By Peter Getty. When Apple created the iTunes Store, offering for the first time a digital way to deliver individual tracks for just 99 cents, the music industry received a fatal blow. While this might have been better for artists and record companies than the mass pirating of their songs that was all the rage in the early years of the century, iTunes opened a gate that potentially can never be closed. Apple decided how much a song costs on this planet, end of story. And so, seemingly, came the end of the era of music format upgrades. Baby boomers...

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