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THE LAST HOLDOUT IS IN THE BARN

Garth Brooks, the last major artist to withhold his music from digital and streaming services, has been shopping his new album and making his catalog part of the deal, which would finally make it available for downloads and streams. But he was turned down by UMG and Sony before accepting a rumored $30m offer from Apple.

There was some interest from Spotify, but the absence of a sales component took that option off the table.

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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