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Mr. Brooks’ music will be available only through his Web site, garthbrooks.com, and GhostTunes.
GhostTunes makes selected music available to a consumer’s “locker,” and can be accessed through smartphones, tablets or personal computers in a format not proprietary to any single manufacturers’ technology.
The site is home to seven million songs, representing music labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.
Mr. Brooks has refused to permit the selling of his music on iTunes because he says iTunes’ singles emphasis deprives songwriters and music publishers from income from tracks included on complete albums. The singer-guitarist has sold nearly 70 million albums since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking retail sales in 1991.