theodp writes "Wanna buy counterculture legend Bob Dylan's new CD? For the next 18 months, you'll only be able to do so at Starbucks." We wrote in the past about Starbucks' success in selling a Ray Charles' CD, so this is just an expansion on that concept, combined with Dylan's weird/goofy experiment in doing a Victoria's Secret commercial and offering an exclusive album via their stores for a period of time. However, it seems odd and a bit pointless -- especially in this day and age -- for any musician to agree to have an album only be available in one store. Allowing albums to be sold in these stores makes sense, but the exclusivity seems strange. It also means (most likely) that such songs are not going to be available at any of the legitimate download stores -- meaning people will have more incentive to go looking to download unauthorized copies.
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