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Garth Brooks launches digital music store GhostTunes

Brooks has famously refused to let digital music retailers like iTunes to sell his songs and albums.
By Veronica Linares   |   Sept. 5, 2014 at 8:13 AM   |   Comments

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NASHVILLE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Country music star Garth Brooks is finally going to offer his music digitally, in his own digital music store that is.

Brooks, 52, has famously refused to let digital music retailers like iTunes to sell his songs and albums, so he decided to create GhostTunes, his own music provider, so he can enter the digital music era.

"Today, with all the scared-ness in my soul, all the love in my heart for music, an alternative for digital music sale is online right now," Brooks said while introducing the service a press conference Thursday.

The "To Make You Feel My Love" singer went on to say that his service will differ from other digital music providers in that, "first, the music is however the artist or the label that owns that artists' work wants it sold."

"Second, it doesn't go on the 70-30 split that digital music is on right now, it's on a much more flexible scale," he continued. "You can play it on any device you want the second you get it. So no more territorial stuff."

Brooks is currently offering a digital package, "The Bundle," including his first eight albums, his 1998 double album and his upcoming two albums for $29.99. Musicians like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande have also made their music available in GhostTunes.

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