“I’ll tell you what: the first few are on me…”

A recent article at Ars Technica announced that the free streaming tracks available at social music website Last.fm have resulted in a 119% increase in music sales at Amazon.com. These free, full-length streaming tracks have been available since  January with a 3-play limit, after which a link to purchase is displayed.

Seeing as though this is a similar tactic used by drug dealers to get people hooked, it begs the question: Is music a drug?

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