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10 Of The Smartest Business Moves in Music History

Music isn’t only defined by what you hear on the radio. If you haven’t figured it out by now, it can also rack in some serious revenue — that is, if you look at it like a business. If you really think about it, though, a few music-related business moves have completely changed the way we function as consumers, and even turned some of our favorite artists into professional moneymakers beyond their hit records. Deciding which artist you’ll spend your cash on and how you’ll even get that album in your hands can be attributed to the clever business moves of those steering the wheel behind the scenes.

As we anticipate the future developments of the music industry, it’s only right to pay homage to 10 standout business plans that left a lasting, and lucrative, paper trail. If you currently have an Apple ID, copped Sean John in the past 15 years, or spent hours glued to YouTube, you’ve definitely helped that business grow. Keep reading to see just how much.

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