In the past eBay has been used to sell some crazy things like the image of Jesus on a chip, someones forehead space to advertise your company or even a...

In the past eBay has been used to sell some crazy things like the image of Jesus on a chip, someones forehead space to advertise your company or even a girls virginity.

This latest news story actually makes a lot more sense and could be an indication of things to come: a young Indian singer called Shayan has sold future royalties in his debut album in order to get it produced and distributed.

"I kind of understood how the industry worked in terms of the royalties scheme, so I put up an auction as an individual saying that if you invest £3,000 in me, I’ll give you a quarter percent of my life’s earnings in music.  Who would have thought that in a week’s time, I would have got three people to invest £9,000."

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