Amazon has introduced a new feature – Auto Rip. Many CDs that users have purchased in the past 15 years will have their tracks added to the Amazon music cloud for users to listen to at any time. Artists won’t be getting paid any extra for this added feature in any traditional sense, but they might see increased sales. Getting users thinking about you could prompt them to research new releases or even tour dates. While “the industry” may not be completely thrilled about the idea, individual recording artists, as well as consumers, could see some great benefit.
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