Warner Music will sell James Blunt's new album through MySpace in an attempt to capitalise on the social networking site's popularity among music fans.
From Tuesday, US consumers will be able to listen for free to Mr Blunt's entire album, All the Lost Souls, from his MySpace webpage. If they like it, they can purchase a download for $9.99 that will play on Apple's iPod, and will also receive a compact disc version in the mail.
The experiment reflects the music industry's determination to find new ways to sell music at a time when it is being ravaged by piracy and continuing declines in CD sales.
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