music is Here, and it's Troubling

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Over the past decade or so, selling music has become increasingly difficult with piracy rampant across the web and audiences less and less willing to give up their hard-earned money for something they can likely find for free. Now, even sales of digital tracks and albums are shrinking. Streaming and its notoriously low payouts for most artists – is on the rise, along with other, newer revenue-stunting methods of obtaining music.