Music Shops To Boycott Artists?
Music shops are threatening to boycott artists who appear on free CDs given away by newspapers.
Music retail group BARD claims compilation CDs found inside papers hit sales of paid-for various artist albums. It cited a recent Sun CD which featured The Darkness and The Stereophonics as a typical example.
BARD says it's "hypocritical" of labels to blame falling CD sales on the web when they encourage such giveaways.