By Quincy Jones

Ever since Shawn Fanning launched the original Napster — and even more so now that legitimate downloading has taken off via iTunes — I’ve been hearing lots of talk about the death of the album.

It’s getting louder and louder, and it has our industry running scared. As you all know, single tracks — whether they’re purchased legitimately or downloaded illegally — are cutting into the sales of albums, which are far more profitable.

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