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Garth Brooks creates own digital service for music

September 4, 2014

CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press



ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Garth Brooks isn't just going digital. He's launching his own digital sales service.

Brooks announced Thursday that he's partnered with the creators of digital pay site ghosttunes.com to release his back catalog and two new albums for about $30 and is encouraging other artists to join him in taking control of their music.

The country music superstar made the announcement at Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburbs where he was to open his world tour later Thursday. It's the first of 11 concerts planned in the Chicago area before shows in Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.

Brooks was one of the last holdout big-name musicians refusing to put his music on iTunes. He previously announced a deal with the Sony Music label for a new album.


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Source: Associated Press


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