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Saving music industry

Published: Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In this day and age, it seems that the music industry is almost entirely obsolete. Every sort of music can be completely free if you know where to go and how to get it. This is why the actions of New York Hip-Hop group Wu Tang Clan have attracted a media storm of attention.

They are attempting to change the entire industry by only creating one copy of their new 31-track album and selling it to the highest bidder. The bids are in the millions of dollars, and the idea behind the album is that it will be treated as if it were an art exhibit.

The CD will travel around and fans will pay to see it for a short period of time. This could be a drastic mistake, or it could change the industry forever.

If this audacious attempt works, it could reinvent the way that people look at album releases. Personally, I think it’s just what we need to save our most beloved art form, music.

Matthew Stevenson

West Dundee

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