First Victoria’s Secret, Now Starbucks

The word on the street is that the unofficial folk music ‘poster child’ — none other than our beloved Bob Dylan — has recently signed an exclusive deal with Starbucks for sale of his next CD release. “Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962” will be released later this summer and will be for sale at the coffee chain throughout the US. It will include previously unreleased tracks that were originally recorded at the Gaslight Cafe in New York City. What do you make of this? Do you view this as “selling out?” Is selling your CD through a Starbucks any different than through any other major record store chain? Are you just glad that there’s a new Bob Dylan CD on the way, and not very concerned with where you purchase it? The times, they are a-changin’….

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