Compact Disc Giveaway Sparks Fury in Britain This weekend in Britain the Daily Mail newspaper will include a free copy of the new compact disc by Prince with the purchase of every paper. That has infuriated retailers, who say such giveaways are only reinforcing the belief that recorded music has no value.
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Compact Disc Giveaway Sparks Fury in Britain

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Compact Disc Giveaway Sparks Fury in Britain

Compact Disc Giveaway Sparks Fury in Britain

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Buy the Daily Mail newspaper this weekend, and you will get a musical surprise.

The British newspaper will include a free copy of the new compact disc by the singer Prince with the purchase of every paper.

That has infuriated retailers, who say such giveaways are only reinforcing the belief that recorded music has no value.

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Music Business Still Groping for a Digital-Age Plan

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