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posted: 9/4/2014 2:25 PM

Garth Brooks creates own digital service for music

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  • Garth Brooks announced that he's launching his own digital sales service.

      Garth Brooks announced that he's launching his own digital sales service.
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By Caryn Rousseau
Associated Press

ROSEMONT -- Garth Brooks isn't just going digital. He's launching his own digital sales service.

Brooks announced Thursday that he's partnered with the creators of digital pay site to release his back catalog and two new albums for about $30 and is encouraging other artists to join him in taking control of their music.

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The country music superstar made the announcement at Allstate Arena in Rosemont where he's to opening his world tour Thursday night. It's the first of 11 concerts planned at Allstate Arena before shows in Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.

Brooks was one of the last holdout big-name musicians refusing to put his music on iTunes. He previously announced a deal with the Sony Music label for a new album.

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