‘It devalues the music and the losers will be new artists who are trying to come through . . . Consumers only have so much listening time in the week and if they receive the new album from Prince then they don’t need to buy new music and will spend their money on something else.’ Kim Bayley, director general, Entertainment Retailers Association

‘It has been roundly criticised as a major blow for an industry already facing rapidly declining CD sales.’ Los Angeles Times

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