LAT kills column proposing that paper give away music

LAObserved.com | Deadline Hollywood Daily
Patrick Goldstein likes the idea of the Los Angeles Times giving away music. “Having the Times showcase new music would do more than attract advertising — it would help transform the image of the paper,” he wrote. “Newspapers don’t just need new readers, we need new ways to serve them. So why shouldn’t we use one of our core strengths — our entertainment coverage — as a way to transform our web site’s pop music page into a place where you wouldn’t just find us writing about music, but find the music itself?” His column never ran. || Nikki Finke‘s comment. || Earlier LAT piece (summary only): Will free CDs get young people to buy Sunday newspapers?

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