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Re: An Open Apology to Kim

> At 10:53 PM 5/30/2003, Mark Hamburg wrote:
> >Why did Windham Hill put out Piano Sampler albums
> and Guitar Sampler albums

Often such discs are sold for a lower price as "loss
leaders" so buyers can get a taste of the artists on
the label and then go buy THEIR albums (at full
price). The samplers usually aren't all that
listenable due to the discontinuity of, erm, "style",
and often end up in used bins, but they do seem to
work in generating sales for the labels...

(BTW, NorthSide's $5 sampler discs are


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