Universal Music to flood the Internet with out of release record albums
UPI News Service, 01/18/2006
London-based Universal Music Group International is making than 100,000 records -- that aren't normally available any more -- available for digital download.
In addition to being the world's largest record label, UMGI's archives are considered to be the world's most expansive as well, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.
The limitless storage capacity of the Internet could result in a lucrative revenue source for the label, Variety noted.
The first group of 3,000 recordings to be made available for download will include artists Marianne Faithfull, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Fairport Convention, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Nirvana, Chris DeBurgh, Gun and Big Country.
Complete albums will cost $8.44 or 6.99 euros.
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