Wed May 29,12:56 PM ET
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Clint Black has a vision of the future that would strike fear in
any record executive: He sees a day when fans will buy music directly from
artists without waiting for a record label to release it.
"I'll go to clintblack.com," Black says, explaining how a fan would go about it.
"I can have a 12-song CD for 12 bucks and guess what — I didn't have to leave
the house for the CD."
Black, a member of the Recording Artists Coalition, which is seeking less
restrictive record contracts, says labels may become irrelevant if enough
artists decide to put out their music directly.
"As the technology changes and the distribution channels evolve, artists are
going to become free," he says.
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