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Case 7 Music: we built this city on rock ‘n’ roll, but where’s the money now?

The business model of the recorded music business, with its tradition of vinyl records and CDs sold through music shops and artistes held on contracts by the record companies, was broken by the arrival of peer-to-peer download sites like Napster and then the legal version of this in the form of Apple’s iTunes site and the iPod.