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Get rid of advertising on the LA Times front page. Replace it with a new music CD

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Patrick Goldstein has a great idea. Replace advertising on the LA Times front page with a CD full of new music. Given that the recorded music business is pretty much over, and that exposure via film, TV and concerts is the primary revenue source for musicians outside of publishing assets for bands that write their own material, this seems like a pretty good idea. Talk to Prince. He has sold tens of millions of albums over his career, but has chosen to give his latest album away, much to the chagrin of his label, as a way to promote his new material. Why? Because people don't buy albums anymore. The labels are still a year or two away from getting this, but it is the Truth.