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jonathanb Silver badge

Re: historically progressive and generous company

What profit margin do HMV and similar record stores make? That's the offline equivalent of iTunes, not the record company. The record company still does the same work as before up to preparing the master copy. Instead of pressing it to a load of CDs and sending them to record stores, they encode it in mp3 and aac format and upload it to online stores such as iTunes.

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