Kid Rock: Music's last holdout?

January 10, 2011

Produced by Sound Opinions

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After the Beatles finally announced the band would put its catalog on iTunes, Sound Opinions' Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot noted that only a few major artists remained holdouts. One such musician is Kid Rock, and according to a recent Billboard article, this might be a smart move if your goal is making money. Kid Rock’s recent release "Born Free" has sold over 612,000 copies, but reporter Glenn Peoples says that he would have only sold 294,000 had digital singles been available. So, by forcing consumers to buy whole albums Kid Rock may have made $3 million more.